March 07, 2012

All Things Query

que·ry

[kweer-ee] noun, plural -ries, verb, -ried, -ry·ing.  

1. a question; an inquiry.
2. mental reservation; doubt.
3. Printing . a question mark (?), especially as added on a manuscript, proof sheet, or the like, indicating doubt as to some point in the text.
4. an inquiry from a writer to an editor of a magazine, newspaper, etc., regarding the acceptability of or interest in an idea for an article, news story, or the like: usually presented in the form of a letter that outlines or describes the projected piece.
5. a torture device 

If you find definition number five the most relative, you might want to check out these query resources. I've been bookmarking them all over the place, so I figured why not list them for everyone else! 

How to write the damn thing:

Nathan Bransford Blog 

Where to get feedback (ie: scream for help):

Absolute Write Water Cooler 

If you have another great source, add it in the comments! 

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