This is special Fightin' Bookworm-only bonus content from Jane's article Get Your Foot in the Door with a Strong Query Letter
by Jane Choate
Editor’s note: This article explains how to write a longer synopsis for a novel that would accompany the query letter. This synopsis would be up to two pages long, typed single-spaced.
If I ever started a business of writing bumper stickers, my first slogan would be “I Hate Synopses.”
You’re now at an exciting time in the submissions process. You've polished your manuscript, researched appropriate publishers and studied their submission guidelines. Now you're finally going to send your manuscript out into the world to be read by editors.