Editor Letter for GEARBREAKERS
See the three versions of her query letter in the post linked to above, including the version that she sent me, back in the fall.
The query prompted a request for the manuscript (the first paragraph gave me a heart attack, so tight and intentional was the craft, so evocative was the voice!), a read in three days, an offer of representation, some basic editorial work, and a sale to Macmillan.
I can’t wait to see this cover, and to see this gem of a novel in readers’ hands. We’ve got a good 1.75 years to go.
Some thoughts, to help put everything into context:
- There are some query letters that are so deeply immersive, evocative, and stunning that they make your jaw drop and shake your mind. I think Zoe’s was maybe 70-85% there…
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