The query letter
I am currently seeking representation for The Best Birthday Party,
my 1,800-word story geared to 7- and 8-year-olds. I hope that you will like the story and add me to your list of authors.
Danny Sheldon is anxious to celebrate his birthday party with friends and relatives. His parents are looking forward to the occasion, too. The dining room has been brightly decorated with party favors and streamers, colorful Happy Birthday! balloons are taped to the walls, and the whiff of hot pizza is in the air. There’s only one problem: A major snowstorm makes going outside impossible, even for the kids who live down the block. Danny tries to put on a brave face but can’t hide his disappointment that no one shows up. Fortunately, his parents think of a way to save the day, and Danny learns a lesson about what really makes a great birthday party.
Although new to children’s stories, I have been writing for a long time. For nearly 18 years, I wrote about the stock market for [Blank], a publication widely read in the investment community. And many dozens of my management-related articles appeared in magazines and newsletters published by The [Blank] Association.
Thank you in advance for your interest. I will be very happy to send you The Best Birthday Party
for your consideration and look forward to speaking with you in greater detail.