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Please read these guidelines.
If you would like me to consider your nonfiction book project, please use Query Manager at https://QueryManager.com/lynnjohnstonlit
This tool has the benefit of giving you confirmation that I did indeed received your query and it helps me manage the volume, thus giving you a faster response. For example, I responded to the most recent entries in Query Manager within 3 days, while emailed queries are taking more than two weeks. Also please note, I don't respond to emailed queries that aren't a good match, whereas I aim to at least give a thumbs up or down to every item in Query Manager.
There is zero cost for you to use Query Manager. I ENCOURAGE YOU TO USE IT.
Of course, I will consider email queries but please only choose ONE METHOD to query me.
I can't open unsolicited attachments.
If interested, I will contact you within two weeks to request additional material/your proposal. As noted above, the turnaround is usually faster via Query Manager.
You do not need to submit materials to me exclusively. If I request your proposal and you receive an offer of representation from another agent while I'm still reviewing it, I'd appreciate you letting me know.
Thank you for your interest in working with me.
I used to put submissions in a folder and send them to the publisher, by mail or messenger, but more often I'd drop them off after taking my kids to school. Now my kids are young adults and submissions are all electronic; yet, why do I still have too much paper? (These were actual papers next to my desk.)
I am interested in the wide range of nonfiction, especially reported narrative, current events, business, science, health, and self-help. Please consider my recent deals and books as a loose guide to the kinds of projects that interest me but if you're unsure (and it's nonfiction), just try me. Please note the only fiction projects I consider are from current clients.