1-on-1 Query Letter Review with Literary Agent Beth Marshea
Refine your query letter, strategize your querying approach, and learn to sell yourself, and your book, to literary agents with the power to get you published while staying true to your unique voice.
Querying can be just as frustrating as it is exciting. You've dreamed of the moment that your manuscript is polished and you're finally to finally pursue a literary agent in hopes of a book deal. There's a chance you've sent out dozens of queries in exchange for silence and thoughts of where you went wrong.
An effective query letter balances your personality as a writer, a strategic approach tailored to the litagent you hope to engage, and the ability to sell yourself as an author with longstanding potential.
1-on-1 Query Letter Reviews are designed to give you the querying insight, critique, and targeted approach you need to write a memorable query.
Beth is the owner and Lead Agent at Ladderbird Literary Agency. She has a BA in Literature and a Masters in Business Administration and is always looking for new and exciting ways to bring more diversity into publishing and beyond.
Beth has had the pleasure of representing many clients, including:
V Castro (Aliens: Vasquez, The Haunting of Alejandra)
Catherine Adel West (Saving Ruby King, The Two Lives of Sara)
M Shelly Conner (Everyman)
Cody Luff (Ration)
Nneka Okona (Self-Care for Grief, The Little Book of Self-Care)
Loretta Brady (Technology Touchpoints)
Harshita Jerath (Eva's Sweet Recipe, The Leaping Laddoo)
BL Radley (Strictly No Heroics)
In addition to agenting, Beth presents at conferences across the United States including Writers Day Conferences, Atlanta Writers Groups, Metro West Writers Group, Futurescapes and many more.
She teaches regular classes at her local community center and is always looking for ways to reach out and uplift writers. She is passionate about all writing but has a soft spot for mysteries and thrillers in all age categories.
What Writers are Saying About Beth
"A talented agent and editor who made observations that other people missed. I hope to follow her recommendations. I grew to respect her greatly for her help." — David Woodard
"First off, I got to say WOW!! I NEVER give 5 star reviews but I would give this collaboration 6 stars if I could. Working with Beth was more than ideal. My first experience and she hit it out of the park. She helped me get my query letter to where I loved it, and now it's out there working for me. Thank you, Beth! I heartily recommend you to all folks searching for excellent precise and insightful editing." — Gabrielle Reynolds
"Beth offers many helpful insights and always does thorough work. Her help was much appreciated." — Terri Fitzsimmons
"Beth is the agent I always wanted: an eager, no-nonsense advocate of my work. I feel lucky to have her support." — Jamie Yourdon, author of Froelich's Ladder and The Space Between Two Deaths
"Beth Marshea is like the best of stories. She is curious, given to the profound, hungry for the superb, and cheerfully tireless. As an agent she has discovered the mystical balance business acumen and tireless respect for the creative. She reads deeply, believes strongly, and carries good writing through this world like a torch." — Cody Luff, author of Ration
"Beth takes on work that she is passionate about and then makes sh*t happen. She is driven, intense, smart, funny, and about as loyal a human as you’ll ever find." — Tammy Lynne Stoner, author of Sugar Land
How it Works:
Literary Agent Beth Marshea will meet you 1-on-1 via Zoom to give detailed feedback about your query letter. This includes:
45 minutes 1-on-1 with a senior literary agent
Insight into what's working and not working in your letter
Editing suggestions for how to write winning copy about your book
Tips and techniques on how to personalize your query to earn an agent's attention
Suggestions on how to write a more dynamic bio that will leave an impression
A review and critique of your synopsis
Have a question?
If you have any questions about working with Beth, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you!
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