Friday, June 5, 2009

The Query

Hey, friends! Well, I just got to thinking, and I thought that it might be a good idea to post the query I sent out ot agents---the one that got me an amazing agent in the end. I've had a few people ask to see it, so I'm I'll post it here. Here goes!


Dear Agent,

Seventeen-year-old Bianca knows she’s the Duff (the designated ugly, fat friend). So when Wesley, a notorious womanizer, approaches her at a party she knows he wants to score with one—or both—of her hot friends. God, the man-whore’s arrogance really pisses her off! But Bianca needs to escape from some personal drama, like her mom’s abandonment and her dad’s denial, and a steamy fling with Wesley seems like the perfect distraction. Bianca makes it clear she’s only using Wesley, as if he cares. He’ll sleep with anything that moves after all. Unfortunately, the enemies-with-benefits plan totally backfires.

When her mom files for divorce and her father stumbles into a downward spiral of drinking and depression, Wesley proves to be a surprisingly good listener, and Bianca finds out that his family is pretty screwed up, too. As sickening as it sounds, she has to admit that she and Wesley are a lot alike. Soon she becomes jealous of the pretty girls he flirts with and his cocky grin begins to grow on her. Suddenly Bianca realizes—with absolute horror—that she’s falling for the guy she thought she hated.

THE DUFF, my contemporary YA novel, is complete at 53,000 words. The manuscript is available upon request. Thank you for your time and consideration.

Sincerely
Kody Mekell Keplinger



So that's the query. Trust me, the original draft was HORRIBLE> Thanks to the lovely people over at AbsoluteWrite, I managed to create a pretty one. "smile"

So, now you know what The Duff is about. Probably good because some of my posts may pertain to it. Anyway, thanks for reading!

6 comments:

Lunar Amyscope said...

BW!!! I'm so so so excited that you got a blog, I can't wait to follow this shiz! I also added you to my 'bloggers after my own heart'. Because, yes, you're that special. Woot! Agent partner!

Emilia said...

Hey babe, it's Peachie :) I remember your query when it was thiiis young! haha. Good luck wich yo blog!

Prince Balthazar said...

Congrats, Kody. Great news to get an agent. I wish you a lot of success.

(Found your post on Absolute Write.)

juneluv12 said...

Oh, I love the final draft of the query. I don't think I'd seen it before. It's awesome, and the book is equally awesome!!

Wishing you a very quick submission process!!!

Rebecca Woodhead said...

This is amazing news. Well done. Look forward to following you.

Rebecca (writer in England)

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