I tried to compose the perfect query letter: concise and yet giving enough details to entice the reader. I pray that the editor notices the British Home Child stamp that I used to post the letter. I pray that it sparks the editor's interest rather than just becoming another piece of paper to be recycled. I pray that she requests a copy of my actual manuscript, which I have diligently been editing over the past several months. I pray that she sees potential in my work. I pray that she says "YES!"
I pray that I'm Just a Home Child doesn't end up in the slush pile, but on the bookshelf of a bookstore or a library or a school. I'll keep you up to date.
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