To inquire about my critique schedule, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with "QUERY CRITIQUE" and your name in the subject line.
Returning customers will be $25.00 for the Query Critique, and $50.00 for the Query Submission Package critique.
"Kris Asselin (aka The Query Godmother) helped me to clarify my pitch and sharpen the wording in my query letter. I felt more confident sending it out, and the following month I signed with my agent. Thank you, Query Godmother!"
--Mary Cronin, author, poet, and writing instructor
"Thanks for the wonderful Query Perseverance Workshop you put on at the Writers' Loft! I love how much concrete information you delivered on writing a query letter and how well you balanced that with specific guidance to the writers who had questions about their individual queries. You gave great perspective on how to persevere in a tough profession and arrived at the art of the query letter from an angle I hadn't yet considered. Thank you so much, and we'd love to have you back, anytime."
--Heather Kelly, Founder, The Writers' Loft
"The Query Godmother knows all the tricks to help set your query apart from the rest of the slush pile. She'll help mold your query into a letter that will have agents begging to read more."
--Josh Funk, author of Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast, Sterling Children’s (Fall 2015) and Dear Dragon: A Pen Pal Tale, Viking/Penguin (Winter 2016)
"The Queen of Queries - Kris Asselin offers quality query advice from strike out to pitch perfect. Kris' critique will give you the confidence to submit a homerun to your dream agent or editor."
-- Pam Vaughan
"I began querying in 2016, knowing nothing about the process or how to properly form a query letter. After seven months of rejection, research, and utter despair, I stumbled across Kris Asselin’s website by chance when reading an article she had written for WriteOnCon. After learning of her frustrations, her triumphs, and her overwhelming desire to help other authors, I purchased a full review packet in February, 2017.
I was initially shocked at the affordable price of the packet review, but nothing prepared me for the rapid-fire successes of my query. After having my query letter, synopsis, and opening pages critiqued, I received one partial request, seven full manuscript requests, and two full offers. I was even awarded “Best Pitch” by agent Melissa Jeglinski at the Atlanta Writer’s Conference!
It did not take much longer for my novel take off. Now, I am signed with my dream publisher, and my debut middle grade novel looks to be the first in a three-book series.
Kris genuinely cares about her clients’ success, and her kindness coupled with her experience makes her an answer to prayer for anyone stumbling through the query trenches. As a burgeoning author, she is my first recommendation to anyone who is commencing or continuing the querying process."