Help with my Query Letter
Dear (NAME OF THE AGENT),
I am seeking representation for CALL NUMBERS, a 106,769 word Adult Literary Fiction Novel that will appeal to the fans of FANGIRL by Rainbow Rowell, SWEETBITTER by Stephanie Danler and THE LESSER BOHEMIANS by Eimear Mcbride.
Eighteen-year-old Robin Walker has recently transferred to the 58th Street branch library and finds himself at the mercy of a senior clerk Sonyai Yi, who promised his position to Janelle Simms. Robin tries his best to manage the situation, while noticing that there are numerous political feuds going on within the branch.
Head librarian Augustus Chavez has his authority threatened when Heywood Learner attempts to push his conservative agenda. Meanwhile library clerk Gerry Coltraine confides with Ethel Jenkins his concerns over Sonyai’s mistreatment of Robin and how he plans to act on his objections.
Young page Janelle Simms deals with losing her promotion and keeping her pregnancy a secret with the help of the other branch pages, including Lakeshia Seabrooke, who is torn between alliances when she develops feelings for Robin.
Faced with his grandfather’s failing health, social misadventures and missed opportunities, Robin seeks the affections an elusive, mysterious student while also dealing with Lakeshia’s infatuation. Finding his place within a hostile work environment, Robin Walker must navigate carefully, among the shelves.
With a clear demand for books within this genre, I believe that it will appeal to a wide audience who will identify strongly with the characters in the story.
Call Numbers started as a TV Treatment, with the pilot script being a finalist for the Scriptapalooza Television Writing Competition. It was withdrawn from the competition when stipulations at the time of the contest required me to surrender rights to the work whether it was produced or not.
Thank you very much for your time and consideration.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Yours in anticipation,