What is a Pitch (or Query) Letter?

Definition: A letter or email sent to an editor or agent which details an idea for a magazine, newspaper, book or other publication, along with an attempt to sell this particular idea, along with yourself as the potential writer. No difference from a query letter, although query is used mostly for magazine articles, whereas "pitches" often refer to book proposals, too.

Also Known As: query letter, query, pitch

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