The Query Letter

by Aaron Einhorn
My third novel, Nobody’s Hero is currently in a state where I have decided to try to publish it. Initially I was considering following the footsteps of my friend Scott Bachmann (ScottComics.com) and self-publishing, but I’ve been persuaded by my friends to attempt to find an agent and go the traditionally published route.

So, that’s what I’m doing. With that in mind, I’ve decided to chronicle that attempt here. Below you will find the template of the query letter I’m sending out to agents. The final paragraphs are personalized based on who I’m sending the query to.

Most teenagers have responsibilities they’d prefer to avoid. For Delia Blake, those responsibilities include saving the world.

In NOBODY’S HERO, a completed 102,000-word YA Superhero Fantasy novel, Delia is trying to have the typical high school experience, rather than embracing her role as the hero she was born to be. Delia is the child of two of the world’s greatest heroes, members of the Liberty Squadron, and has lived her entire life seeing the price that being a hero takes on the families of those heroes. Because of this, she has hidden her powers from her family and their teammates, all in an effort to live as normal a life as possible.

Of course, living a normal life is relative when your best friend is super strong, your ex-boyfriend is your father’s teen sidekick, and you have to balance track practice with hand-to-hand training from an extra-dimensional martial arts expert.

When the heroes of her parent’s generation begin being killed off, Delia must choose between continuing to hide her abilities, or stepping up and using those powers to save her family and stop the unknown villain who is killing the world’s super powered protectors.

All while she tries to figure out who to go to her Junior Prom with.

I am a technical writer and have been an online superhero journalist for the past ten years, for the websites Movieweb.com, ComicHeroNews.com, and DadInACape.com. My first superhero role-playing game supplement, the ScottComics Character Roster Book, for use with Mutants & Masterminds 3rd Edition, will be available this fall. NOBODY’S HERO is my first novel that I have submitted for publication.

PERSONALIZED PARAGRAPH GOES HERE

Thank you for your time and consideration.
Sincerely,
Aaron Einhorn