As I've discovered, summing up your book in one page of excitement is not the easiest process in the world. Especially if you are like me and addicted to plot twists and surprises. I'll admit it, my novel isn't the most straightforward ever written. A lot of things happen. So, I've been working at my query letter for a while. Even during the submission process the letter has undergone a certain amount of revision. (A certain amount = lots and lots).
So, for your reading pleasure, I present: My Query Letter
Feel free to tell me if it sucks.
Dear Agent (insert actual agent name, as I don't think they appreciate being called by their job title anymore than I would appreciate being called Miss Dance Teacher (though that has happened)):
I am seeking representation for my young adult fantasy novel, Switch. It is complete at 56,000 words. (And the best book you'll ever read.)
(This paragraph is reserved for personalized information relating to why this particular agent might be a good fit for my book. Sometimes it also includes some thinly-veiled begging. Okay, not yet, but maybe that will happen as I grow more desperate.)