“Virginia Lloyd is the real deal. I found her advice clear, incisive and generous. It was obviously informed by deep understanding both of the writing journey, of its personal costs and rewards, and of the pragmatic realities of the publishing industry. I strongly recommend her services.” ~ Michael Richards

Agent query and publishing strategy

Author strategy session


These in-depth consults are designed to help aspiring authors review their creative project from an agent or publisher’s perspective, and follow a three-part process:

  1. At least one week before our confidential Zoom meeting, you send me up to 20 double-spaced pages of the material you wish me to review. The material could be a draft agent query letter, synopsis, your opening chapter (fiction) or chapter outline (nonfiction).
  2. I’ll provide my high-level annotated comments and suggestions on your materials by email at least 24 hours before the Zoom meeting.
    (This is *not* a detailed line edit.)
  3. During our 45-minute Zoom we will discuss your questions about the process of getting published, finding an agent, and questions arising from my feedback.



  • You will benefit from talking through some of the strategic industry issues that affect your book project with an experienced industry professional.
  • You will have greater insight into how a prospect agent might view your submissions materials.
  • You will feel more confident about your next steps.
  • You have the constructive support of a published author and former literary agent to discuss the process of querying literary agents.



  • Purchasing the Author Strategy Session does not and cannot guarantee that you will get a literary agent or publisher for your work.
  • This package does not include any detailed editorial work on your manuscript.
  • The timing of the Zoom meeting is flexible but must take place within 30 days of the purchase date of the session, unless by prior agreement.
  • There are no refunds.
Submitting your agent query and getting a book published can be isolating, time-consuming and frustrating. My Author Strategy Session is for writers who want constructive feedback and personalized insights from an experienced publishing professional before or during your search for a literary agent or book deal.

This package includes

  • My reading of up to 20 double-spaced pages of material relevant to your manuscript or book project
  • My high-level written notes on your materials delivered prior to the Zoom consultation
  • 1 x 45 min Zoom consultation to discuss your project and questions arising from my feedback

*Select your own time zone from the drop-down before choosing a meeting time!*

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