Dear Writer:

The Rosenberg Group is accepting new clients working in romance fiction (please see my Areas of Interest for specific romance sub-genres); women’s fiction and “chick lit.” If you are interested in my representing your work please mail me a query letter. Please do not query me by email or fax, I will not respond to either.

Your query letter should not exceed one page in length. It should include the title of your work, the genre and/or sub-genre; the manuscript’s word count; and a brief description of the work. If you are writing category romance, please be certain to le me know the line for which your work is intended. Make certain to include a #10 SASE with your query letter. If one is not included I cannot respond to your query.

Should your letter intrigue me I will then ask you to send a complete synopsis and the first three chapters of your manuscript. Please do not send a synopsis and chapters prior to their being requested; unrequested synopses and chapters will be returned unread.

If after reading your synopsis and three chapters I remain interested in your work I will ask to see the complete manuscript. At that time I will ask for a term of exclusivity. The term maybe as short as two weeks or as long as eight weeks, it will depend on the Agency’s demands at a given time.

Fiction is difficult to sell. It is a subjective market. I must be totally committed to a project before agreeing to represent your book. Should I pass on your work, my decision doesn’t lessen the quality of your efforts. It simply means that The Rosenberg Group isn’t the right agency for your book.

Sincerely,

Barbara Collins Rosenberg