At this point you have finished your writing project, researched out possible literary agents or publishing houses to approach, and are ready for the next step in the process: querying an editor or agent.
How you approach and prepare your query letter is very important. A poorly done query letter can you get your work immediately rejected or tossed aside for eventual consideration. That should not be your goal. Your goal is to present yourself as a professional, show your respect of the professional you are querying, and enticing that person to request to see all of your finished work, or at least a partial submission.
I will go into writing a synopsis in my next post, and follow that with several other of what I consider the submission process elements.
As always, I have added the article on Submission Elements: Query Letters to the Writing Tips on this blog (under My Writing Tips: Finished Product) and to the Writing Tools on my website.