Friday, January 6, 2012

Submission letter for Adam and Eve

Below I've posted my submission letter for my latest manuscript: Adam & Eve. It will give you an idea of the submission process.

January 6, 2012

Dear [Editor],

I’m pleased to submit my new historical novel, In the Beginning: Adam & Eve, complete at 82,000 words.

Many questions have been asked and speculated upon pertaining to our first parents, Adam and Eve, and what may have transpired in the Garden of Eden. Answers are difficult to come by, but in all my research I have sensed one thing more clearly than any other. Eve made an informed and intelligent choice. Does this mean that she and Adam understood all the ramifications of eating the forbidden fruit? Perhaps not all, but enough that she knew the choice had to be made in order to bring about the human race.

In Women of the Old Testament, Camille Fronk Olson quotes Deborah Sawyer, saying, “Let us put to death the Eve of patriarchal fantasy, and raise up in her stead the Eve who, created in the image of God, takes responsibility for human progress, liberates herself and her husband from the playground of paradise and engages with the real world” (13).

It is with this objective in mind that I re-created the story of Adam and Eve in fictional form, with the intent to bring to light the true nature of Eve and her choice in the garden—a choice which became the second most significant event in humanity, second only to the Atonement of Jesus Christ.

I would also encourage the evaluators to read the Preface, it will explain some turns of plot that take place in the first 100 pages. I look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,

Heather Moore

10 comments:

Jordan McCollum said...

Very neat to see this side of the process. Somehow I figured books after the first were submitted with a note that said, "Here you go!"

LOL, glad to find out that's not the case.

Maria Zannini said...

I like it. This is something I'd like to read.

Good luck!

Heather B. Moore said...

Jordan, I guess I just have to make it more of a presentation :-) I know not all authors do that when submitting to someone they've already published with.

Heather B. Moore said...

Thanks Maria :-)

Alice said...

sounds intriguing

Christina said...

How do you go about that? Do you take with your publisher about ideas and ask what they would like to see done?

Heather B. Moore said...

Christina, I talked to my editor over the summer to brainstorm some upcoming book ideas. She was supportive of Biblical fiction, so I just had to find the topic!

Taffy said...

Great query! I want to read Adam and Eve now.

Christina said...

I agree with your view of Eve. I think she was amazing - she would of had to of been. I can't wait to read it!

Danyelle Ferguson said...

Love your query! And can't wait for the book to come out. I wish I could hop out and order it now. =)