Dear Miss Snark:
I'm preparing my query letter. I have several non-fiction publications, but no fiction. I have written two novel length fanfiction pieces that received a large number of positive reviews. Would it be appropriate to include the web address and pen name in the letter? Or would this be a form of literary suicide? Is this equivalent to putting fiction on a blog? I wouldn't even consider mentioning them other than creating a blog seems to be a popular method of building readership.
Thank you for your time.
I'm not exactly sure what fan fiction is but the only writing credential I'm interested in is what has been acquired and published by someone other than your mom.
Posting your work on a blog and telling me it got good reviews does not qualify.
Self publishing and telling me you have good Amazon reviews does not qualify.
iUniverse doesn't count
Lulu doesn't count
Self publishing and having Pod-dy Mouth like it counts for half.
Being published by a small publisher qualifies.
E-books count if I can check out how they acquire (that's why you tell me who published your work)
E-zines with posted submission guidelines count (Spinetingler for example)
See the pattern?