Query Letter: The Green Beret Barber of Orange Street

Updated: Apr 21

Dear Agent,

In the middle of the night aboard the freight car of a coal-belching, iron-lunged locomotive, a nameless drifter huddles over a small pottery that fits neatly in the palm of his hand. The plain, corked vessel holds a genie, and now it is his.

He believes that all his problems are over. He believes that no one will ever hurt him again. He believes that he is the luckiest man in the world. But he is wrong on all counts.

I am seeking representation for my work, “THE GREEN BERET BARBER OF ORANGE STREET; BOOK ONE: THE WATSONS.” This book is a work of magical realism that is complete (not yet!) at (~175,000 words). I hold a B.A. in English Literature and Letters from Montana State University. This will be my first novel.

Thank you for your time and consideration.


Ellana Mae Strickbine

[writing as E.M. Strickbine]

Status: NOT SUBMITTED, yet

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