A number of readers asked to see Marla Miller critique more query letters. So here she is again from her Youtube channel. You can also read her critique of another memoir at The Writer magazine online. If you have never browsed The Writer mag, you may want to do that also. It offers great advice to writers and will make you a more informed reader.

The subject matter of the memoir embedded below is a mother’s perspective on father-child incest. Marla treats the subject very sympathetically and offers the possibility that the writer in this case might be able to appeal directly to a publisher and not need to convince an agent first.

Comments welcome, both about the content, the critique, or the idea of going directly to a publisher with your memoir idea.

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