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Friday, June 18, 2010
SLUSH PILE HELL
So long ago, I can't even find it, I posted hints about how to write a query letter to an agent. Now, courtesy of Jason Boog at GalleyCat at mediabistro.com, I enjoyed a hearty breakfast-time laugh reading a new blog, SlushPile Hell.
It is headed, "A grumpy literary agent wades through query fails." I believe this is misleading. The snippets from queries and the supplied ideal answers is the product of someone with a really great sense of humor.
A couple of favorites:
I want an agent who's confident to get me a 7 figure book deal or high 6 figure deal, not some bull crap deal.
Funny, that's exactly what I say to editors when I send them a proposal. Works every time.
I was told by someone from Simon and Schuster that having an agent is a necessity in today's market. What do you think?
BWAHAHAHAHA! My evil plan to brainwash all S&S employees into recommending agents to authors is working!