Quadruply more gilded.

The form letter rejection pace is picking up: Dear Ms. Stewart, Thank you for your email. I appreciate the opportunity to consider your work for possible representation, but I’m afraid I’ve decided to pass. Please do not be discouraged as many best-sellers have been passed on numerous times prior to being successfully published. I wish you the best of luck finding an enthusiastic agent and publisher for your work. Sincerely, Fearful and Unenthusiastic Passer* (No salutation on this one.) Thank you very much for giving me the opportunity to read your submission. Unfortunately, after careful review, I have decided to pass on this project. Please remember that this industry is incredibly subj

"Things" happen. So do "Thuings."

Glancing back at the last query I sent, I discovered I wrote in the "Subject" line of the email Query: Meatful Thuings As a writer, misspelling the title of your book in the subject line of a query is such an epic fail that I'm almost proud, in a twisted kind of way... That email was to the last email query-appropriate agent / publishing house in my Writer's Market list (Only including those who didn't require sending the entire manuscript. Because seriously, who does that?). Now I will wait the weeks or months it will take for all the agents to get back to me... or not. And work on my spelling. I can only go up from here. So, despite these things, and all things considered, things are looki

Conceptualize a contaminated trailer park.

Another personalized rejection. Nothing really to take away from this one other than to each their own. Who isn't intrigued by mushroom spores altering people's brains? (It's not a zombie story!) Apparently this agent: Dear Ms. Stewart, Thanks for your query. As to your material I'm afraid I will be passing -- I'm just not drawn strongly enough to the concept of your story to feel that I'd be the right agent for the project. I realize it is difficult to make an assessment from a query; nevertheless please know that I give serious attention to every letter, outline, and writing sample I receive. Sorry I couldn't give you a more positive reply. Thanks for thinking of me, though, and

Another Writer's Milestone!

My buttons are popping. MEATFUL THINGS is an awesome title! I received this truly personalized email last week: Dear Cynthia, Thank you for thinking of me, but I am afraid I am not a good fit for this project. I absolutely love your title though and I wish you all the best in finding it the right home! Sincerely, An Agent Who Absolutely Loves My Title!* *Not the agent's actual name. My very first personalized query rejection email! YES!

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