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 o
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?).
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
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!