June 18th, 2010


letters from the query wars 6/18/2010

# of queries read this week: 202
# of partials/manuscripts requested: 0

oldest query in the queue: June 1

casualty of the week: query in which the writer claimed to be exclusively querying on account of being impressed by my site (which they apparently thought I would believe despite the fact that they sent an attachment though my site expressly directs not to; the text of the email is only 4 lines long and reveals nothing about the book other than its title and the author's opinion that it still needs work)

d.o.a.: the submission of resume and headshot attachments from actress/spokesmodel seeking an agent for their acting career (no idea how this person even got here or what they thought)

mortally wounded and probably not going to make it: query that arrived with sample pages written in Portuguese (which I unfortunately cannot read)

Every time I get something that flouts guidelines (especially if it tells me so), it makes me appreciate all those who send what's requested that much more.