Dear Miss Manners:
So, no kidding there I was…. reading queries…. (a surprising way for me to begin a story, I’m sure)
Among the many, one turned out to be a reply to a rejection I’d previously sent. In this reply I was told that the previous query was actually just a trick to see whether I answered my own mail. This new missive was the one true query though it specified that the outline I was receiving did not include the plot twists that were crucial to telling the story.
#1 – How am I supposed to feel about this attempted deception? And why on Earth (or anywhere else for that matter) would anyone think this was a good idea?
#2 – How does one write an outline to send as part of a pitch and leave out self-designated crucial bits?
Agent with Name Spelled Incorrectly, Too!