one of those random query posts

Query that Traveled Furthest This Week: from Chile

Something funny: electronic queries that say they are enclosing an SASE

Something that this week made me chuckle: seeing Publish America described as a “mid-range publishing agency”

Tyop: “in the same vain as”

Things that have never happened before: Getting a query entirely written in Spanish (which was not the one from Chile)

Types of Projects Requested from queries read this week:
* YA quirky romance
* YA historical/coming-of-age
* geo-political intrigue novel
* romantic comedy

As of this morning, I have responded to all queries, both electronic and snailmail, received prior to 10/19 (whew). Allowing for sufficient time for the latter to travel from my door to yours, if you haven’t gotten a response then either I didn’t get your query or you didn’t get my reply (and we blame the spam filter or the post office for those).

11 responses to “one of those random query posts

  1. I keep staring at ‘in the same vein as’, but I’m not seeing a typo there?

  2. I think I’m missing something — I always thought that the phrase was “in the same vein as.” Where’s the typo? (Feeling mighty stupid even though this wasn’t my query.)

  3. These are great! Thanks for sharing. I liked your “Tyop” almost as much as the others.

  4. I must admit, I’m a bit curious. Did you mean to type “tyop” or was that a typo?

  5. The newest issue of Writer’s Digest has an article with genuine zany query letters, too. The one that amazed me the most was the guy who complained about being suicidal and having an enlarged prostate – in his query!
    At the same time, it is frustrating to have put hours of work and research into my own queries and then be lumped in the rejection stack with drivel like that. Ah well.

  6. Chuckles
    Seeing Publish America described as a “mid-range publishing agency”
    Bwahahahaha! Made my day, too! 🙂

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