Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Do I really have to say this?

Don't post queries in the comment section of other queries.
I will delete them.

If you want to have a query critiqued on the QueryShark blog follow the damn directions.

17 comments:

lynnekelly said...

"Form rejection."

T.D. Newton said...

epic fail.

Rick Daley said...

The simpler the instructions, the more obvious the idiocy of the person who does not follow them.

Rebecca Knight said...

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Really???

This made me sad :(. Why, humanity? Why?

Kristin Laughtin said...

Can't say I'm surprised: I've seen people post their queries for real consideration in the comments of agent blogs.

Josin L. McQuein said...

There are no words...

But fortunately, there is an acronym:

TSTL.

Rain Likely said...

Again I have to ask . . .

. . . what were they thinking?

Jeannie said...

Three new queries today!
I learn something with every one.
You da best.

Andrew said...

"The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits" - Albert Einstein

I have a question? What percentage of queries do you get that you reject in under 2 seconds because the person makes a **HTTP 404 - FATAL ERROR**

You know..like ignoring guidelines, addressing it to the wrong person, opening the query with "Now hold onto you hats cos this is bigger'n The Bible!!!"...those dumb things that anyone with the internet and 5 minutes wouldn't do?

word verification - Nonogy: The study of Nine

Sara Tribble said...

Wow...I am surprised you had to say this. You're already showing us awesome tips so to try and make you agitated just seems like a huge no no! I would hate for you to delete this blog because of people who do not follow guidelines.

S.D. said...

0_o some people.

Jody said...

Ms Shark, your impressive command of snark, sarcasm and bluntness is leading me to believe that you and I may be twins, separated at birth.

Dan Krause said...

SATIRE...

Dear Ms. New Yorky Agent,

DON’T DELEATE ME is a fiction novel about a writer with a devil-may-care attitude without enough common sense to query his way out of a paper bag. Faced with a pile of unpaid bills, and against his better judgment, he queries multiple agents in ways he is explicitly forbidden to do.

Armed with his trusty pair of goulashes (whoops, typo. Who cares though? What agent would pass this up???), this ambitious writer tries to stay out of these agents slush piles.

DON’T DELETE ME is a load of words. But, I wrote it all on napkins and old Chinese takeout menus, so I’m not really sure how long it is. You can count them yourself as you flip through my delicious manuscript. And please, enjoy whatever crab Rangoon or General Sao’s Chicken you might find stuck to the menus. It’s the best part.

Wanna see the manuscript? Of course you do! My friends, and of course my mother, told me how great it is. So, to save you the time, I’m going to go ahead and send it as an attachment.

Signed,

Mr. For M. Rejection

africanstardustruns said...

Ha ha. Mr. Krause made my day:)

niaraie said...

Yeah that's sounds good. good and original.

Elizabeth Prats said...
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Elizabeth Prats said...

Mr. Krause-priceless!