Friday, June 23, 2006

Query Letters, Part 5—The Ugly

And yes, all of these letters really did come into this office. . . .


Author Author
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July 13, 2001

BookEnds:

I am seeking an open-minded literary agent that is looking for fresh, new material.

I am an unpublished author that has written numerous books - all that are different from anything that you have read or that is on the market. My genres include humor, a romance, short-stories, & science fiction; and a children's book.

I am currently working on a mystery novel that is completely different from any mystery on the market.

Writing is my passion and I have been doing it for four years.

Should you require additional information, please call me. I look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks,
Author Author

5 comments:

Vivienne King said...

with the wealth of how-to sites on the internet, I can't believe that people still make these mistakes. It's soooo easy anymore to find out how to write a strong query.

Oh well, hopefully they'll learn.

Anonymous said...

Humor, a romance, short stories, science fiction, a children's book and now a mystery? How versatile!!

Jodie said...

Ahh, but it's different from any other mystery in the market. Uh how?

4 years and don't know how to write a basic query - even a crappy query at that that at least contained the appropriate information. *g* there is hope for us yet!

Brenda Bradshaw said...

*Blink*

I have no words.

Christine Keach said...

Gee, I've been worried about writing my own queries. With this as my competition, I really have NOTHING to worry about!