Thursday, December 30, 2010

The Twelve Days of a Writer's Christmas

On the twelfth day of Christmas my writer love gave to me,
12 New stories started
11 Chapters to edit
10 Characters to find names for
9 Split infinitives
8 pages workshopped
7 Nights a week without sleep
6 Books on writing finished
5 Computer crashes
4 New Agent rejections
3 Queries emailed
2 Contests entered
And one more year without a story sold

Monday, December 20, 2010

Agent Query Rejection

Other than the typical "We wish you the best of luck in finding a home for your work elsewhere,' here is a list of the Top 5 most creative rejections to my query letters.

#5. We urge you to submit your work to other agencies
#4. We hope you will soon find an agent with whom you can establish a productive relationship
#3.Our team appreciated the chance to hear about your project, however...
#2. Thanks so much, this looks very interesting, but...

And, the number 1, most creative rejection...
Thanks so much for thinking of us, but the story line is too close to something we are already considering. (Really? Are you kidding me?)

Have you received any out of the ordinary or particularly creative rejection letters? Let me know about it.