I wrote a great novel. Want to read it?
can I send you a query letter?
I am struggling to get my incoming email file under 200 unanswered emails. Right now it's a losing battle, and the only people who are more frustrated about this than I am, are the people waiting to hear back from me.
I've made a commitment to answer every query. It may not be the answer you want, but I will answer. I will not let silence = no thanks.
The flip side of our deal is you gotta send me a real query letter.
This half -assed crap doesn't cut it.
It has to say my name. (No"Dear Agent")
It has to be addressed only to me (no long string of bcc names)
It has to be a real query letter.
If it doesn't meet all three of those criteria, I reserve the right to delete it unanswered and with no apology.
This isn't complex.
This isn't unusual.
And I really don't think it's too much to ask.
If you do, query someone else.