Sunday, August 01, 2010

I'm filing you under P for Perplexing

1. You're not an "emerging writer" if you've never been published.

2. I am not a "prospective agent."

3. When you put "Represented by: (your name)" I'm confident you don't know enough to be querying.

4. Anonymous references are (1) an oxymoron and (2) make me confident you don't know enough to be querying.

9 comments:

Laurel said...

Someone has spent too much of their weekend with work slush and not enough with the adult beverage kind.

Creepy Query Girl said...

awe. 'emerging writer'- sounds like a butterfly breaking out of its cacoon. Represented by: creepy query girl:)

Ricky Bush said...

How about...being a prospective (or prospecting) writer emerging from the depths of the query pile.

Kristin Laughtin said...

Anonymous references? I'm wondering what exactly they put. Quotes about their work without attributing them to anyone? "References available upon request"? Or something worse?

Mary Arrrr said...

When I read "emerging writer," all I could think about was ALIEN.

Loretta Ross said...

Well, I'm certainly not an "emerging writer"! The heat index is 115 today and I'm in an air conditioned room. No way in hell am I emerging!

Philangelus said...

Dear Emerging Agent:

While you're prospecting for new writers, I just wanted you to know someone referred me to you, so I'd like to represent myself to you as an emerging client.

Love,
Philangelus

wry wryter said...

Oxymoron - isn't that the guy who advertised clothes detergent, and died because he inhaled too much of his oxy-white stuff?

Fanfreakingtastic Flower said...

Here in the South we'd say, "bless his/her heart."