Yes, this is filled with whisky

Yes, this is filled with whisky

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Why your reply is a picture, not 1000 words

Complete text of incoming query:

Pasted below are the first five pages of TITLE,  a romance and political satire.
Thank you for your time and consideration.


Outgoing reply:




Any questions?

12 comments:

Gru'ud said...

I have one, non-related question

How come Query Shark entry #242 shons only a blank page?

Was it an April Fool's Joke?

Janet Reid said...

It shows for me. You might try refreshing your browser, or pasting in this link: http://queryshark.blogspot.com/2013/03/242.html



If anyone else has problems, let me know, ON THE QUERYSHARK blog of course.

Steve Stubbs said...

I did not understand the picture, but the query is concise, to the point, and does not waste your time with a lot of yaddayadda about plot and character.

Does that mean the picture is a "yes, send the whole MS?"

Ellipsis Flood said...

One question: Is the dog female? (Sorry, I couldn't resist.)

Nancy Kimball said...

No questions. I completely get the pimp slap. That query is an epic fail on multiple levels. Except for thanking you for your time.

donnaeverhart.com said...

Nope, no questions. Only a *snort* of laughter.

Carolynn with 2Ns said...

I think TITLE is a funny name for a book, don't you ?

Michael Seese said...

You did NOT really send just that, did you?

Beverly Diehl said...

Hilarious!

Though I am mildly curious as to what a romantic political satire might look like. (MILDLY.)

Lynn(e) Schmidt said...

I almost just peed because I laughed so hard. Thank you.

Warrior Princess said...

Can't. Stop. Laughing. Best blog post of the day.

Virginia Llorca said...

Yeah? I totally don't get it.