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Query Letters, Part 5—The Ugly

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

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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I am an unpublished author that has written numerous books – all that are different from anything that you have read or that is on the market.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

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5 comments

  1. 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.

  2. 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!

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