Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Scrub Those Queries

One hundred and forty-one days.

Writing buddy, Ron, has alerted me to another place to test drive your query before having your dreams shattered unnecessarily. Query Shark, which seems to be the pet project of Janet Reid, seems like a gentler, kinder Miss Snark. (For a while, Janet was suspected of being Miss Snark. She has also rejected yours truly three times. Maybe now I'll find out why.)

Write on! Write on!! Brothers and sisters, amen. Write on!!!


FARfetched said...

So is Janet Reid an actual editor or agent, and does she actually accept manuscripts through the blog?

I should write a query for FAR Future; maybe I'll get lucky. Or at least get my query skillz critiqued. "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take."

Rick Bylina said...

Yep, she's a big time agent. I suspect that if she saw a story that tweaked her interest, she'd have no issue asking for pages. But my experience with the sites is that 98.72% of the people submitting queries haven't really done their homework yet.