Thursday, November 15, 2007

The Rejecter: A Literary Agency Assistant's Blog

Ever wonder what goes through the mind of the person who reviews query letters and book proposals from would-be authors? The Rejecter gives you an unexpurgated look into the world of a literary agent's assistant, who, as it turns out, is the first line of defense against bad book proposals.

For anyone who's trying to get their novel published, The Rejecter gives tips on what (and what not) to do to make your submission stand out and make it to the "maybe" pile, where only 5% of submissions end up. Just don't send her your query letter: She won't read it.

And if you have ever considered a career at a literary agency, this blog gives you a really good idea of what it would be like. She even dishes about how and how much agents get paid.

But call me old-fashioned: I'd prefer that she spell it "Rejector."

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