So, working through my stack of query letters today. As usual, there are a couple that are interesting and couple that are so weird as to make me fear for the fate of western civilization...and then there are these:
"It's also the setting of the serio-comic novel for which I am seeking
representation from a few select agents.."
ok...what the fuck is a serio-comic novel?
They forget to tell me that at agent school.
Is it like a serious novel that has some funny parts?
Is it a comic book that is about serio-type things?
And let's not overlook that smarmy "select agents" phrase. I'm sure you
worked hard selecting me...you picked all the agents who understood
what serio comic meant.
Please. Get a grip on your prose. Maybe if you grip hard enough I won't have
to worry about the fact you teach English at a place where people pay to attend.