12.05.2005

Down with Love!

Is this true? You don't deal romance? At all? None of your clients? So it would be pointless to send along a romance synopsis when the great synopsis blitz begins?

Miss Snark is a flinty eyed stiletto slinger with a picture of Cruella De Vil on her bedside table.
Down with love!

That doesn't mean you can't submit a synopsis for a romance to the Crapometer.
Unlike Miss Snark, the crapometer is a tempest tossed objet d'heart who lusts for Miss Snark's toaster.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm curious, other than mystery, what all do you accept? And do you accept cross-genre mysteries? I'm writing something I'd term as a "Techno-mystery", like a Techno-thriller but with more mystery elements.

Michele

Remodeling Repartee said...

I've not yet had the opportunity to use this hieroglyph:

LOL.

Miss Snark said...

Michelle, Miss Snark doesn't accept any query letters at all. This blog isn't to solicit queries for my agency; it's to share info about publishing.

Of course, were Miss Snark to accept queries, she'd expect them all to be written in haiku.

Synopses as well.

Bernita said...

Ummmm...what about iamic quatrains?

Bernita said...

"Iambic," dammit.

Joyce said...

"Down with love."

But what about sex?

And here's a question for Miss Snark.

When writing a query letter (another good idea for the Crapometer?) and/or synopsis, whether for romance, other genre or literary, should you try to indicate the level of explicitness? If so, how do you do it and still remain classy?

Bernita said...

One has the impression in "literary" novels, the more explicit the better, but it must MEAN something cosmic.
In the romance genre, words like vanilla/traditional ( door closed), sensual ( door open),erotique ( you've got a camera and are standing at the foot of the bed/behind the sofa/where ever) are often used to differentiate between degrees (and types) of activities described.