3.04.2006

This is not "glittering prose"

Gotta love a guy who dubs himself Slush God so I slunk over to read his post on the latest slush annoyance. I think that one queried me too. Either that or KY has been preparing for the Oscars a little too vigourously.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

OMG! I didn't think people-who-think-they're-writers actually did this. Sending red,white and blue stars with the ms?? I hate it when people send the stuff in cards for birthdays. But when submitting to agents or editors??

Anonymous said...

LMAO is just about all I can say/do here. Very professional. You go, Captain America! (No, really...go.)

Sha'el, Princess of Pixies said...

i was thinking yellow and purple would be nicer. And a box of chocolate. And maybe a thank you in advance for making us both rich by publishing my stuff card. Or a Teddy Bear. Or maybe cheetos. A whole bag.

Anonymous said...

How about a bottle of gin ?

Anon
"I heart Killer Yapp"

McKoala said...

I hate those things at any time. Who wants to have to fetch the vacuum any time they open a letter? It doesn't make me feel festive, it makes me feel mad.

Anonymous said...

Who, in his right mind would do that kind of thing? Oh wait--what mind?

How old is the person who sent it? 12? And it's not even April 1.

Eileen said...

Duh, everyone knows you send silver stars. Clearly these people don't hang out on enough on line writer websites. I also find enclosing dog cookies helps.

Lady M said...

No no no...

It's March.

It should be yellow stars, blue moons, green clovers!

Linda Adams said...

It's very common to see stuff like this in the job hunting world. Someone sent a shoe to a prospective employer for the "foot in the door." Everyone thinks it's gimmicks to get a busy agent's attention. What happened to the good story?

Miss Snark said...

Jim Cramer, the insane hedge fund guy is famous for telling job applicants to bring doughnuts and three good ideas.

Frankly, I'd laugh at the shoe, give the doughnuts to the homeless guy on the pavement, and laugh it all off. Glitter makes me reach for my sidearm AND your address.

Sarah said...

The Slush God rejected me last month. Sigh. But at least I didn't do that! What baffles me is why anyone would think that was a good idea.