Dear Miss Snark,
I have almost completed my thriller called Someone is Killing the Literary Agents of Manhattan. The book's title explains its premise somewhat clearly, except that I am using real literary agents' names and attributes for the characters who are the victims of the maniacal killer.
Do you think if I send it to an agent who gets killed off in one of the horrible ways recounted in the book (stabbed in the eye with a poisoned porcupine needle while reading Gawker, for example), that agent will get turned off by the manuscript and not want to represent it?
Thank you in advance for your sage reply.
You'd have a MUCH better chance of success if you send it to the rival of the agent who gets killed off in a most horrible way. If you write it cleverly, you could just do a universal search and replace on certain names and send different victim versions to each agent. You could start with using all the agents on Ann and Victoria's list...oh wait, that kinda defeats the purpose doesn't it.