Hello Miss Snark,
I have recently stumbled onto your blog and find myself wishing I had found it earlier. I find your attitude refreshing, especially in today's world.
I was wondering if you had any agents that you felt would welcome a query letter for a first time wouldbe author? I had written a book about two years ago, but was met with nothing but rejection. I found myself saddened after having put so much time into writing this book. I put the book to rest and went about my life. After a while I took my book out of hiding and reread it. It was garbage and I understood why it failed. I wasn't proud of the content, form or flow of the book, I was proud of the fact that I wrote a book.
I then set out to write a better book. I believe I am finishing that very book (first draft) now, but would love any advice you can give as far as good agents. I know there are hundreds of lists out there with thousands of agents names. But after reading your blog I am left with feelings of corruption within the agent world.
Thank you in advance for any help you may render. Please feel free to tell me to F-Off as I'm sure you get way too many of these e-mails on a daily basis. If you do feel like writing back though, I will gladly come to where you are and bow down and kiss your sky high stiletto's in appreciation.
Miss Snark is not a matchmaker even though Crossing Delancey is good movie (with books!!!).
Nor is she inclined to feel favorably to someone who writes "after reading your blog I am left with feelings of corruption within the agent world" given that -sound of the cluegun being cocked - Miss Snark IS an agent (not to mention that sentence is subject to severe misinterpretation about the location of corruption).
In fact, Miss Snark sincerely hopes this is one of those spoof emails from people who think it's fun to get an faux letter answered.