11.21.2006

You want to be a writer but you can't read?

I have recently completed three short stories for children, two suitable for children aged six to ten years and one for the teenage group. I am looking for an agent and would be pleased if you could let me know if the above stories are of interest to your agency.
I would appreciate hearing from you in due course.


Is this soon enough?

No.

Here's why

20 comments:

Elektra said...

E-mail her back and ask for a definition of "due course". Is this like due process of the law? Will her query be sent back untried if you forsee it's going to take too long? Will the agent's actual clients have to pay for deporting the untimely query back to the original sender?

LadyBronco said...

OMG!

I am so very glad I had put my drink down earlier, or I would have ruined my laptop!

Sick 'em, KY!

Kim Stagliano said...

Look out Miss Snark - Due course is what landed me with three kids. I think....

KS

Bill E. Goat said...

4. You must include a ten-page writing-sample. It must be pages 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, and 89.

What if in my misspent youth in a secret government biological research station I picked up the bad habit of typing "This Page Intentionally Left Blank" on odd numbered pages? So I have pages 3, 5, 13, 55, and 89, but all it says on them is, "This Page Intentionally Left Blank."

Admittedly, it is the "in thing" among secret government agencies, but do you still want to see any of the odd numbered pages?

Best regards,

Secret Experiment of the Goat Kind Number 9.

PS: Should you need it, I come equipped with a secret potion....

Sha'el, Princess of Pixies said...

Kim Stagliano said...
Look out Miss Snark - Due course is what landed me with three kids. I think....


Is that how you get kids? And here I thought some pregnant woman sneezed on me!

Lauren said...

Where's UPS with that rubber keyboard????

cm allison said...

Or, alternatively, they could send a proper query (with SASE of course) to your e-mail: uranitwit@wtf.comma, correct?
cm allison

overdog said...

[Sha'el, Princess of Pixies said...
{Kim Stagliano said...
Look out Miss Snark - Due course is what landed me with three kids. I think....}

Is that how you get kids? And here I thought some pregnant woman sneezed on me!]

Sha'el, you are so sweet. No, dear, to get kids, a bill e. goat has to sneeze on you in due course.

Sha'el, Princess of Pixies said...

Dear Overdog,

I don't think that's it. Most of my children don't look like goats at all.

JDuncan said...

Ms...(Hey now, put down the gun!)Miss Snark,

Just stopped by to refill the gin pail and wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving. Happy Holidays and thanks for the wonderful blog.

Malia said...

Thanks y'all.

Malia wiping off her monitor

Anonymous said...

But if you type "This page intentionally left blank" on the page, it isn't blank any more. Perhaps it should say, "This page was intentionally left blank, but I had to type 'This page intentionally left blank' on it so now it's no longer blank. It says, 'This page was intentionally left blank, but I had to type 'This page intentionally left blank' on it so now it's no longer blank. It say . . ." -JTC

Ryan Field said...

How about a 20 dollar bill and rub off lottery ticket between pages 34 and 55?

katiesandwich said...

Ha! What is wrong with people?

Hey, Miss Snark, guess what? When I pulled up this site, my two-year-old (who was born in due course) pointed at the picture of Killer Yapp and said, "Doggie! Doggie!" She was very excited to see KY... and I just though I'd tell you.

cm allison said...

No, No, Katiesandwich, Ky is still under cover. The photo is a Bichon, NOT a KY Poodle. A NY Poodle would never be caught in a Bichon hairdo. However, a Bichon, might be caught in a distinguished Poodle hairstyle.

nut said...

Poor Sha'el. I thing you might need an umbrella, from all those sneezing people and... ummm... animals.

Bill. E: a secret potion? I know, I know... its a secret.

Katiesandwich, watch out for that 2 year old; there's a menacing big bird on the prowl.

overdog said...

Sha'el:
"Most" of your children don't look like goats? Do some of your children look like goats? My kids look like goats but they all wish they looked like pixies.

Anonymous said...

I had an aunt who had 14 children because she was hard of hearing.

Every night when they'd go to bed, my uncle would say, "Do you want to go to sleep or what?", and my aunt would say, "What?"

[bucketafish]

Thank you, thank you ladies and germs, we'll be here all week. Don't forget to tip your waitress.

Bill E. Goat said...

Dearest Nut,

What's the matter with you? You never heard of "love potion number 9." I'm the original.

Yours most alluringly,

Bill E. Goat

Miss Snark said...

Lurid goats.
Dear dog in heaven...