I have just finished polishing my first novel and I am nearly ready to send out query letters. I have practically no published work outside of college publications. However, a humorous story I wrote was read on the "Coast to Coast" radio program by Art Bell. Would it be appropriate to list this under experience? Would it be too bold to include a playable audio CD of a known personality reading my work on national radio?
I am interested in your opinion as I have gotten mixed messages about what is and is not appropriate.
Well you can mention it, in that it probably did go through a selection process-much like being selected for Oprah's book club isn't quite a pub credit, but is something you'd want to include in a query letter.
Don't include a CD. For starters, no one will want to hear it, and second, don't send things agents don't ask for. These little extras are the bane of my existence. I know people mean well, but I throw them out unused, unread, unopened. Don't waste your time or your money.