5.11.2007

Slushpile!

This is my new visual aid

31 comments:

otterb said...

Oh, dear! ;-)

Cathy in AK said...

Doesn't that just say it all.

Chumplet said...

And what a motto that is!

Laura Kramarsky said...

I should have mentioned that this comes from:
http://101reasonstostopwriting.blogspot.com/2007/05/your-may-demotivator.html

I didn't realize it was going to be posted, or I would have been more careful in my email!

Bill said...

Oh, that is amusing.

It's also funny in the headslap fashion, as in *headslap* "why did I think of that!"

I. M. Bitter said...

Oh dear.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps this should be the new cover for every how-to book/magazine, and appear on all writers' websites.

I can't think of a better way to get the message across....

LadyBronco said...

Too funny!

Oh, I have to add that picture to my blog...

judy said...

Well, paper is cheap.

Pat Logan said...

HAHAHA

I love it.

M said...

Course, that person might have faired better to send in the actual manuscript instead of receipts.

Dave said...

That is so mean, so nasty. So delightfully funny!
You are a scamp! If I wanted to send you gin, where would I?

Petrea Burchard said...

I've just spent a long day reading a screenplay slush pile and I needed a laugh. It was a bitter one, but hearty.

Pepper Smith said...

LOL! Well, that certainly gets the point across, doesn't it?

Maggie Stiefvater said...

A picture DOES say 1000 words, after all.

Elektra said...

The writer's mistake was obvious: they sent the bribe via credit card instead of cash

(this post makes a lot more sense if you hone in on the VISA receipts in the picture...)

nancorbett said...

I'd never thought of this. I could save my prospective agents time and run it through the shredder before I send it.

hone on the range said...

(this post makes a lot more sense if you hone in on the VISA receipts in the picture...)

home, for the love of dog! home in.

Anonymous said...

Painful!

L.L. said...

Least we forget the importance of Guidelines, Oh Dear! Indeed!!!!

Ric said...

very funny

Anonymous said...

I think I am going to a dark lonely place and cry....

Roger said...

That was my New Age, Web 2.0, Blogosphere Novel! I recognize it because I wrote in on the back of my credit card receipts and sent the cover letter on blue (ocean scented) stationary.
I guess I will not be getting a response - I think that I see my SASE in there. Probably had 39 cent stamp on it anyway.

Miss Snark said...

ocean scented?
like...fish?
or low tide?

yaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

No wonder Killer Yapp wanted to sign you up.

Elektra said...

From dictionary.com:

Phrasal Verb(s):
hone in

To move or advance toward a target or goal: The missiles honed in on the military installation.
To direct one's attention; focus: The lawyer honed in on the gist of the plaintiff's testimony.

Roger Anderson said...

Fish - that way you had to read it right away. I figured that you would not want that to sit in your slushpile. Next time I'll try steakbone scented paper despite the fact that I suggest people avoid eating steak.

I. M. Bitter said...
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Roger Anderson said...

I then decided to write it up anyway and send a bound copy - to show her I can get published. Here is what I got back.

Tai Alta said...

For some reason that reminds me of the trick test a teacher gave me in high school, where #1 was to read all the directions before writing and #30 was to leave the paper blank.

The number of people who need this poster is a sad thing to contemplate... funny, but sad.

Anonymous said...

how delightfully one-sided

Sean Lindsay said...

Thank you, Miss Snark, for linking to this.