After a lovely meeting with my writer’s group where they told me – I’m fabulous, my dialogue is wonderful, my story is like “perky breasts”, it just bounces along happily, and that their children are seriously enjoying reading it, I get to my car and find this on the Blackberry:

Dear Author:

Thank you so much for sending the Nelson Literary Agency your query. We’d like to apologize for the impersonal nature of this standard rejection letter. Rest assured that we do read every query letter carefully and, unfortunately, this project is not right for us.  Because this business is so subjective and opinions vary widely, we recommend that you pursue other agents. After all, it just takes one “yes” to find the right match.

Good luck with all your publishing endeavors.


Kristin Nelson
Sara Megibow
Nelson Literary Agency

Maybe I should START the query with the perky breast comment. Couldn’t hurt. On second thought, I’d probably just get sued for fraud. Never mind.

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