Friday, November 13, 2009

As Long As You Had Fun, We Forgive Your Sarcasm


Over at the BookEnds, blagent Jessica  writes a rant about some poor rejected writer who allegedly sent an angry email to 400 publishing professionals, his/her rejecters! Now that takes cajones. I would like to know (a) who wrote that email (come foreward; this is your home), and (b) who were the 400 publishing professional recipients (someone: leak us the note at writerrejected at aol dot com; we won't tell anyone from whence it came.).  What fun!

14 comments:

Next said...

Also, how high can you build a shit cake before it topples over?

Anonymous said...

something smells fishy

duuuuuuuude said...

how do you get 400 publishing contact email addresses? i know maybe 10. even if you sent 400 (400?!?!) queries, you don't get every agent's email address.

Bobb said...

Small point of order: "from whence" is redundant. "Whence" means "from where."

Writer, Rejected said...

Rule of common parlance overrides your point of order. I was merely alluding to the speech.

"We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch - we are going back from whence we came."

--John F. Kennedy

Anonymous said...

Omg Bookends is the most boring blog ever. And all the comments are "yeah, that writer sucks, what an idiot," or "yeah Jessica, you're so right." On every post.

Do any other agent blogs mention this email? Because I wouldn't be surprised if she just made it up.

Anonymous said...

Somehow I expected a better rant from a "publishing professional." Yawn.

Come on, WR, show her how to do it!

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't be surprised if she was the only one to get it, but made it bigger to make her blog post...bigger.

Everytime she talks about a "rule" not to break I go to one of my favorite books and there it is, broken, in plain sight.

I wish some anony editors would do an anony blog about idiot agents. Just like the agents do about idiot writers.

Anonymous said...

"how do you get 400 publishing contact email addresses?"

Are you kidding? How do you expect to stand a chance out there if you have to ask that question? You have heard of this crazy thing we're all on called the internet, right?

Here, let me blow your mind:

http://everyonewhosanyone.com/agus1.html

bah humbug said...

Notice she didn't post the email, just summarized it with bits of hackneyed ire inserted. You'd think if it was so real and so ghastly she would post the actual email.

I didn't see any mention of it on Nathan Bradford's agent blog or the Rejectionist. (It's not a thorough survey of agent blogs, I know.) And 400 is a pretty ridiculous number. I don't think you can even fit 400 email addresses on the CC and BCC lines; my email has a limit to how many you can spam at once. So how would she even know the number of recipients?

Liar, liar.

Johanna Moran said...

"There are three rules to writing a novel and nobody knows what they are." ~Wm. Somerset Maugham

mu said...

Reading agent blogs is a waste of time that could be spent on more interesting procrastination. Agent blogs don't exist to help querents, they exist to advertise the agent/agency. You'll never learn anything from an agent blog besides common sense tips for writing query letters. Don't write like an idiot, use spellcheck, etc.

Ok, maybe the only interesting thing about agent blogs are the butt-kissy comments from wannabe authors. However much of a sucky writer I am, at least I haven't sunk so low that I resort to singing the praises of every navel-gazing post.

If you ever become an agent WR, please keep a blog as entertaining as this one!

Anonymous said...

Why is everybody so angry? I don't see why anyone would make an email like that up, and if I received something like that, I'd be angry about it, too.

KIDS. Stop being bitter.

SECURITY said...

how'd you get in here, anonymous? there are merry detectors at every door.