The Page a Day Writers Group

Why Don’t They Like Me?

Posted on: February 10, 2014

You worked hard, met your self-imposed deadline to complete your novel and crafted a nifty query letter. Now, after weeks, months, years of pitching your book to agents, you’re still unpublished.

In his recent post, “Query Letter Pet Peeves — Agents Speak,” Chuck Sambuchino shares some insight from the professionals in the field about why you never heard back.

I found the candid responses helpful, eye-opening and in some cases, surprising. As a newbie novelist, I can see myself making some of the novice mistakes. But misspelling a name is the unforgiveable error. That’s the first rule you’re taught in Journalism 101.

–Claire Yezbak Fadden

1 Response to "Why Don’t They Like Me?"

Thanks for the link. I’ll double check my query letter. 😉
I’m seeing a couple agents at the Southern California Writers’ Conference this weekend. Wish me luck!

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The Page a Day Writers Group is a diverse collection of wonderful writers based in San Diego, CA. We've been meeting monthly since 2004. Our primary function is in-depth writing critique, marketing and brainstorming, but there's usually some wine, chocolate and ribaldry involved too. We write fantasy, humor, literary fiction, nonfiction, romance, thrillers and YA. Join us on our journeys to publication and the wonderland beyond!


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