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The Blog of Anya Harker » Blog Archive » Some of the greatest words ever…

Over the past six months, I’ve been getting a lot of emails as I venture into the world of querying. Most often, I see the emails of “thanks… but”. Those are some of the worst — especially when they come from agents you’d think would be perfect for your manuscript. You also learn a lot — not to send off a bazillion queries at once when the query isn’t perfect.

 

You learn to head to other sites that offer peer review. You learn to take the criticism and the hurt and put it into writing bigger and better drafts. Soon you have a version of your query that sparkles so brightly it shines as the diamond in the slush.

 

Then, you start hearing the exciting words.

 

Can I see a partial?

Can I see the first 50 pages?

Can I see the first 30 pages and a synopsis?

 

Those words are great and exciting, especially when you’ve gotten nothing but rejections sitting in your inbox. Still, the greatest words ever to appear in an email have to be:

 

Is your novel still available? If so I’d love to consider the full.

 

It still is enough to make me grin. And so you, my awesome readers, what are some of the best emails you’ve gotten while going off on the grand journey that is publishing?

One Response to “Some of the greatest words ever…”

  1. lexcade says:

    well, the only non-form rejection I’ve gotten was the R&R from my dream agent. She told me I was a “writer to watch” and gave me some really good suggestions to strengthen the piece. I would take a billion of those.

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