This one falls into the you’ve-got-to-be- kidding category. Apparently desperate, agentless authors are now posting their queries on Craigslist. The Intern, a blogger who caught wind of this weird new trend, in which an author indiscriminately broadcasts his or her ideas to the world at-large, has some corker examples.
I have written three non-fiction books which have best seller potential. Yes, you’ve heard that before, but if we dialogue I think you will agree. However, I am not a writer, but simply had something important to say. Therefore, I am not familiar with the usual query/submision proceedure and the books are time critical enough, that it doesn’t seem prudent to wade through the normal publishing channels.
As well as:
Compelling children’s picture book dealing with death needs a good literary agent to represent it and get it published. This is a story that provides a thoughtful, meaningful explanation about what happens when a child dies and goes to heaven, using words that are reassuring, loving and helpful to small children struggling with the idea of death. I want to get this book published and the topic is sensitive such that many publishers won’t touch it. Thanks.
Um, yeah. That’ll work. Thankfully, The Intern has not provided examples of any romance writers doing same.