An aspiring author confronts the literary demons of the world and sets off in search of an agent.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

A Second Bulwer-Lytton inspired Query Letter

In an earlier post, I imagined a truly wretched query letter inspired by the  Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest . Here is my second attempt. No groaning, please!
Dear Agent:

Like his father, and his father before him, Arnold Mayfield is an eunuch. Like her mother and her mother before her, Lydia Proffer is barren.  Against all odds, their romance blossoms, a child is born and the Chicago Cubs win the World Series.

THE FERTILE AND FUTILE is a story of love, pheromones run amok and a wicked curveball. Gabriel Garcia, author of One Hundred Years of Solitaire, has described my novel as something “between Gone with the Wind and The Little Engine that Could.”

My debut novel is complete at approximately 75,000 words and is more than capable of giving birth to a sequel.


Erving J. Frobisher


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