-"It would be a huge mistake if you don't publish this book." A threat? Always a good career move. ;-)
-"What if everything you knew to be true, turned out not to be true? What if it were, in fact, false?" Actually, this sounds like it could be an interesting idea, but the cliches are just too much.
-A query that included 50 other agents in the email address box. Ugh! Slushy slush slush.
-A query in which the writer asked to schedule a phone call, because the book is just too difficult to describe in writing. Huh?
-A query that describes a "fictional novel." As opposed to the one that really exists?
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We all make mistakes. I've sent out my fair share of mediocre queries. The above post wasn't meant to poke fun as much as it was meant to remind us all to polish, polish, polish and then RESEARCH before submitting to agents and publishing houses. Being published is a dream many of us share. Being published on #queryfail is NOT! :-)