Oh, yes! We know you’ve been waiting for this!! Today, I’m going to share another installment of our popular column, World’s Worst Book Proposals and Query Letters. Featured below are real quotes from query letters and book proposals submitted to us over the past few weeks.
Yes, we can learn from others’ mistakes!
“YOU PEOPLE?” REALLY?? ALSO, FAILED TO STUDY THE MARKET, UNPROFESSIONAL, AND LACKS EDITING.
I came to know that in return of submitting my blog, you people will pay me. can you tell me any terms and conditions or what sort of blogs you want?
NEVER SEND AN EMAIL ATTACHMENT WITHOUT PERMISSION. AND, THE TOPIC OF THE ARTICLE WAS COMPLETELY UNRELATED TO OUR AUDIENCE.
Hi. I’m professional article writer, and I have written 100s of articles on various niches, SO I think to try this site, I have attached an newly written article for your approval.
I PAY A REASONABLE PRICE TO WRITERS WHO SEND GOOD IDEAS IN THE FORM OF PROFESSIONAL QUERIES THAT ADHERE TO OUR GUIDELINES.
I have a few interesting new articles i would to share with you for a reasonable price. Some of my articles are 500 words and some are 600 words. Mainly about SEO…
PUBLICATION CONFUSION! FUNDS FOR WRITERS IS A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT PUBLICATION, OWNED BY MY FRIEND, HOPE CLARK.
I would like to have the opportunity to contribute to Funds For Writers.
WE DON’T PUBLISH SPORTS OR CULINARY ARTICLES.
I’m looking for an additional regular gig. While I primarily write about fishing and diving, my adventures cover many sports and culinary activities around the globe.
HUH??? I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THIS EVEN MEANS!
it has become One Big Quest in our lives – as we now have plenty money, I mean chucks of it
IT WAS SO SHORT AND SWEET, I HAD TO CLICK DELETE.
Subject line of email: Application for a freelance writer
Body of email: just a website address
WHILE IT SEEMS THIS WRITER HAS OVERDOSED ON COFFEE, IT’S MORE LIKELY EVERY PUNCTUATION KEY ON HER KEYBOARD IS BROKEN…OR THAT SHE JUST DOESN’T CARE ENOUGH TO HIT THOSE KEYS WITH HER FINGERS.
My answer is yes I m interested in this article writing but I need a chance and this I going to work for readers and trust me everyone is going to love my article
WHY WOULD A PUBLICATION FOR WRITERS AND AUTHORS PUBLISH SUCH AN ARTICLE? FAILING TO STUDY THE MARKET LEADS TO WASTED TIME FOR EVERYONE.
I seek publisher for the attached article expressing possible disadvantages of the theory or concept of feminism.
OUR WRITER’S GUIDELINES ARE AT THE TOP OF OUR HOME PAGE. IF A WRITER CAN’T BE BOTHERED TO STUDY THE MARKET AND GUIDELINES, MOST EDITORS WON’T BOTHER TO RESPOND TO THEIR EMAIL.
What kind of articles did you expect of me to write? How often will I get paid? How will I get paid?
a student by profession , i am very much interested in writing and would like to go ahead with a writin job for your magazine . I would love to write on various topics . So its a humble request to allow me to be a part of your magazine as a writer.
I THINK YOU SHOULD INVEST WHAT MONEY YOU HAVE IN A CLASS ON BASIC GRAMMAR, SPELLING, AND PUNCTUATION.
i want to earn some money by wrting articel..
YOU CAN START BY REVIEWING THE GUIDELINES…AND EDITING YOUR CORRESPONDENCE BEFORE CLICKING THE SEND BUTTON.
Now How can I be your member and do my freelancing writer with your company.
See more entertaining installments of World’s Worst Book Proposals and Query Letters.
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Angela Hoy is the publisher of WritersWeekly.com, and the co-owner of BookLocker.com (one of the original POD publishers that still gets books to market in less than a month), PubPreppers.com (print and ebook design for authors who truly want to self-publish), and Abuzz Press (the publishing co-op that charges no setup fees).
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