World’s Worst Query Letters and Book Proposals For November, 2018!

World’s Worst Query Letters and Book Proposals For November, 2018!

Oh, yes! We know you’re excited!! Today, we’re going to share another installment of our popular column, World’s Worst Query Letters and Book Proposals.

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!

In case you’re a new reader, please know that we are a publication about writing and publishing FOR WRITERS. When someone contacts us using our online contact form, directly above that form is a link to our writer’s guidelines, in a very large, bold, red font. The link to our guidelines is also at the top of every page on our website.

BELOW ARE THE FIRST TWO SENTENCES IN THE BOOK. A WORD WAS MISSPELLED IN THE TITLE OF THE BOOK, TOO!

I Grow up in a small town called (name removed) were everyone know everyone or they were family or friends of families my mom and my younger brotheer and i we lived on the outside of the county part of it .my mother had five kiiids three boys and two girls i was the baby girl my two older brothers lived with there father they had the same father my older sister lived with my grandmother which is my mothers mother.

THIS WRITER CLAIMED TO RUN AN EDUCATIONAL WEBSITE.

I want to send my Articles and earn. Please help me how can I do this ?

WHAT IN THE WORLD IS AN ENTITLED TITTLE?!

Here come my second tittle entitled > Is It Easier To Publish A Children’s Book?

UM, WHAT???

Most magazines and diaries that compensation won’t acknowledge a join together in the event that it has appear to be on the web.

SOMETIMES, DREAMS DO NOT COME TRUE…

let’s start form the beginning…as a child I had a lucid dream that I would have been a writer.

FOREHEAD SLAP…

How to I am got a payment

WELL, FIRST YOU TURN THE KEY, AND THEN YOU REV YOUR ENGINE, AND THEN YOU PUT IT IN GEAR…

Can I have further information on how to be started

MY EYES WERE GLUED TO THE DELETE BUTTON.

I intend to join the community, just because i feel i have the very words that will keep your eyes glued to the screen.

IF YOU CAN’T SPELL ARTICLE (AFTER 3 TRIES!), YOU CAN’T WRITE FOR US.

I wanna write artical as u like to tell me . you send Artical name and I write artical .. Thanks

EVEN BEGINNING WRITERS USUALLY GET THE PLURAL FORM RIGHT.

I am a beginner in writing who has a flair for writing articles which relate to our day to day life’s.

IF YOU’D BOTHERED TO READ OUR WRITER’S GUIDELINES, YOU WOULDN’T NEED TO ASK ME THAT QUESTION. THE LINK IS ON THE TOP OF EVERY SINGLE PAGE ON OUR WEBSITE. 

I want to write article. What article do you need? Thanks

I READ THIS THREE TIMES AND I STILL HAVE NO IDEA WHAT HE’S SAYING.

I have interest in writing field so I have written a matter regarding to most new logics based economic matter. It is written in English language. Because I have to face critical marketing position so I want to obtain your support to overcome this problem (I require to obtain support for sale my book’s contents which is attached with this letter). We (You and I) must have cautious that there is no create chances of misuse of copyright or create piracy as far as possible.

THE SUBJECT LINE OF HIS EMAIL CONTAINED ONE WORD.

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See more entertaining installments of World’s Worst Book Proposals and Query Letters RIGHT HERE.

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5 Responses to "World’s Worst Query Letters and Book Proposals For November, 2018!"

  1. Tatiana  November 29, 2018 at 10:22 pm

    What a great reading on this gloomy day in Indiana! Thank you, Angela, for giving us these enjoyable articles!

  2. Anonymous  November 21, 2018 at 12:40 pm

    Have you ever calculated how many hours a month you spend reading and answering these crazy queries?

    • By Angela Hoy - Publisher of WritersWeekly.com  November 21, 2018 at 1:37 pm

      We don’t mind because they provide us with endless material for this ongoing series!! And, they’re funny as heck!! 😉

      Angela

  3. drdebra  November 20, 2018 at 9:01 pm

    lol!

  4. Margaret Tessler  November 20, 2018 at 4:20 pm

    Re: World’s Worst Query Letters:
    We’re all victims of the occasional typo, so maybe I shouldn’t laugh. But I do.
    I may sumbit a “articul” to you yet.
    Thanks for keeping us on our toes!