Have you seen Slushpile Hell?
I read it for the first time today. It is hilarious; filled with real snippets of Query Letter submissions from would-be writers, and then the bloggers comments, which are also funny.
For aspiring writers, this website is a great way to learn what NOT to write in your query letter.
I’m amazed at some of the common themes that appear in the submissions:
– God told me to write this
– This is the greatest book ever written
– Don’t steal my book idea
– My friends all loved my novel
But, besides being educational, it is also very entertaining.