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Literary Agents - 9 mistakes to avoid

New Article: Literary Agents - 9 mistakes to avoid
Summary: These days literary agents and book publishers don't have the time to critique your query letter or manuscript. They won't even tell you why you got rejected to allow you to do better next time. Let me give you the inside scoop of the top 9 reasons a query letter submission gets rejected. Use the list to check your next submission BEFORE it goes out!


  1. Turbo said...
    "You have typos, misspellings and grammatical mistakes in your letter. Agent's and publishers expect you to be a professional writer"

    Are we to guess that "Agent's" is a purposeful mistake, to call the reader's attention to the negative impact of such errors?
    Carolyn Kaufman | @CMKaufman said...
    LOL -- excellent catch. No, the writer made the typo. I'll fix it. One thing I'm learning about online publishing is that it's easier to miss things than on paper. That's no excuse, but it is a hazard. Thanks for the note!
    Carolyn Kaufman | @CMKaufman said...
    Actually, I think that constitutes a Freudian slip, given where it appeared in the article...

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