Thursday, August 09, 2007

Miss Snark's Greatest Hits (vol 31)

Okay, I've got a internet workaround going now. It's slow and irritating, but I seem to be able to consistently hook up. I still need to get my laptop fixed, but it's not a nightmare anymore. (Drat*)

On to more pics from my digging around through the Snarky goodness.

First, if you haven't received a response to your query in two months chances are it's lost. So, go ahead and send it again.

Also on the query front. Most of them aren't so hot. That doesn't mean the agent won't read your stuff.

Don't be difficult to work with. Really. It's not a good idea because it often means people will stop working with you.

So you made a mistake and got taken in by a scam publisher. It happens and it won't ruin your chances later. In fact you don't even need to mention it to most people under most circumstances.

Here, because it's one of my pet peeves is Miss Snark saying that the old sawwrite what you know is crap. Ya-huh. Right there with her.

Finally, following one of her links, is the Turkey City lexicon–a list of bad ideas and tropes in F&SF stored on the SFWA servers.

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*I'm now without a computer, at least for a week–so I'm back to signing off for a bit. TTFN.

1 comment:

MariAdkins said...

Don't be difficult to work with. Really. It's not a good idea because it often means people will stop working with you. That is one thing I wish more people knew and understood--besides, if you're hard to deal with, word does spread around. :cough: