We’re off to ComicCon! I’ll be back next Monday, but in the meantime, I wanted to give my blog readers early warning that I will be closing to queries on August 1st. If you’ve been hoping to catch my eye, put the finishing touches on your manuscripts and queries, and send it off in the next two weeks. As always, my submissions guidelines are spelled out here. Renee and I have a bit of a backlog to work through, but we’re mostly caught up through June 27th right now, with a few exceptions.
My client Kater Cheek blogged recently about poor punctuation in stores, “Today I was at a grocery store and they’ve made their labels print out a little tag at the bottom that says “Thank’s from Fry’s” That one I couldn’t let go. I wrote them an email telling them that they ought to have their signage written by the educated, native English speakers on the staff, because bad grammar sends a negative impression. They’ll probably ignore it.” A lot of people do ignore bad grammar, but when you’re writing an email to a prospective agent, you really do need to pay attention.