My other entry into the Bad Query contestPosted: February 22, 2013 Filed under: On writing | Tags: agents, contests, poetry, queries 2 Comments
Here is my second and final entry into the Bad Query Contest. (See the previous post for my first one.)
At ten thousand words, my novel on birds
Is the tastiest treat you will read.
And I know Mum is right; she says it’s a delight
So become my agent, I plead.
I’m sure that you know it. I am a poet—
But my book is written in prose.
It covers the tales of two Willy Wagtails,
Relating their highs and their lows.
In case you’ve not heard, that type of bird
Comes from the land of Australia—
Rather like me. I’m sure you will see
My writing, it shall not fail ya.
And so it is I wait for your reply.
Please send the contracts to me,
And so that I may send them back the same day,
Please enclose an SASE.
(Yes, I actually winced writing the end of the third verse. If you’re wondering.)
Edit: This one was posted on the Bad Query Contest blog, here. I won the “Best query in verse about birds” award. I’m so proud. Do you think I could use that as an author credit on future queries? 😉
I LOVED THIS ONE!!! 🙂