let’s get engaged.

April 24, 2012
VIA EMAIL
Dear Emily Butler:

Thank you for your material for TUDOR SPRING, which I found to be an engaging read.

Yet, I’m afraid that I don’t feel sufficiently enthused to feel as if I’m the right agent to represent this project on your behalf. 

Publishing is a subjective business and another agent might very well feel differently.  I wish you all the best with your work.

Best wishes,

[name redacted to protect the guilty]

All signs indicate that this agent is superb, and we enjoy being rejected by the finest. Nevertheless, we draw your attention to the second paragraph, which needs a re-write pretty desperately.

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