let’s get engaged.
April 24, 2012VIA EMAILDear 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.
[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.