If you're here for the David-debacle update, skip down a post.
Just a quick bit of fun:
Five years ago, in the genre's heyday, about 85% of the manuscripts I received for evaluations landed squarely in the Chick Lit category. In the past few months, I've received an inordinate number of manuscripts about one of the following subjects:
(1) Teenagers with some sort of paranormal powers
(2) Ex-CIA operatives saving the world from big bad oil companies (or other eco-terrorists)
Both are perennial favorites, and, like everything else, they go through cycles of popularity. But that's not what this post is about.
I want to read a query for a book in which all those Manolo Blahnik-wearing socialites turn into lusty vampires and save the polar bears from extinction.
Put your entries in the comments section - assuming I get a few (really, how could this not be the most fun writing exercise you'll do all week?) - I'll pick a favorite, and the winner gets a free query/synopsis evaluation or a copy of one of my clients' just-released books, paid for by me (see the sidebar for options).
UPDATE: Third prize option: I'll preorder you a copy of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Classic Regency Romance - Now with Ultraviolent Zombie Mayhem! due out on April 15.
Quitting the day job
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