Thursday, June 15, 2017

JUXTA ALTERNATIVE POSITON

I’m querying again... 
Eh, eh, eh…and EH!!!
Also...
I’ve been getting emails for dating services...
Eh, eh, eh...and EH!!!
(Yes, I admit it. I checked out a few)
And then I got to thinking...
Querying is like trying to find a date...
That perfect match with all the right qualities.
Eliminating all the wrong, icky, or...
"Are you frickin'kidding me?" ones.
Whoa,wait a minute...
Ah HAH! I got it!
If I was queen in my very own universe...
I could do things my way...
I would juxtapose how querying works.
In my universe...
Agents would seek out authors and manuscripts at:
Find Your Perfect Manuscript.com.
Agents would put in what they’re looking for...
Genre, age categories, word count, author’s platorm...
And then...
Find Your Perfect Manuscript.com.
Would have bots or spiders perusing manuscripts...
And of course they'd edit and make corrections as they crawled...
And then...
Find Your Perfect Manuscript.com...
Would match up agents with all matching manuscripts:
And then...
We writers would get wonderful emails titled: 
“He winked at your query”
“She chose your query”
“These agents like what they see”
Wouldn’t that be perfect?
Querying would become a thing of the past...
There'd be publishing websites...
Where authors could see how getting traditionally published used to be...
Links would show actual query and rejection letters... 
Authors would leave comments like:
I can't believe agents actually expected authors to do all the hard work.
How did authors survive rejection letters?
So?
Are you with me on this?

Always,
Em-Musing

P.S. After working more hours (weeks) than I need to share...I have a query to be proud of thanks to my writer buds. And to be honest...I loved the journey

3 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That's a great idea! You should set up just such a site.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Considering how many writers I've heard say they were going to hire an agent (when it's the other way around), I'm sure most would love that site.

C.D. Gallant-King said...

I know you were kidding, but that is actually a pretty cool idea. For way too long writers have been throwing themselves at agents, which is ridiculous since they are the ones working for you. They should be the ones that are querying the writers, trying to find the work that they want, instead of the other way around.

From a business stand point this also makes way more sense. If agents are supposed to be the ones who know what the publishers want, they should be the ones actively searching for the manuscripts fitting that description, not hoping that someone randomly throws them what they're looking for.

Rant over.