Janet Reid's Query Letter 'Don'ts'

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Note from Chuck: As of August 2016, Janet Reid is now an agent at New Leaf Literary.

Since I've highlighted Fineprint Literary Management lately, I wanted to share something great I found on agent Janet Reid's blog today.

It's called "The Top 8 Things Telling Me I Don't Have to Take Your Cover Letter Seriously," and it's hilarious, as usual.

To see the full post, click here.

Here's a snippet:

1. Start your query with a description of what the cover will look like.
2.Put (c) year on the title page. Even better is (c) five years ago.
3. Put "do not duplicate under penalty of criminal prosecution" on the title page...