This will be a short one:

Agent Diana Fox has a message for all writers out there who think "oh, agents don't even read anymore! They don't even recognize a famous piece of literature* when someone changes the name! I bet I could just pretend she requested something from me and she would believe me!"

Fox's message is simple: you're wrong.


*As Guardian writer Jean Edelstein points out, sometimes agents do recognize that someone is trying to pass off famous work to see if it will get published. But they just don't care.


Nuts. There goes my rewrite of Faulkner's As I Lay Dying . . . from the point of view of the coffin, of course.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008 at 9:31:00 AM EST  

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