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July 23, 2007

Jane Austen rejected

This is all over the news: a writer took Jane Austen's books, turned them into proposals (changing names and places) and sent them into agents and publishers, who all summarily rejected them. (You can download the original article, including the query letter, here.)

Actually, it's not as simple a story as that, as Mags at AustenBlog points out. The query letter (which is all-important when looking for an agent or publisher) he sent was horrible, and most publishers probably didn't get beyond that. And most probably don't have time for a joke like this.

It was an inventive scheme, but probably doomed to fail based on his presentation.

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I like Jane Austen but if I was an editor I would have rejected the proposals because they were too like Austen. Why buy a cheap copy when you can just go read the real genius of Austen?

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