I have discovered something. Everywhere a writer turns they are told how important their query letter is. Be sure to do this, and don’t do that. Ten golden rules of what NOT to say in a query, on and on it goes.

But that is supposing that queries will be read at all – especially the ones sent via email.

I have no way of proving it, but I have sneaking suspicion that as soon as the agent, or their assistant see the word “query” in the subject line – they send back a rejection.

There simply is no other way to explain it.