August 31st, 2006

Enlarge your...er...representation

Agent spam. Yep. I actually got agent spam in the e-mail today. A woman by the name of Michele Glance Rooney is "incredibly impressed" with me and wants to be my agent.

Swiftly burying the part of me that thinks agents really should be like this, I googled her name, and - surprise! - found her listed at, among other places, SFWA's "20 Worst Agents" list. According to this site, she not only asks for an upfront fee from her clients, but also a monthly fee. Needless to say, I shan't be returning her e-mail.

Ahh yes, the glamorous and exciting life of a writer...