Occasionally you get wind of a hilarious cover letter sent in to an editor from an author seeking publication. Here’s part of one that is so strange, I almost died laughing. Don’t know if it helped the infernal author get published or not.
This is from an interview with Betsy Mitchell, the editor-in-chief of Del Ray:
Well, I don’t think it was somebody ripping off Monster’s cover letter, but I did just get one from Tronaugh, The Demon of Petty Disturbances, Wrath Department, Disturbances Section. He’s asking to submit a novel. Here’s an excerpt from his letter: “We have scoured the records of Earth literary publishers, and have chosen your company to help us release our work.”
Bravado, to be sure! I laughed for about five minutes on that one.