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Say Waht? ~ April Fool’s Contest #14 March 25, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Humor.
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The April Fool’s Day Contest continues!   Post your best guess below.

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PC-CatI’ve been boning up on queries, agents, and submission guidelines lately and laughed out loud when I read the following on-line blurb recently:

Submission Rules:

Proof  read your manuscript thoroughly.  – Good advice, but isn’t proofread one word?

Send us your final edited work.  Manuscripts with a lot of fragmented sentences and spelling errors will be sent back to the author for correction. – Fair enough.

Be sure to edit your more than one time and use spell check. – Edit my what?

We do not accept simultaneous submissions! If you have submitted your manuscript elsewhere and have not received a rejection yet, do not send it to us until you have heard back from the other comany. – Shouldn’t that be company?

We try to respond within 1 week of submission, but it depends on how many we receive.  – How many what?

Now, I know as well as anyone that typos immediately appear the minute we post something, but . . . wow! 

How can this many errors appear in a one paragraph blurb from the editor of a publishing company who is admonishing writers to carefully proofread their own work before submitting it for publication? 

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OK, guys . . .

Fact or Fiction . . . the absolute Truth or a Tall Tale for April Fool’s Day?

Post your best guess in the Comment Box below and stay tuned for the next installment in our April Fool’s Day Contest.

 

Comments»

1. RichardWScott - March 25, 2010

Heh. What a gem.

2. nrhatch - March 25, 2010

Everyone has until April Fool’s Day to enter their best guesses on each post. You can enter them one at a time . . . or all at once.

What will you win? . . . bragging rights!!!

You’ll be able to claim, “I’m nobody’s fool!”

3. kent chapman - March 25, 2010

I’m going to guess this one to be FICTION (?) Sounds probable though.
Hmmmm, naw, I’ll stick with my first instincts. 🙂

4. Ben - March 29, 2010

This would not surprise me – so I will say Yes.

5. Joanne - March 31, 2010

I’m backtracking to the stories I’ve missed…
This is FALSE… even though I believe it could be true.

6. nrhatch - April 1, 2010

TRUE!


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