The Hail Query is that line in the query letter that is totally out-there and ridiculous, but JUST CRAZY ENOUGH TO WORK*. The part that the author writes thinking:
And 99% of agents and (let’s be honest) interns tasked with reading these queries are just like:
I nominate anything that mentions that God told him/her to write this book.
*will almost definitely not work
Everyone else in the room is just like:
Interestingly enough, this is also what happens when you liken a book to Harry Potter in a sales pitch to conservative Christian bookstores.
Fun fact: I haven’t read it. I also have no interest in reading despite enjoying the fantasy genre.
Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hiddleston (for you, bookalicious!), Nathan Fillion, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Pratt, Robert Pattinson, Eddie Redmayne and Jamie Dornan, Joe Manganiello, David Beckham, Derek Hough, Ashton Kutcher and Wilmer Valderrama, AND PATRICK STEWART!
I have watched them and I am not ashamed