Connor Goldsmith @dreamoforgonon · 11 Jul 2014

Q111: Urban SciFi. X-Men style mutant on the run. The sample is decent, but there's nothing particularly fresh here. Pass. #millionqueries

Connor Goldsmith @dreamoforgonon · 11 Jul 2014

Q110: Historical. 50s in South Rhodesia, centered on white colonists. I just... would rather not, tbh. Pass. #millionqueries

Connor Goldsmith @dreamoforgonon · 11 Jul 2014

Q109: Fantasy. Be careful with comp titles. If you claim to be "comparable to Neil Gaiman," don't disappoint in prose. Pass. #millionqueries

Connor Goldsmith @dreamoforgonon · 11 Jul 2014

Q108: SciFi. Everyone lives by choice in virtual world. Feels extremely derivative. 130k words is way too many. Pass. #millionqueries

Connor Goldsmith @dreamoforgonon · 11 Jul 2014

Q107: Literary. Dude coming of age in the 2nd person. Unless you're an absolute genius, don't write in the 2nd person. Pass. #millionqueries

Connor Goldsmith @dreamoforgonon · 11 Jul 2014

Q106: Short Story Collection. Not really looking for these w/o an established platform. Pass. #millionqueries

Connor Goldsmith @dreamoforgonon · 11 Jul 2014

Q105: SciFi Thriller. Writing sample is just not very good. Pass. #millionqueries

Connor Goldsmith @dreamoforgonon · 11 Jul 2014

Q104: Epic Fantasy. Premise is very clich├ęd. Feels like the author novelized their D&D campaign. Pass. #millionqueries

Connor Goldsmith @dreamoforgonon · 11 Jul 2014

Q103: Urban Fantasy. Feels like kind of a conceptual hodgepodge. This market is so crowded you really have to wow me. Pass. #millionqueries

Connor Goldsmith @dreamoforgonon · 11 Jul 2014

Q101: "Literary Myth." Probably don't use THE ODYSSEY as a comp title. Pass. #millionqueries

Connor Goldsmith @dreamoforgonon · 11 Jul 2014

Q100: Psychological thriller. Protag's daughter died and he is struggling with it. Not special enough. Pass. #millionqueries

Connor Goldsmith @dreamoforgonon · 11 Jul 2014

Q98: Portal Fantasy Romance. Sample isn't bad, but in time since querying author has self-pubbed. My fault! Pass by default. #millionqueries

Connor Goldsmith @dreamoforgonon · 11 Jul 2014

Q97: Noir mystery. Another PitMad request, you patient saints. Writing sample not doing it for me here. Pass. #millionqueries

Connor Goldsmith @dreamoforgonon · 11 Jul 2014

Q96: Literary. I have no idea what this book is about, apart from 'the woods.' Not super enticed to to figure it out. Pass. #millionqueries

Connor Goldsmith @dreamoforgonon · 11 Jul 2014

Q96: SciFi. Query letter is confusing. No sample pages provided. Pass. #millionqueries

Connor Goldsmith @dreamoforgonon · 11 Jul 2014

Q95: Thriller. 52k is too short. Writing sample is not compelling. Pass. #millionqueries

Connor Goldsmith @dreamoforgonon · 11 Jul 2014

Q94: Thriller. Another PitMad request (I suck). Writing here is strong, but not for me. Totally a taste thing. Nice pass. #millionqueries

Connor Goldsmith @dreamoforgonon · 11 Jul 2014

Q93: Historical Romance. Captive bride plot, which is a bit hackneyed in this genre. Opens with weather. Not grabbed. Pass. #millionqueries

Connor Goldsmith @dreamoforgonon · 11 Jul 2014

Q92: Mystery. This is a PitMad request from a million years ago; I am so sorry. Sample is not strong, unfortunately. Pass. #millionqueries