The Twitter Take-Down

Want to know how not to get your book published? Just look on Twitter, where book agents editors are sharing their worst pitches. “Easily the boldest novel so far written in this fresh century of ours,” one rejected pitch read. And other: “43 years of toiling within my own mind have come to an end with this manuscript!” According to one lit agent, the purpose of this public forum isn’t mockery but education—“Surely, if anything, it’s a useful tool for those traveling the long and difficult road to publication,” The Guardian writes.