One of the standard themes of the publishing industry is wannabe writers complaining that there is a vast conspiracy of publishing professionals that is preventing their brilliant novels from getting published. Well today agent Colleen Lindsay has been going through her in-box and tweeting about why she rejects most of the queries she receives. The whole tweet stream is collected on her blog. Hopefully a few people will learn from it.
And you know, as a very minor cog in the editing business, I am very surprised how few people actually read submission guidelines.