On the Shelf
How to be a Bureaucrat, and Other News
January 11, 2013 | by Sadie Stein
How to query an agent: a guide.
If you’d rather be a Chinese bureaucrat, well, here’s a guide to that.
“However disgraceful or unprincipled you may think the scribblers of today, rest assured that their eighteenth-century equivalents were at least as bad and probably worse. Furthermore, the laments and recourses of struggling writers have changed very little in the past three centuries.”
Revise, revise, revise.
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