I look forward to hearing from you. Or not, since your policy is not to respond if you’re not interested. But I’m not exactly looking forward to being rejected.

I dread not hearing from you.

— Query by Zilla Novikov

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City planner by day, tired climate activist by day off, aspiring writer Zilla Novikov’s query letters quickly devolve into a darkly funny exploration of her own psyche. As the rejections pile up, her novel blurbs and biographies grow increasingly unhinged, while Zilla discovers that the road to bestseller-dom is paved with neoliberal hellscapes.

This book is a scathing satire with genuine passion and heart at its core. Come for the wit and the blackout poetry, stay for the actual inspiration to fight the good fight.
— Rachel A. Rosen, author of Cascade

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