October 26th, 2011
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Dear Steve: (or whoever the agent's name it)
I am looking for a literary agent to represent me. I have completed a 430-page, 85,000-word manuscript of humorous science fiction genre titled Fry Chef Alien.
Fry Chef Alien is about an alien who lands on Earth and finds his spaceship is in need of repairs. Repairs he can't do because, quite frankly, there are no repair shops for spaceships. The alien then finds work as a fry chef, only to discover that many of the customers are also from his planet, also stuck here on unrepairable ships.
I have both a B.S. and a Masters degree from the University of Minnesota in creative writing, and have studied under the direction of award-winning Minnesota author Mark S. R. Peterson. I am also an active member of a local science fiction writer’s group named "Geeks R Us"
Thank you for your time. If so desired, I am able to send either the first few chapters or the entire manuscript for you to review.