Literary agent or editor to writer: novel rewrite request


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Dear [name of writer],

Thank you for allowing me to take a look at [name of work]. Although I feel like you have a very promising start with this novel, I don't feel you quite have a publishable body of work here. There are certainly some very strong elements, and I did read the book all the way through.

I am very impressed with your writing ability, and feel like you could polish this up some to make it publishable. I have enclosed the entire manuscript, on which I have made suggestions and edits for a rewrite.

Should you make a substantial effort in rewriting this manuscript, I would be happy to take another look at it.

Best of luck,