Take down that scam, kids!

Remember last year when a bunch of SF writers got together to prove that PublishAmerica was a vanity publishing operation, not any kind of real publisher? (See more info here or here.)

You might remember that I even bought a copy of the book they submitted–I really tried to read it, but it was so unendurably bad that I couldn’t get through any of the chapters, even though I was enjoying the awfulness.

Well, apparently The Screenplay Agency is the PublishAmerica of screenplays, and a similar humourous vigilante action to prove it has been carried out.

Oh God, is this funny. It’s like Query Letters I Love meets the masterwork of Travis Tea.

Look at these loglines, that The Screenplay Agency accepted for development:

“WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THIRTEEN TWELVE YEAROLDS FIND A RED BIKE AND A MYSTIC CRYSTAL OUTSIDE OF THE SCHOOL DOORS ONE DAY? AN DAVENTURE OF MISTICAL PROPORTIONS!”

its the story of an ice cube that every time he feels happy it make him melt a liitle bit more

Go read all the awesome details at Making Light.

Oh god!, it gets better:

The astounding conclusion of the “Friendship Alley” story comes in I Spy Pt. 4 (of 3): The Saga Comes To An End…. What happens when “Danny Broderick” tries to call “Sherry Fine” on the phone? You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll struggle to control of your sphincters!

One Response to “Take down that scam, kids!”

  1. [...] Do you remember Atlanta Nights? Or the similar takedown of The Screenplay Agency? Well, it’s happening again. Ladies and Gentlemen, I present Crack of Death, another purposefully terrible book I will be buying from Lulu.com. You can read the story of the construction of this travesty starting from the relevant post at Making Light. (I might need a special shelf for these books, especially since I’m also planning to buy that new printing of the Eye of Argon–and while it wasn’t purposefully bad, it could fit onto a themed shelf of “books that are good because of how bad they are” along with the PublishAmerica mockeries.) [...]

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