Brilliant

I got a submission at the company where I work.  The writer proposes a book for middle-grade readers (8 to 13 years) about French lacemakers.  “In 17th century France,” she writes,”The availability of gold for the garments of the king’s court was replaced with lace created by young girls who were skilled in the art.”

This good idea reminds me of a book I loved as a child about young girls who worked in the wool factories up in Massachusetts.  The girls gossiped, fretted about boys, and fell out with friends. Basically it was like Sweet Valley High but with child labor.  Unfortunately, this query letter is completely incoherent, so I’m posting this and asking someone to steal this idea and run with it.

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