Some have suggested we begin critiquing synopses. Here are two possible objections:
Many readers come here for the laughs, and as it takes more laughs to punch up a boring 600-word synopsis than a boring 200-word query, I, Evil Editor, would have more work.
A lot of the synopses would be for books whose queries we've already done, which would mean no Guess the Plot.
However, I can set a maximum word length, and if necessary, come up with a new feature. So, the maximum is 400 words. Any more and I delete it.
If this works out great, I may quit doing queries at #500 and just go with synopses. But since we don't know how well this will go, I'm going to provide a window of time during which synopses must be submitted. That way there won't be a continual influx of something I may not want to keep doing. Once I do the first batch I'll decide whether it should be a permanent fixture or an occasional "crap-o-meter" or never seen again.
The window for submitting will be Sunday, 10PM eastern time to Monday, noon eastern time. As with the queries, you won't be identified as the author, though you may come out in the comments. Don't include credits, word count, genre. Just the title and what happens in your book.