Other Big News!

May 31st, 2011 • Kate

paper-mtnAs of 6am tomorrow, June 1st, I am officially reopening to queries. Please visit our submissions page for full guidelines, and note a change from last year: I am no longer open to Women’s Fiction or Pop Culture Non-Fiction. I am ONLY accepting queries for young adult and middle grade novels.

Be gentle on me, though, will ya? It’s been six months since I’ve dug through the query pile on a regular basis, and I would love a short period to ease into it.


Filed Under: Slushpile


8 Responses to “Other Big News!”

  1. Becky Mahoney Says:

    Haha, understood! I'll hold off for a bit. 😀

  2. Robyn Oakes Says:

    Hurray! I'll keep plugging away on my YA fantasy manuscript (you're top on my list of who I want to submit it to).

  3. Emily Battaglia Says:

    Funny! I checked this site earlier today hoping for news of your reopening. Welcome back! I will wait a bit to query, but happy easing!

  4. Krista V. Says:

    So tempting, but I think I'll refrain. I only have a rewritten manuscript, not a completely new one, and you already took a look at the partial last fall.

    Happy query reading!

  5. Stephanie Scott Says:

    I'm not to the point of querying just yet (or ever?) so I will save you a slush from your pile. Happy reading!

  6. Sophie Morgan Says:

    Do you think you will ever open again to romance? Or is this a 'never will' decision?

  7. DaphneUn Says:

    Sophie, I can't say I'll never reopen to romance (at least adult romance), but after three years of queries, I didn't take on a single writer of women's fiction from the slushpile. I'll still be open to referrals and submissions from folks I meet at conferences, but I'm afraid it's not worth the time I spent reading queries to stay open to that genre.


  8. Sophie Morgan Says:

    Thanks for answering Kate! Fair enough, I guess I can't argue with that. I'll keep one ear open just in case you do re-open because I have a terrific paranormal romantic comedy that I'd love to query. Hope you're feeling better today!