Query Status Update

November 8th, 2012 • Kate

As of 4:43 pm Mountain time on November 8th, I have read and responded to all queries sent to me that followed my submission guidelines. If you queried me and have not yet received a response, please check your spam filter, and if you still haven’t heard from me, feel free to resend your query. As a reminder — I’m currently only looking for YA and MG fiction, not picture books, not adult novels, not nonfiction.

UPDATE TO THE UPDATE: I’m hearing from a number of people whose emails I didn’t receive. Something’s going weird, and I hope you can help me sort it out. If you sent a query email previously, and did not receive a response, can you let me know in the comments when you sent it, and what email service you used? I’m trying to figure out if there’s any correlation between the emails that haven’t gone through.

NEW UPDATE! If you sent a query prior to November 8th and did not receive a response, please resend it to contact@ktliterary.com (and cc. daphne.unfeasible@gmail.com). I’m working on a filter that will respond to all queries received to confirm receipt.

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32 Responses to “Query Status Update”

  1. Sarie Says:

    I followed the guidelines and it didn't go through… Shall start a devotional dance to the email gods as soon as I find the right one. Think a rain-dance will work if I chant computery words like dot-com and gmail?

    Hope the re-send went through. If not, the above might go from being a joke to my roommate asking me to leave! Lol.

  2. DaphneUn Says:

    I'm not sure that it did. Can you send me two new emails, one to the queries@ktliterary.com address, and one to contact@ktliterary.com, both with the text of the first stanza of the Rime of the Ancient Mariner? Just to test things?

  3. Sarie Says:

    Sure. I'll do it now. And I sent one November 5th, and now today. From gmail.

  4. DaphneUn Says:

    OK, got the test email. Can you resend your query in the same conversation thread?

  5. Sarie Says:

    Done. Hope it goes through.
    Thank you so much for this!

  6. Erinn Says:

    I am having the same issue too, I have queried three times and none of my queries have gone through. What should I do?

  7. DaphneUn Says:

    Can you send me two new emails, one to the queries@ktliterary.com address, and one to contact@ktliterary.com, both with the text of the first stanza of the Rime of the Ancient Mariner? Just to test things?

  8. Erinn Says:

    Just sent the test. I will re-query today. I feel so bad for you, you thought you were all caught up with queries and now you're getting slammed again. Sorry, as a person who loves feeling productive, that sucks.

  9. Erinn Says:

    Kate, I requeried to both emails and from a new email account I set up. Was an auto reply created, because I never received one and I am not sure if my query was received. I hate to be a pain about this, but I just to be sure you got it. Thank you.

  10. Rachel Says:

    I've also queried a couple times (and followed the guidelines). Glad I'm not the only one! Sent the most recent one today when I saw your blog post, and the one before it was on November 5. Used Gmail and checked my spam settings — sorry this is happening to you!

  11. DaphneUn Says:

    Ugh, sorry about this. Can you send me two new emails, one to the queries@ktliterary.com address, and one to contact@ktliterary.com, both with the text of the first stanza of the Rime of the Ancient Mariner? Just to test things?

  12. DaphneUn Says:

    OK, I got them both! Can you try your query again, in the same conversation thread?

  13. Rachel Says:

    Absolutely! Hope this helps you figure out the issue.

  14. DaphneUn Says:

    Thanks!

  15. Sarah Says:

    I followed the guidelines and queried on 10/8 using my gmail account. I never received any response and carefully checked my spam filter. I re-queried today to queries@ktliterary.com and I'm hoping it will go through. Thanks for trying to resolve this!

  16. DaphneUn Says:

    I'm afraid I still don't have it. Can you send me two new emails, one to the queries@ktliterary.com address, and one to contact@ktliterary.com, both with just the text of the first stanza of the Rime of the Ancient Mariner? Just to test things?

  17. Sarah Says:

    New emails sent with the text of the first stanza, subject line: Ancient Mariner test

  18. xC0000005 Says:

    If you run your mail service, your message tracking logs will show you if the messages in question ever entered the system. If you use a cloud hosting service like gmail, you may not have access to that data.

  19. Nicole F. Says:

    I queried on October 7th and have not received a response (nothing in spam folder either). I'm using gmail.

  20. Melissa Says:

    I'm going to jump on the bandwagon. I followed the guidelines and queried on 10/9 using Gmail. I re-queried today to queries@ktliterary.com. Thank you so much for working to get this fixed!

  21. Sarie Says:

    The common thread here seems to be gmail. Getting a little nervous that some of my other emails haven't gone through. Anyone know how to check on that – short of contacting each person individually and being all, "Hey, so funny thing happened with my account lately…"

  22. Chelsea B Says:

    I also use gmail and have had a problem getting my query through. Have sent three so far, one May 24, one on September 5, and then another on October 11 when you updated your blog saying you were all caught up and to resend if we hadn't heard. After sending my query a third time, I was worried I was bothering you and maybe just not getting the rejection you kept trying to send me. So glad to hear it wasn't just me having this problem! I'll try sending it again to the new address. Thanks so much for doing this!

  23. Michele N. Zugnoni Says:

    It's a good thing I checked your Daphne! I just sent a query via gmail. Based on the responses posted here, I'm going to send it again via hotmail, just in case the first didn't go through. I apologize if you receive multiple submissions.

    Good luck as you work through this issue.

    Michele N. Zugnoni

  24. Tiffany Says:

    I also have tried twice via Gmail and it doesn't seem like it's gone through. Disappointing, I thought Gmail was so reliable! I will try the emails listed above with the line you mentioned to see if it goes through. Thanks so much for looking into this, and sorry that it's going to get you inundated with emails!

    Tiffany Turpin Johnson

  25. Lauren Says:

    Just resent my query last night . I originally queried on 10/21 from my gmail account. Hope it works!

  26. writeaubreywrite Says:

    I originally queried on 10/10 from gmail. I resent to queries@ktliterary.com on 11/8 when I read your update, using gmail again. Today, I resent to the new email addresses you provided, still using my gmail account. Thanks for looking into this!

  27. mary Says:

    Hi, I queried on 10/25- also from a gmail account. I will re-query also to the queries@ktliterary.com account, and also try the contact@ktliterary.com account.
    Thanks.

  28. @ecfrance1 Says:

    Hope this helps: I just sent a query from a gmail account (emilycfrance@gmail) and used the queries@ktliterary.com address. I wasn't sure if all new queries should also be sent to the alternate addresses? I fear being annoying, so I shall sit tight and hope it went through!

  29. Sierra Says:

    I had sent a query via gmail on September 27 and didn't receive a response so I resent my query with gmail again on 11/7. Read this update today (11/11) and, as specified, sent to my query again to the new email addresses provided above with yahoo. Hope it went through.

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