A Year in Queries

December 17th, 2010

I had great intentions this year to post quarterly status reports on my query stats, but I seem to have missed a quarter (here’s April and July, at least). A quick recap: in the first three months of 2010, I saw 1,297 queries and requested 20 partials, passing on all of them. In the next […]

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Quarterly Status Report

July 19th, 2010

Getting closer to caught up on my queries, and I wanted to give you guys the most recent quarterly status report. From April 1st to June 31st, I received about 1,560 queries. That’s an increase of roughly 20% from the first quarter of 2010, when I received 1,297 queries. From that number, I asked for […]

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Quarterly Status Update

April 14th, 2010

It was a little crazy to count up a full year of queries for my last review (in January for all of 2009), so this year, Intern Jenny and I are planning to post the stats quarterly. And can I just say? I’m already a little floored. In the first three months of 2010, we […]

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Random Numbers for your perusal

February 27th, 2009

Curious about the breakdown in queries I receive? I hope so, otherwise I’ve wasted a huge amount of time tracking these things by the numbers! Nathan Bransford shared some of his recent stats the other day, and inspired me to do the same. So, at the time I read Nathan’s post, I had 157 unread emails in my query folder. A few of them turned out to be misdirected, or better sent to other folders to deal with, which left me with 151 queries.

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A numbers game

March 18th, 2008

Being a writer searching for an agent is hard; believe me, I know. You put your manuscript out there and have to wait… and wait… and wait for someone to respond. And even then, you don’t know — will it be loved? Rejected? Critiqued? It’s a tough game to play, but I wanted to do my little part to help explain the waiting.

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