Some Trends in the Query Pile

October 8th, 2012

I mentioned some of these on Twitter over the weekend, but for those of you who may have missed it, I noticed a couple of recent trends in the query pile. First of all, a number of manuscripts featuring dual narrators, or two P.O.V. characters, telling in alternating chapters their side of a single story. […]

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YA Lit, and Why Everyone Should Read It

July 27th, 2011

Maureen Johnson brought my attention to a great post this morning on In The Library With The Lead Pipe by Gretchen Kolderup, a YA librarian, about everything that’s great about the category, and why people should read it. It’s a long post, but well worth your time. I just wanted to pull out some of […]

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Chasing Trends

June 9th, 2011

Since I reopened to queries last week, I’ve been going through the flood of letters that arrived, trying to keep up. One of the things I’ve noticed, however, is how — even after a query break of almost six months — I’m seeing some of the same things over and over again. The girl who’s […]

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What are YOU looking for?

June 10th, 2010

I think Intern Jenny and I have talked a lot about trends, and how it seems like we don’t ever get one query about a subject, but a deluge. And yet, if the comments on yesterday’s post have taught me anything (besides that you have excellent taste in Buffy episodes), it’s that sometimes what comes […]

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Catching Up

March 30th, 2010

I got home from Europe late last night — well, around 7pm Mountain, but it felt way later to me! I’m mostly caught up on emails and such — not queries, though, so thanks for your patience on those. I did get through EVERY partial on my Kindle, though, and made several requests for fulls, […]

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