We’re off to ComicCon! I’ll be back next Monday, but in the meantime, I wanted to give my blog readers early warning that I will be closing to queries on August 1st. If you’ve been hoping to catch my eye, put the finishing touches on your manuscripts and queries, and send it off in the next two weeks. As always, my submissions guidelines are spelled out here. Renee and I have a bit of a backlog to work through, but we’re mostly caught up through June 27th right now, with a few exceptions.
Just went through another pile of queries and it sometimes amazes me the simple things that queriers don’t do. Is it that hard to personalize your email? To make sure your book’s title actually appears in your query? I know I throw a lot of information up here on the blog, and I don’t expect people who are querying me to read every word I’ve ever written (some of them — like that Sweet Valley High rip-off novel I wrote in middle grade, about a dancer and the guy she liked named Lance — are totally stink-o), but don’t blithely ignore the easy-to-find submission guidelines and list of genres I’m looking for, ok?