Wednesday, April 01, 2009

The March Round-up

Hi, it’s Corrie, the new CEO of The Zack Company. April Fools! I’m Andy’s spring intern and I’m very honored and excited to bring you the March Round-up!

In March 2009, we…

  • Received 35 queries and declined 37
  • Received 8 sample chapters and declined 12
  • Received 3 manuscripts and declined 1

We also...

  • Requested 9 Sample Chapters
  • Requested 1 manuscript

As of March 31, 2009 we have on hand to read the following:

  • 8 manuscripts
  • 3 proposals
  • 43 sample chapters

We are also waiting to receive:

  • 3 proposals
  • 6 sample chapters

We have read all sample chapters dated before December 10, 2008. If you submitted to us before that and sent an SASE but did not hear back, you should contact us.



Jeff said...


I read in a prior post that The Zack Company was looking for medical books (nonfiction). The post, however, was pretty old, so I'm not sure if that's still a genre on your wishlist. If so, I would like to pitch something (in accordance with The Zack Company's submission policy, of course).

Thank you for your time.

Jeff Marsick
Westport, CT

Irish B said...

Hey Corrie,

I see you're dreaming out loud. Thanks for the numbers.

Andrew Zack said...

Our What We Want page is current, Jeff.

Anonymous said...

Just read your March roundup and I'm afraid to admit it, but I'm a bit confused. You said, "Received 35 queries and declined 37." How do you decline more than you recieve? Is there a carry-over from a previous month or perhaps the total received was 72 (35+37)? Or maybe I need a second cup of coffee and the world will make sense again.

Chris Perry
Quincy Mass

Anonymous said...

Hi Corrie, Regarding the March round-up numbers, if you listed them backwards by mistake and no one noticed (ie the boss), just fix them and delete my posts.


Andrew Zack said...

I have no reason to think the numbers are reversed. You have to keep in mind that we may receive queries at the end of one month and reject them the beginning of the next. And certainly we have enough sample chapters and manuscripts on hand to get none in one month but reject ten or twenty chapters and a manuscript or five.


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