Tuesday, September 01, 2009

The August Monthly Round-Up

With my summer intern, Crystal, now back at school, this monthly round-up is all me.

In August we...
  • Received 46 queries and declined 51.
  • Received 9 sample chapters and declined 8.
  • Received 1 proposal.
  • Received 1 manuscript and declined 1.
We have on hand and need to read...
  • 12 sample chapters.
  • 1 proposal.
  • 5 full manuscripts or self-published books.
In addition, we have 3 full manuscripts from current clients that we need to read and respond to, as well as one proposal we are preparing for submission.

We are waiting on the following requested materials...
  • 4 sample chapters.
  • 1 proposal.
  • 1 full manuscript.
Here's a list of what we have on hand and the order in which we intend to read them. Please note, though, that material from current clients is read before material from potential clients.


  1. Watts
  2. Smith
  3. Marso
  4. Johnston
  5. Cannon
  6. Lawrence
  7. Mercado
  8. Bartlett
  9. Kates
  10. Stills
  11. Kelly (2)
  12. Biela


  1. Conner
  2. Perrotta
  3. Hanford
  4. Dracoules
  5. Gerard

If your name is not on this list and we are supposed to have received material from you, then we either did not receive it or we have declined it. The oldest sample chapters we have are dated July 28th (letter date, not received date).



Tom Geller said...

Received 46 queries and declined 51.

I guess you rejected some twice, for the fun of it. ;)

(I know, I know, backlogs and all....)

Andrew Zack said...

Correct. For example, I could get ten queries on the thirty-first of the month and not respond until a day or two later. Thus, there will never be quite a zero-sum relationship with these things.

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