Wednesday, February 02, 2011

January 2011: The Monthly Round-up

If it's the start of a new month, it must be time for the monthly round-up.  With new intern, Rebecca, on the job two days a week, we're actually getting somewhere with the reading!

In January we...

...received 75 queries and declined 43;
...received 5 sample chapters and declined zero;
...received 0 proposals and declined 1;
...received 0 full manuscripts (from non-clients) and declined 3.

We currently have on-hand...

...12 sample chapters
...1 proposal
...6 full manuscripts from non-clients and 3 full-manuscripts from clients.

Rebecca is doing the first reads on all of the non-client first manuscripts.  She likes black tea.  You might want to consider bribery (this is a joke!).

We are currently waiting on 14 sample chapters and 3 proposals.

As always, if we request your material and do not receive it within 30 days, we'll follow-up to make sure our request wasn't lost.  If we still don't hear from you in the next month, your query will be discarded.

Wishing all the folks back east some good writing time in the snow.  It's hard to get into that cozy, snow mode when the temp is always in the 60s and 70s all winter and the sun shines nearly every day.  Believe it or not, I'm jealous of the East Coasters!

Z

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