Wednesday, December 03, 2008

The November Monthly Round-up

Happy Holidays!  Jeez, after getting back from a nice, long holiday break it sure is tough to get back into the swing of things.  I hope you all enjoyed your Thanksgiving holiday and for those of you keeping count, here are the totals for the month of November. 

In November, we... 

  • Received 38 queries and rejected 25;
  • Received 19 requested sample chapters, and rejected 2;
  • Received 2 requested proposals, and rejected 1;
  • Received 5 manuscripts, and rejected 2. 

We currently have the following on-hand to read: 

  • 5 full manuscripts, plus 2 more from current clients
  • 49 sample chapters
  • 3 proposals 

We are currently a waiting: 

  • 6 sample chapters
  • 3 proposals 

If you have a current submission on-hand with us, please note that we have read all partials dated before July 21st.  If you have submitted a partial to us dated before that, you should have heard from us by now.

Please do not forget to review the submission guidelines before you send us a query letter.  Many writers send us sample chapters or proposals before we have requested them.  You do not need to do this.  We promise that if your query has sparked our interest, we will ask you to send materials.  As usual, do not forget an SASE! 

Thank you,
Lisa

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

In your blog of 23 Sep 08, you said: ". . . the oldest sample chapter I have is #471. The cover letter is dated July 20, 2008."

In your blog of 03 Dec 08, you say: ". . . we have read all partials dated before July 21st."

According to my calculations, if you continue at this rate, you'll have to keep working for 1,627 years after you die.

Is this some secret job-security scheme? :)

Andrew Zack said...

My fall intern was focused on full manuscripts, not partials. I've been focused on full manuscripts and making deals for current clients, hence few partials got read. We've always been very upfront about how long it often takes to get material read. That's why we offer every author whose material we request the opportunity to order Express Review. If you can't wait for an answer on your timeline, then perhaps that service is right for you.

Z

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