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Query Stats

The latest numbers on my current attempts to find my manuscript a home: Queries sent: 80 Active rejections: 22 Passive rejections: 18 Requests: 5 TBD: 35 An active rejection means I received some kind of notification from the agent that the book is not right for them. A passive rejection means that I never heard…

In the Query Trenches

It’s been a while since I’ve made the rounds with querying. The last manuscript I shopped was Changers: Manifesting Destiny, which was eventually picked up by Evernight Teen and published *gulp* in August 2016. Has it really been that long? All the more reason to finish Changers 2! With Manifesting Destiny I sent out 70…

#tenqueries

An interesting conversation—if Twitter can be said to have conversations—has popped up around the hashtag “tenqueries.” This hashtag is used by agents to go through ten queries in their slush piles and give reasons for requesting material or passing. I used to read #tenqueries regularly, but I stopped when I realized I was getting rather…