Carly Watters || Literary Agent
I spent many years not logging query data, but my 2021 goal is to be more organized.
Some #querystats: so far in 2021 I have received ~600 queries addressed to me.
I have requested 79 manuscripts to date (as of this wk).
I have offered rep to 1 slush pile project.
I haven't emptied my query inbox in awhile.
No wonder I'm running out of space...
That's about 10 month's worth. #querystats
FYI I'm reading partials/fulls from August right now. My query reading is caught up to mid-September. #querystats
A newsworthy announcement: I am caught up on queries. Yes, you heard that right. Fully caught up. Requests to go out shortly. I take your submissions very seriously & read every single one that's addressed to me (yes, even those addressed to Carley Walters 😏). #querystats
If anyone is counting: I have 35 partials, 5 proposals & 15 full manuscripts. #querystats
Request pile: 32 partials, 19 fulls, 3 proposals, 2 picture books. Caught up to Feb 9 on query letters. #querystats
So yes, we get 15k queries a year, but we DO sign clients. We ARE looking for new voices. Query well & query widely. #querystats
Carly Watters @carlywattersI request ~10-40 manuscripts a month via the slush pile. Which is about a 1-3% request rate via traditional queries #querystats
Carly Watters @carlywattersI signed 1 client from a @WritersDigest webinar, which is a first! #querystats
Carly Watters @carlywattersI think I made ~5-7 offers of representation via slush pile manuscripts--and signed 4 new authors via traditional queries #querystats
Carly Watters @carlywattersThis year, according to my records, @PSLiterary received 14,665 queries for 5 agents. #querystats
I'm about 300 queries behind right now. Trying to catch up! Making my way through January... #querystats