🏳️‍🌈 Patrick (he/him) - Literary Agent 🏳️‍🌈
@LiteraryPatrick
Literary Agent
Associate Literary Agent @ Bond Literary Agency | Reader | Runner | Hiker | Husky Dad | Gay | Bookclub Leader | English Instructor
8 MSWL
1 Tips

Some #querystats... I took yesterday and today to read through October queries. I got 125 queries, I requested 3 full manuscripts. #amagenting

Some tips...
I don’t rep SciFi or MG or Historical Fiction
I prefer LGBTQ stories, or Fantasy/Horror
“It was” = 🚫
Wordcounts matter

Carly Watters
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
Senior Literary Agent, VP & Director of Literary Branding @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. She/Her. BLM.
128 MSWL
218 AskAgent
330 Tips

1st week back to work & 1st week the @PSLiterary query box is open.

Some fun #querystats:

I got approx. 120 queries pitched to me specifically the past 5 days of the queries being open.

I've read 50% & flagged 2 for requests.

1 query I saw right away & requested directly.

Erica Bauman
@Erica_Bauman
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @AevitasCreative , writer, cat lady, musical theater superfan, TV watcher, donut obsessed, she/her. All views are my own.
141 MSWL
17 Tips

Since we’re nearing the end of the year, I thought I’d share some 2020 #querystats!

This year I’ve received (so far, I’m open to queries and still receiving more every day) 2,931 queries through QT. I’ve also received queries through email (mostly requests/referrals)...

Carly Watters
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
Senior Literary Agent, VP & Director of Literary Branding @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. She/Her. BLM.
128 MSWL
218 AskAgent
330 Tips

If you have a query with me: as of today I'm approximately caught up to mid-Sept & partial requests will be going out next week through our query manager. Thanks for your patience, as always!

#querystats @PSLiterary

Megan Barnard
@meganebarnard
Literary Agent
reader, traveler, coffee drinker. Associate Agent @jdlitagency
54 MSWL
1 Queries
1 Tips

Some #querystats for the #amwriting #amquerying crowd now that we're in August!

In my query inbox...

78 queries (from July 14th)

8 partials (from July 13th)

6 fulls (from June 26th)

I'm reading as fast as I can, and thank you for trusting me with your wonderful work!

Erin Clyburn ~closed to queries~
@erin_clyburn
Literary Agent
Associate Literary Agent @JDLitAgency // Copy Editor @foodandwine // Southerner // hiking & horror movies // she/her
121 MSWL
6 AskAgent
18 Tips

Happy August! Here's a few #querystats for July:

Queries received: 676
Rejected: 661
Full requests: 2
Offers of rep: 1

I currently have a few unread queries & 7 full manuscripts, & my goal for the month is to get through them all. Inbox zero for September! Wish me luck. 😬

Erin Clyburn ~closed to queries~
@erin_clyburn
Literary Agent
Associate Literary Agent @JDLitAgency // Copy Editor @foodandwine // Southerner // hiking & horror movies // she/her
121 MSWL
6 AskAgent
18 Tips

How about a #querystats thread for June?

I had a dip in queries this month, 536 total as opposed to 600-700 in the past few months. Of those:

Rejected: 519
Requested: 2
Offers: 1

#writingcommunity #amquerying

Happy Holl-Zabé-s
@ZREllor
Literary Agent
MAY THE BEST MAN WIN (Roaring Brook, May 18th 2021) | SILK FIRE (Rebellion, July 2022) | associate agent @JDLitAgency | rep @RedPenKaitlyn | any pronoun
209 MSWL
3 AskAgent
29 Tips

10% had interesting pitches, but the pages didn’t connect with me. These are completely subjective passes

5% weren't for me—good manuscripts but not subjects I cared about, or styles I didn’t know how to represent

Happy Holl-Zabé-s
@ZREllor
Literary Agent
MAY THE BEST MAN WIN (Roaring Brook, May 18th 2021) | SILK FIRE (Rebellion, July 2022) | associate agent @JDLitAgency | rep @RedPenKaitlyn | any pronoun
209 MSWL
3 AskAgent
29 Tips

Happy HollZABÉs ⛄️🌲❄️ @ZREllor

My 2019 #querystats (#amagenting #writingcommunity) say I had a 5% request rate. Let me break that down...

50% of queries were auto-rejects. Incorrect formatting, no sense of market.

30% were good, but not great. Authors needed further development and practice to produce publishable work. Not ready for representation yet

Natascha Morris
@SoCalledYALife
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at The Tobias Literary Agency, representing kidlit. Query me at QueryManager.com/natascha For Editorial Peeps, see website!
760 MSWL
31 AskAgent
194 Queries
46 Tips

#querystats the oldest query is from Ocotber 12th. Just requested more manuscripts so that submitted number is going higher but the oldest one is from August 29th. Slowly but surely. Gotta break for lunch now. Then coming back.

Natascha Morris
@SoCalledYALife
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at The Tobias Literary Agency, representing kidlit. Query me at QueryManager.com/natascha For Editorial Peeps, see website!
760 MSWL
31 AskAgent
194 Queries
46 Tips

It's been a really busy summer so even though these look like low numbers, please know that I am behind but still in there. #querystats #queryupdate Oldest Query is May 25; oldest full is Feb 4th or April 1 depending on who you ask.

Natascha Morris
@SoCalledYALife
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at The Tobias Literary Agency, representing kidlit. Query me at QueryManager.com/natascha For Editorial Peeps, see website!
760 MSWL
31 AskAgent
194 Queries
46 Tips

#querystats I hit query 0 so all queries have been answered. Check your spam/junk if you haven't heard back.

I do have 14 requested manuscripts now to work through, and those go back to 1/15.

Natascha Morris
@SoCalledYALife
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at The Tobias Literary Agency, representing kidlit. Query me at QueryManager.com/natascha For Editorial Peeps, see website!
760 MSWL
31 AskAgent
194 Queries
46 Tips

#querystats I have 19 queries, earliest goes back to Feb. 12th.

I have 10 requested manuscripts, 2 fulls left from #pitchwars, and I just requested 8 more. So I am going to be busy lady between client work and reading.

Carly Watters
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
Senior Literary Agent, VP & Director of Literary Branding @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. She/Her. BLM.
128 MSWL
218 AskAgent
330 Tips

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

Carly Watters
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
Senior Literary Agent, VP & Director of Literary Branding @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. She/Her. BLM.
128 MSWL
218 AskAgent
330 Tips

I finished my #WFWA pitch day reading. Look forward to reading some great material!

For anyone interested: There were about 90 pitches and I requested material from 15. #querystats

Annie Bomke
@ABLiterary
Literary Agent
Literary agent, pizza lover, dance fiend, park enthusiast, and that's just the beginning. There are no limits to what I can do. (She/her.)
144 MSWL
24 AskAgent
42 Queries
24 Tips

Right now I'm reading queries from 12/12/18 and requested manuscripts from 11/25/18. I've got 12 full requested manuscripts and about 250 queries. #querystats

Naomi Davis, (closed to queries) (she/they)
@NaomisLitPix
Literary Agent
Eternally optimistic Literary Agent at @Bookendslit Nonbinary Bi 🏳️‍🌈 I laugh & love relentlessly. Repped by the phenomenal @4triciaskinner
193 MSWL
214 AskAgent
171 Tips
Naomi Davis, (closed to queries) (she/they)
@NaomisLitPix
Literary Agent
Eternally optimistic Literary Agent at @Bookendslit Nonbinary Bi 🏳️‍🌈 I laugh & love relentlessly. Repped by the phenomenal @4triciaskinner
193 MSWL
214 AskAgent
171 Tips

Bumbling Gardenista @BumblingGarden

@NaomisLitPix Omg. That’s like rejecting Chris Hemsworth for a first date... 🤪
Replying to @BumblingGarden

An author needs to feel like *I* am the right match for them as much as I do. When I lose one, it does hurt (VERY much so!), but I'm glad they are confident in the direction they've chosen. I want the best for them+book, even if that best is not me. #askagent #querystats

Naomi Davis, (closed to queries) (she/they)
@NaomisLitPix
Literary Agent
Eternally optimistic Literary Agent at @Bookendslit Nonbinary Bi 🏳️‍🌈 I laugh & love relentlessly. Repped by the phenomenal @4triciaskinner
193 MSWL
214 AskAgent
171 Tips
Natascha Morris
@SoCalledYALife
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at The Tobias Literary Agency, representing kidlit. Query me at QueryManager.com/natascha For Editorial Peeps, see website!
760 MSWL
31 AskAgent
194 Queries
46 Tips

#querystats All queries have been answered. Check your junk mail or spam if you are missing a response