Erin Clyburn
@erin_clyburn
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @HowlandLit // Copy Editor @foodandwine // Southerner // hiking & horror movies // opinions my own // she/her
161 MSWL
6 AskAgent
20 Tips

It's the end of the year, which means time for reflecting as I start goal-setting for 2022. I thought I'd share some stats for 2021 as far as queries, subs, clients, & sales, because stats are fun. #querystats #amquerying

Eric, OPEN for MS queries
@eric5310pub
Editor
Publisher at @5310publishing spreading happiness every day through books. I'm changing the world, one book at a time! 😁 I'm a bottomless pit of information!
23 MSWL
7 AskAgent
19 Tips

Here are some #querystats:
👉 We got 300+ submissions in 2021.

👉 Sent offers to 5 authors, signed up with 4 of them. (3 in Feb, 1 in October).

Tips: Don’t take rejections so personally. Don’t call us gatekeepers. Write a query letter. Follow guidelines. Be patient. Good luck!

Erin Clyburn
@erin_clyburn
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @HowlandLit // Copy Editor @foodandwine // Southerner // hiking & horror movies // opinions my own // she/her
161 MSWL
6 AskAgent
20 Tips

How about a few #querystats this morning? I was open to queries 7/1-8/31, & in those two months I received 908 queries. I currently have 61 unread, 12 in the maybe pile, & 3 fulls to read (2 unfortunately much older than July). I made 3 offers of rep & signed 3 new clients!

Carly Watters || Literary Agent
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
SVP at @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. Co-host of @TSNOTYAW podcast. VP of Professional Association of Canadian Literary Agents.
145 MSWL
228 AskAgent
334 Tips

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.

🏳️‍🌈 Pat (he/him) 🧑🏻‍🏫📚
@LiteraryPatrick
Literary Agent
Assoc. Literary Agent @ Bond Literary Agency | English and Communications Instructor | Runner | Husky Dad | Gay
15 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 || Literary Agent
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
SVP at @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. Co-host of @TSNOTYAW podcast. VP of Professional Association of Canadian Literary Agents.
145 MSWL
228 AskAgent
334 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.
148 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 || Literary Agent
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
SVP at @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. Co-host of @TSNOTYAW podcast. VP of Professional Association of Canadian Literary Agents.
145 MSWL
228 AskAgent
334 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

Erin Clyburn
@erin_clyburn
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @HowlandLit // Copy Editor @foodandwine // Southerner // hiking & horror movies // opinions my own // she/her
161 MSWL
6 AskAgent
20 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
@erin_clyburn
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @HowlandLit // Copy Editor @foodandwine // Southerner // hiking & horror movies // opinions my own // she/her
161 MSWL
6 AskAgent
20 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
Bestselling debut MAY THE BEST MAN WIN🏈| SILK FIRE (July 5th 22)🐉| ACTING THE PART (Fall 22)🎥| assoc. agent @JDLitAgency | rep @RedPenKaitlyn | opinions mine
223 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
Bestselling debut MAY THE BEST MAN WIN🏈| SILK FIRE (July 5th 22)🐉| ACTING THE PART (Fall 22)🎥| assoc. agent @JDLitAgency | rep @RedPenKaitlyn | opinions mine
223 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
Senior Lit Agent at Tobias Literary Agency, kidlit all the way. QueryManager: QueryManager.com/natascha bookshop.org/lists/teamnat
809 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
Senior Lit Agent at Tobias Literary Agency, kidlit all the way. QueryManager: QueryManager.com/natascha bookshop.org/lists/teamnat
809 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
Senior Lit Agent at Tobias Literary Agency, kidlit all the way. QueryManager: QueryManager.com/natascha bookshop.org/lists/teamnat
809 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
Senior Lit Agent at Tobias Literary Agency, kidlit all the way. QueryManager: QueryManager.com/natascha bookshop.org/lists/teamnat
809 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 || Literary Agent
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
SVP at @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. Co-host of @TSNOTYAW podcast. VP of Professional Association of Canadian Literary Agents.
145 MSWL
228 AskAgent
334 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 || Literary Agent
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
SVP at @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. Co-host of @TSNOTYAW podcast. VP of Professional Association of Canadian Literary Agents.
145 MSWL
228 AskAgent
334 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.)
148 MSWL
24 AskAgent
42 Queries
25 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, Literary Agent (they/them/she/her)
@NaomisLitPix
Literary Agent
Eternally optimistic Literary Agent at @Bookendslit Nonbinary/GenderQueer 🏳️‍🌈 ND; I laugh & love relentlessly. Repped by the phenomenal @4triciaskinner
205 MSWL
214 AskAgent
181 Tips