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)...
Happy August! Here's a few #querystats for July:
Queries received: 676
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. 😬
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 HollZABÉs ⛄️🌲❄️ @ZREllorMy 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
#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.
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.
Bumbling Gardenista @BumblingGarden@NaomisLitPix Omg. That’s like rejecting Chris Hemsworth for a first date... 🤪
Naomi Davis @NaomisLitPix#askagent of the 189 full manuscripts I've requested this year from QueryManager, I have signed 12 authors.
Also, #querystats - I SIGNED 12 of these. I OFFERED representation on 14. Agents get rejections too!