March 21st, 2008

books

Match it for Pratchett update

My offer to read the proposal (in the adult/YA genres I represent) of the person who donates the most to Match It for Pratchett still stands. Details here.

I'm accepting "best bids" until midnight (EST) on Saturday.

Currently high bid is at $50.

ETA: New high bid is $300. (8:40pm Friday)
books

letters from the query wars

# of queries read this week: 106
# of partials/manuscripts requested: 0

Reasons why you have not gotten a reply to your query:

* I haven't yet received it.
* I received it but have not yet read it (2-3 weeks response time starts on the date of receipt).
* It wasn't in English.
* Your staple bit me, I bled out, and I'm awaiting a transfusion. (That one's a joke, even if staples still make the O.S. scream.)
* You sent it via snailmail but did not include an SASE.
* You mailed it to an address at which we no longer do business.
* You sent it via snailmail and the post awful crunched it up in a machine.
* You sent it via email but your spam filter is set to "high."
* You sent it via email and it got lost on the internets.
* Gremlins.