May 23rd, 2008

books

letters from the query wars

# of queries read this week: 97
# of partials requested: 0
genres of partials requested: n/a

This week I express my sincere appreciation to each person who took the time to research and follow submission guidelines. Thank you for sending things formatted in a readable fashion (and not using peculiar fonts or HTML-laden text). Many thanks for including the first five pages (and not a random sample). Most of all, thank you for your patience as it takes so much time to review each and every query, and thank you for your understanding when I find that I cannot offer you more feedback than a variation on "not for me."

Even if you and I never end up working together on a novel, now, or in the future, I respect your professional presentation and wish you the very best of luck in securing representation with the exact kind of agent that is the best for you.