May 30th, 2008

books

letters from the query wars

# of queries read this week: 115
# of partials requested: 1
genres of partials requested: historical mystery with paranormal elements

This week I wish to express my thanks to those who queried by snailmail and used forever stamps or added 1 cent stamps to their old 41's.

For those couple people still living in the 41-cent era (or even earlier -- I got a 39-center this week, too), the rate went up on the 12th of this month. Anything mailed after that date needs to have the new amounts of postage on it (anything postmarked prior, I'll add what's needed and that goes for requested submissions too). Here's the current rates for #10 letter-size envelopes:

Weight Not Over
1 ounce $0.42
2 ounces $0.59
3 ounces $0.76

All these rates and more are available at: http://www.usps.com/prices/first-class-mail-prices.htm

In other query-related news, I will be hoping to update all my entries on locations such as agentquery.com -- could people let me know in comments other sites that get a lot of traffic and need a similar update? I'm interested to know what the go-to sites are for information on querying agents. Sometimes the sites list me and I find out about it much later and the information isn't correct, so I'm on a campaign to bring everything into agreement. Thanks.