July 25th, 2008

books

letters from the query wars

# of queries read this week: 143
# of partials/manuscripts requested: 0

Dear Authors:

Just a quick note... Sometimes I have mixed feelings when I read queries, particularly during busy periods (like right now). I always anticipate the rush of finding something that hooks me (and hard). And I'm always looking for the next story to fall in love with. At the same time, I know that it means adding to the reading in the queue, and the pressure to respond to people in a timely way. Keeping the balance can be tricky.