January 5th, 2009

books

query wars: stats for 2008

Number of queries received: Approximately 6,500

Partials requested: 57 (4 of which were requested some time ago and I have not received them or any other correspondence)

Full manuscripts requested: 10 (5 of which were requested after reading the aforementioned partials)

Number of new clients signed: 6 (4 of those had previously published novels; two were debut authors)

*********** notes from the holidays ***********

query war casualty: author that sent their entire unsolicited manuscript as an attachment on Christmas Day

first query of the new year: 12:19 AM New Year's Day

oldest unread query: December 10th (and it may take me a bit to catch up the holiday backlog)