January 4th, 2010


2009 query statistics

Hope everyone had a happy and safe New Year. Without further ado... my 2009 query stats...

# of queries read in 2009: 8004 (higher than last year's)

Which would have been higher without the wrist and ankle injuries that wiped out a chunk of December. Still not quite up to full speed from that. Continuing to work on queries received beforehand, and remain otherwise closed to queries until January 15th.

# of proposals/manuscripts requested: 47

# of requested proposals/manuscripts which did not garner any reply or a submission: 3

Genres/sub-genres covered by these requests:
mystery, fantasy, urban fantasy, historical fantasy, dark fantasy, steampunk, women's fiction, contemporary romance, paranormal romance, thriller, science fiction, YA fantasy, YA

# of new clients signed: 5

Of those five: Two of them were authors with previous novel sales. Three of them were debut novelists. One of the debut novelists had short story sales; the other two did not. Genres covered by these clients: romance, YA, mystery, literary, fantasy

# of proposals being read for charity: 2

# of queries to be received on 1/15/2010 when submissions re-open.....