Jennifer Jackson (arcaedia) wrote,
Jennifer Jackson

letters from the query wars

# of queries read this week: 108
# of partials/manuscripts requested: 1
genre of partials/manuscripts requested: fantasy

Most confusing query this week -- the one that claims my webpage says I do not normally accept science fiction or fantasy...

So, a couple people took guesses on the # of queries I'd have on Monday morning after re-opening to queries on 1/15. And a couple people wanted to know the actual answer. My own guess was 196. Monday morning after email was sorted out, it was 169. Which represents Friday, Saturday, Sunday and ridiculously early Monday.

Thank you, mizkit - your guess made me laugh.

Yes, I did get one at exactly 12:00 AM on 1/15.

At this point, representing a week's worth of queries, the count now stands at 292. Which means, yes, based on the number above, I'm already lagging a bit.

Answering other questions posed....

....if you neglected to send a synopsis with your query (even if you said in the query that there was a synopsis), I still read the query and the pages and decided on that basis.

....on that issue of other questions about a synopsis and when it's requested, look for a post coming on the synopsis (the dreaded synopsis) in the near future. those that asked about their pre-hiatus query. First, check your spam filters. I think everyone that has asked so far was sent a reply. Second, I have read - and responded to - all queries received prior to the hiatus. Which started on December 11 and ran up to January 15.
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