I have been neglecting this poor blog far too much this year, because it has been such a busy year!
I am going to try to be better these last few months. So to jump back in, I wanted to share my query statistic for 2016 – as I type this, I have 25 unread queries in my inbox. These numbers do not include requested materials from conferences, but I have not made any offers on anything from conferences so far this year.
Queries Responded to: 2,451
Partials requested: 179, which is 7.3%
Full manuscripts requested, from those partials for the most part: 21, which is .85% of all queries sent
Offers made: 5, which is .2% of all queries sent. (two of those people are with fabulous agents who are not me)
What genres am I requesting most? I have those stats too! This isn’t saying I don’t want things that are at the lower end of requests, usually it just means i am VERY picky on those genres.
|YA science fiction||27|
|MG science fiction||4|
Now to the less fun statistics. People who did not follow my submission guidelines (included pages, sent attachments) or sent genres I don’t represent at all (picture books, chapter books, adult SFF, literary fiction mostly):
306 writers didn’t follow my guidelines. That is 12.4%
126 writers, 5.1%, submitted things I do not represent.
So those are my statistics! Be on the lookout for more here soon – I have a few in the works right now: What I might ask in the call, R&Rs, thoughts on #ownvoice. And I am going to be gushing about my favorite book of the year early next week.