# of queries last week: 186
# of partials/manuscripts requested: 1
genre of partials/manuscripts requested: YA
# of queries this week: 149
# of partials/manuscripts requested: n/a
genre of partials/manuscripts requested: n/a
I’ve had several emails this week asking if I am currently open to queries.
Yes. Yes, I am.
My colleagues Stacia Decker and Amy Boggs, however, are closed to queries from June 1st until September 1st. (ref: agents at dmla)
Who should submit: authors that have finished and polished a novel
What to submit: query letter (with pitch), first five pages*, synopsis (1-5 pages)
Where to submit: email@example.com
Why to submit: you want representation
When to submit: when you have a finished and polished a novel (echo, echo)
* first five pages does not equal random selection from chapter 3, unsolicited full manuscript, anything in an attachment, links to read somewhere else, refusal to send sample because I/my clients might steal the idea and/or a requirement to sign a waiver first, sending a prologue and explaining that it’s not the best part (if not, then don’t have one), comment that five pages isn’t sufficient to assess the work