# of queries reviewed this week: 262
# of partials/manuscripts requested: 0
genre of partials/manuscripts requested: n/a
Agent Janet Reid recently posted about the no response means no policy that some agents/agencies have. This was somewhat in response to Rachelle Gardner’s post on the same topic in turn commenting on this one from Jill Corcoran. For another opinion, there’s this one from Kristin Nelson.
Plain and simple, here’s how to get a response from me on your query. Send the query letter, first five pages, and a synopsis to firstname.lastname@example.org. Put the word query and the title of your novel in the subject line of the email. Do not send attachments of any kind. (Hint: Before clicking on that email address and sending off a query be sure to read my submission guidelines and take a look at the ones on the DMLA website as well. Note that I do not represent non-fiction, memoirs, poetry or children’s picture books.)
And I will make my best effort (barring holidays and unexpected hurricanes and the like) to respond in DMLA’s posted 4 week response time for queries. As it happens, right now, the oldest query in my queue is September 3rd.
As for the kerfluffle about YA LGBTQ, I strongly support diversity in fiction, whether YA or not, whether LGBTQ or not. I do not limit my reading based on gender, orientation, race, culture, or any other characteristic. I’m about the storytelling. Which really, imo, should go without saying.