Query Stats: February 2017

In February, a short month, I saw a slow down in my query inbox. I received 402 queries for the month. Here's hoping you guys flood me in March!

The tweaks to my submission guidelines obviously helped, because so far there's been a much better adherence to them this month than last (reminder: I won't open attachments in a query). 

Total queries: 402.
Number of responses sent so far: All
Total requests: 8 (all YA: 4 science fiction, 4 fantasy)

Genre Breakdowns
TOTAL YA: 183
2 adventure
31 contemporary
3 dystopian
65 fantasy
7 historical
5 historical fantasy
1 horror
1 magical realism
1 mystery
6 paranormal
3 retelling
1 romance
51 science fiction
1 suspense
4 thriller

TOTAL MG: 80
4 adventure
12 contemporary
35 fantasy
1 graphic novel
7 historical
6 magical realism
2 mystery
1 non-fiction
1 retelling
11 science fiction

TOTAL ADULT FICTION: 139
1 adventure

38 contemporary
17 fantasy
13 historical
1 magical realism
3 mystery
4 non-fiction
5 paranormal
3 retelling
6 romance
32 science fiction
3 suspense
10 thriller
3 that defy description. I'm not kidding. No genre was given, and all my years in the publishing industry could not help me decipher what these books were supposed to be.

TOTAL OUTSIDE MY GENRES: 7
Non-fiction, graphic novels, short stories, picture books, etc. 

TOTAL QUERIES THAT DID NOT FOLLOW SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: 14

TOTAL REPEAT QUERIES (SAME PROJECT, SAME AUTHOR): 3. Don't do this, guys. A pass is a pass. Don't query the same project again next month.

TOTAL CLIENTS SIGNED: 0

I'm officially caught up on queries from February! If you sent a query anytime prior to March 1st and have not yet received a response, please resend. This pertains to queries only. I'm still reading requested materials dating make to January. Which...is a lot of reading, so excuse me while I get back to it!