Query Stats: April 2017

I received 440 queries in April! At the beginning of the month I was nearly caught up on responses, but of course that only lasted for an hour or so. #DVpit was also in April. It was my first time participating and it was amazing. I saw so many incredible pitches fly by, and I'm sure I missed many, many more. If you think we'd be a good fit please do query me even if I didn't <3 your pitch. I want to read your work!
 

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Total queries: 440
Number of responses sent so far: All
Total requests: 5 (3 YA fantasy; 1 YA suspense; 1 Adult paranormal)
#DVpit requests: 10 requests, 4 writers have actually sent materials. Although I hope very much that the rest come sliding into my inbox soon, please remember that you do not have to submit to me or to any other agent or editor who requests your material during a twitter pitch. Only send to people you genuinely want to work with. 


Genre Breakdowns

TOTAL YA: 195
43 contemporary
6 dystopian
67 fantasy
14 historical
1 horror
2 magical realism
1 mystery
12 paranormal
4 retelling
2 romance
36 science fiction
1 suspense
4 thriller

TOTAL MG: 52
4 adventure
8 contemporary
26 fantasy
2 historical
1 magical realism
5 mystery
1 non-fiction
1 picture book
2 retelling
2 science fiction

TOTAL ADULT: 193
43 contemporary
1 dystopian
34 fantasy
19 historical
1 horror
1 humor
4 magical realism
1 memoir
13 mystery
3 nonfiction
11 paranormal
4 retelling
12 romance
20 science fiction
1 screenplay
4 suspense
20 thriller
1 stumper. I have no idea what this is, and the writer didn't provide a genre, either. 

TOTAL OUTSIDE MY GENRE: 7

TOTAL QUERIES THAT DID NOT FOLLOW SUB GUIDELINES: 14

TOTAL QUERIES WITH INAPPROPRIATE WORD COUNTS FOR THEIR CATEGORY:  10

TOTAL QUERIES ABOUT NAZIS: 0!

TOTAL REPEAT QUERIES (same writer, same project): 2 :(

TOTAL PERSONAL REJECTIONS SENT: 2. Most of my rejections are form letters, but sometimes I add a personal note in there, when moved to do so. I cannot do this for everyone, so please do not respond to rejections asking for more details. I understand how frustrating it is to not know what to fix or what to improve. I know that silence or generic politenesses aren't something you can work with. Lean on critique partners and beta readers to get the critical feedback you need. And know that if I do send personalized feedback to you on a rejection, that it comes from a genuine place.