Friday, November 30, 2012

Query Round up 11/30

As of 6:00 pm I've finished reading this week's queries.

There were 193 queries in the inbox this week.

I'm seeing a lot of science fiction and a lot of ghost stories in my queries. I'm certainly not opposed to either, but I think it has to feel new and different.

I requested 4 manuscripts!

MG fantasy: query was a little vague but still caught my interest. Pages are good!
YA fantasy: sounds fabulous
Science Fiction: It's unclear if this was YA or adult, but either way it looks good.
YA contemporary: Sounds awesome.

So as you'll notice there are some clear patterns to my requests. Almost all of my requests could be explained with "great premise in the query and I love the pages."

On top of my wishlist:
More adult manuscripts. I could go for a good contemporary romance (and I'll even look at new adult contemporary romances). Or women's fiction! Or magical realism. Anything really. I'd love to find another great adult project.


Katie said...

I'm glad you found a fantasy that suits your fancy. I appreciate you taking the time to read my own fantasy query, though I'm sorry it didn't pique your interest. Good luck! =]

1m4n5h0w said...

Wait, I am almost done...

Megan Hand said...

I don't know how you do it, lol. Reading all those queries, phew...

Lexa Cain said...

I:m glad you posted this because I've been feeling recently that the YA market is too saturated, and I was thinking of trying New Adult or Adult. It's good to see it's not a crazy idea. :-)

Mr Lonely said...

visiting here with a smile. take care.. have a nice day ~ =)

Regards, (A Growing Teenager Diary) ..

CallMeKarma said...

Okay - good to know! My WIP is Women's Fic w/ a dash of magical realism...should be landing in your inbox in about 6 months : )

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