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.

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Katie Bucklein 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! =]

Anonymous said...

Wait, I am almost done...

Megan Hand said...

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

Unknown 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. :-)

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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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