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Ms. Alexandra Machinist

ICM Partners

730 Fifth Avenue

New York, NY 10019

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from ashleystro
Apr 24, 2015 3:53 pm

EQ: 4/20
FR: 4/24 (received confirmation email)

Literary fiction (65K)
from CillanXC
Apr 24, 2015 2:46 pm

EQ: 4/21
FR: 4/24 (received a confirmation email upon submitting)

Historical fantasy
from Patchi
Apr 24, 2015 2:35 pm

Q 04/22/15 YA fantasy
F 04/24/15 sent full and received a confirmation email
from ElsiePaige
Apr 20, 2015 3:36 pm

EQ 4/11
ER 4/20
Form rejection. Women's fiction 82K. This never gets easier.
from eltsmith
Apr 17, 2015 11:34 am

My first round was somewhere between 15-20, while the last two were 10-15. From the previous manuscripts I've queried, I had a list of around 50-60 total agents who were interested in the middle grade fantasy genre, so I chose 10-20 rounds to give myself a solid 3 to 4 rounds of queries before I ran out of prospective agents. From debut author interviews I've read, querying 10 agents per round seems to be the most common answer though.

It'd be great if QT had a report that looked at the average number of requests an author gets before they receive an offer of rep. Based on those debut interviews, it seems like the average number is often very low, while other times I've seen horror stories of someone getting 10+ plus requests without an offer. I guess it all depends on finding the right agent.

Best of luck with the requests you have and those to come.

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