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Offline Alniah

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What are your querying stats? Just curious :-)
« on: May 06, 2010, 08:38:31 AM »
I am very curious (nosy me) but I was wondering how many agents people have been querying, what where their responses (rejections or submissions) and when did they start querying? I figured it would help get everyone motivated.

I'll go first off course:

First query sent: 03/30.
Total query sent: 12.
Partials: 1.
Rejections: 4.
Still waiting: 7 (including partial)

Should I send more? I feel like I am crawling when I hear people have sent hundreds!
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Re: What are your querying stats? Just curious :-)
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2010, 10:39:04 AM »
I replied to this same question in the other thread...
Kimmy :)

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Re: What are your querying stats? Just curious :-)
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2010, 11:47:00 PM »

My query statistics are pretty well known on this forum. Almost every literary agent has rejected me at least once.

With no where else to go, I started sending my queries directly to publishers. One publisher wrote back that I would be the last person they would publish.

When Kimmy wrote that the world is going to end in 2012, I wrote that publisher back and asked him if he still wanted me to be the last person they published.

He replied back, yes.

I sent him a copy of my manuscript and a copy of Kimmy's post.

I apologize if this should have been put on the success thread.

 
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Re: What are your querying stats? Just curious :-)
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2010, 07:02:44 AM »
 :rolf: :rolf: :rolf: :rolf: :rolf:
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Re: What are your querying stats? Just curious :-)
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2010, 07:23:41 AM »
Nostra, I would love to meet you in real life!  Before 2012 of course!
Kimmy :)

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Re: What are your querying stats? Just curious :-)
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2010, 11:37:04 PM »
Nostra, I would love to meet you in real life!  Before 2012 of course!

Okay, Kimmy. I can meet you down at the pier, where I work, Friday night at 12:00 o'clock sharp. That's when I usually take a break from writing. I'll be wearing a navy blue T-shirt, white cotton shorts, and sandals. That way I won't look anything like the thugs who hang around there. If any of them try to give you a problem, tell them you're my bail bondsman. They'll let you through.

What will you be wearing?

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Re: What are your querying stats? Just curious :-)
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2010, 01:11:50 AM »
My usual, jeans and a Tshirt!  The Tshirt will have a sassy saying, but the saying depends on the day and my mood!
Kimmy :)

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Re: What are your querying stats? Just curious :-)
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2010, 06:15:38 PM »
You guys are funny!

Is there another "Confess Your Stats" thread? I, too, have reached the end of the Internet.

Query Statistics
Sent = 281
Positive Responses = 19
Negative Responses = 107


Submission Statistics
Sent = 18
Positive Responses = 0
Negative Responses = 12

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Re: What are your querying stats? Just curious :-)
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2010, 06:56:54 PM »
Nostrabuttus, you're always good for a laff.

For another laff to match your mood when asked about query stats, listen to "It's a Great Day to Woop Somebody'd Ass."

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Re: What are your querying stats? Just curious :-)
« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2010, 11:08:37 PM »
Sent = 68
Positive Responses = 12
Negative Responses = 21

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Re: What are your querying stats? Just curious :-)
« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2010, 07:23:17 AM »
Sent = 68
Positive Responses = 12
Negative Responses = 21

Hooray, JW!  Those are fabulous stats!  :clap:
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Re: What are your querying stats? Just curious :-)
« Reply #11 on: June 09, 2010, 10:33:45 AM »
Not stopping--goal is to query 100. Then I'll take a breath. I feel good about what I've got, so why not? Just trying to be patient while I wait for responses. Not easy!

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Re: What are your querying stats? Just curious :-)
« Reply #12 on: June 09, 2010, 04:17:18 PM »

Go Lisa! Smart strategy. : )

I queried 212 agents with my last novel before retiring it gracefully to the shelf. Although it wasn't "the one", with all the exposure, I did receive agent feedback (even did an exclusive R & R with an agent) that made ALL the difference in the execution of my present novel.

To say the experience was invaluable is an understatement. It changed everything for me.

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Re: What are your querying stats? Just curious :-)
« Reply #13 on: June 09, 2010, 06:19:04 PM »
212!???

Phew--if I get to 150 I think I'll have scraped the barrel clean.

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Re: What are your querying stats? Just curious :-)
« Reply #14 on: June 10, 2010, 11:10:03 AM »
Lisa, are you out in the shark-infested waters again?? GO GIRL!

Here's my stats in a blog post I wrote this week: http://sarablarson.blogspot.com/2010/06/guest-post-elana-johnson-finish-strong.html
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