Monday, November 26, 2007

Hi-ho, Hi-ho, It's back to work I go.

Well, I had almost 100 new queries waiting in my inbox this morning. You'd think I'd been gone for months:)

Sent 35 rejections today, more than a dozen thank yous to various editors, and submissions, submissions, submissions.

My nugget of knowledge for the day is know your word count! Anything more than 150,000 is a hard sell to me. Any adult work less than 80,000 is an almost immediate no.

Young adult and childrens' works gets a little trickier. Middle-grade is liked somewhere between 35,000-50,000, but can run less or more.

Tomorrow I think I shall post some of my biggest querying pet peeves (which means don't use these items unless ya really wanna receive an on-the-spot no).

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