Rejection Stats

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Re: Rejection Stats

Post by Sleeping Beauty » March 4th, 2011, 1:46 am

Queries sent: 17
Rejections (Form): 3
Rejections (Personalised): 1
Partials: 1
Fulls: 0
Dreams: Still shiny and un-cracked. :)

My partial is with a really good agent now... Eeep! Now, to check my email a hundred times a day!

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Re: Rejection Stats

Post by taylormillgirl » March 4th, 2011, 1:30 pm

I'm so excited to finally post in this thread!

Genre: Something I call "YA Sci-fi light"
Queries sent: More than I'd like to admit. I'm forcing myself to stop for 2 weeks.
Rejections (Form): 15
Rejections (Personalized): 0
Partials: 4
Partials rejected: 1
Fulls: 5
Fulls rejected: 1
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Re: Rejection Stats

Post by Holand Peterson » March 7th, 2011, 2:52 pm

Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Comedy/Adventure
Queries Sent: Lost Count...Somewhere around 40...ish...?
Rejections Form: Around a dozen
Rejections Personal: 1
Partials: 3, two of which have come back declining a full
Full: 0

Started the query process the first week of January

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Re: Rejection Stats

Post by CafeCliche » March 25th, 2011, 11:29 am

Oh wow. It's starting! I have actual stats for Manuscript #2!

Genre: YA Fantasy/Horror
Queries sent: 0
Contests entered: 1
Partial requests: 1

Freaking. Out.

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Re: Rejection Stats

Post by Don Zolidis » March 29th, 2011, 7:37 pm

Okay starting last week!

Genre: MG (but also kinda YA)
Queries: 57
Rejections: 8
Partial: 1 (leading to rejection)
Full: 9
awaiting reponse: 40

Feeling hopeful, but nervous.

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Re: Rejection Stats

Post by taylormillgirl » March 30th, 2011, 7:00 am

Don Zolidis wrote:Okay starting last week!

Genre: MG (but also kinda YA)
Queries: 57
Rejections: 8
Partial: 1 (leading to rejection)
Full: 9
awaiting reponse: 40

Feeling hopeful, but nervous.
That's awesome, Don. You must've written a kick-ass query letter to receive that many full requests so quickly!
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Re: Rejection Stats

Post by Don Zolidis » March 30th, 2011, 10:38 am

Just hope I wrote a good book and not just a good query.

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Re: Rejection Stats

Post by Netti » April 2nd, 2011, 5:05 pm

Genre: Science Fiction
Queries Sent: 19
Rejections: 2(possibly 4)
Partial Requests: 0
Full Requests: 0

It's only been a couple weeks and anxiety has already set in. Off to tear all my hair out...
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Re: Rejection Stats

Post by taylormillgirl » April 17th, 2011, 7:20 pm

I'm happy to report I've accepted an offer of representation. I am equal parts excited and terrified. (The "what if's" have set in. What if I used up all my creativity on this book, and the well is dry? What if my agent hates the next book and drops me? That's me: always finding new ways to torture myself. :-) Anyway, she wants to start subbing one of my books in about a week! Keep your digits crossed for me.
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Re: Rejection Stats

Post by Quill » April 18th, 2011, 12:16 am

taylormillgirl wrote:I'm happy to report I've accepted an offer of representation. I am equal parts excited and terrified. (The "what if's" have set in. What if I used up all my creativity on this book, and the well is dry? What if my agent hates the next book and drops me? That's me: always finding new ways to torture myself. :-) Anyway, she wants to start subbing one of my books in about a week! Keep your digits crossed for me.
That's super news! Congratulations. Hope you'll keep us posted on this.

Do you have a blog or website where we can follow you?

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Re: Rejection Stats

Post by taylormillgirl » April 18th, 2011, 6:43 am

Thank you, Quill. I'm still in shock, and I haven't slept much since the offer came. :-) I'd love to share my journey! Here's a link to my blog: http://macybeckett.blogspot.com
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Re: Rejection Stats

Post by Don Zolidis » April 18th, 2011, 12:31 pm

Wonderful news! Here's hoping your submission process finds a quick publisher!

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Re: Rejection Stats

Post by longknife » April 18th, 2011, 1:11 pm

Agent rejections - 0

Publisher rejections = 1
Publishers saying check back please when we've caught up = 1
Publisher saying please send me one or both = 1!

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Re: Rejection Stats

Post by longknife » April 20th, 2011, 2:33 pm

Today's scorecard:

The Sailor and the Carpenter
Want full mss = 2
Sonora Symphony
Want full synopsis = 1

Sorry, but not accepting submissions at this time = 2

Rejections = 0

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Re: Rejection Stats

Post by Don Zolidis » April 20th, 2011, 4:44 pm

Nice! Sounds like you're on a roll. I've got my fingers crossed on a revise and resubmit right now. Friday the agent is calling back.

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