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by CafeCliche
May 11th, 2011, 2:24 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Rejection Stats
Replies: 227
Views: 94435

Re: Rejection Stats

Conference season is in full-swing, so my inbox has been pretty quiet lately! This means something, right? Forgive me, I am ignorant. Yep, it means something! There have been a lot of writing conferences lately, and agents usually end up requesting a lot of material from live pitches. Between that ...
by CafeCliche
May 11th, 2011, 12:25 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Rejection Stats
Replies: 227
Views: 94435

Re: Rejection Stats

Give in to the insanity, airball! There's no stopping it now!

Here are my slightly-updated stats. Conference season is in full-swing, so my inbox has been pretty quiet lately!

Queries sent: 17
Rejections: 4
No response means no: 2
Partials: 3
Fulls: 2
Still waiting on: 6
by CafeCliche
April 26th, 2011, 11:06 am
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Rejection Stats
Replies: 227
Views: 94435

Re: Rejection Stats

Wow, Don, that's amazing! Congratulations!

I've just started querying MS #2. Here are my stats so far:

Queries sent: 11
Rejections: 2
Partial requests: 2
Full requests: 1
Still waiting on: 6

Super-excited!
by CafeCliche
March 25th, 2011, 11:29 am
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Rejection Stats
Replies: 227
Views: 94435

Re: Rejection Stats

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.
by CafeCliche
January 18th, 2011, 4:01 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Rejection and Recovery
Replies: 11
Views: 2637

Re: Rejection and Recovery

I'm of two minds on it. On one hand, the story must have made an impact on the agent if they took the time to call, so I think it's a very nice gesture. But on the other, it's so rare that most people would immediately assume that they were calling with good news. That's the part that makes me wince...
by CafeCliche
January 15th, 2011, 10:23 am
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Rejection and Recovery
Replies: 11
Views: 2637

Re: Rejection and Recovery

I really admire your resilience! That split-second transition from excited and hopeful to crushed must have stung. Every time I hear about an agent who calls people to reject them, it boggles my mind.
by CafeCliche
January 12th, 2011, 9:04 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Rejection Stats
Replies: 227
Views: 94435

Re: Rejection Stats

You know what's awesome? Starting over. Everything's so shiny and new again!

Queries sent: 0
Number of dream agents at the top of the list: 16
Trunked manuscripts: 2
Excitement: Rising!
Chapters left to write: 8
Querypalooza 2.0: Impending

All right, back to work with me.
by CafeCliche
July 12th, 2010, 11:29 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Rejection Stats
Replies: 227
Views: 94435

Re: Rejection Stats

Yeesh, got a rather harsh rejection on a partial first thing this morning. Every agent I've dealt with so far has been extremely polite (and sometimes very complimentary!) but this one was very brusque and blunt.

Oh well - onward and upward.
by CafeCliche
June 21st, 2010, 5:47 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Rejection Stats
Replies: 227
Views: 94435

Re: Rejection Stats

Thanks, otherside89girl - I shouldn't be so defeatist. I still have a partial, a full, and a bunch of queries out - something might go right next time around!
by CafeCliche
June 21st, 2010, 4:15 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Rejection Stats
Replies: 227
Views: 94435

Re: Rejection Stats

Rejections on a full AND a partial today. And the full rejection was form.

I'm starting to think that this book just isn't going to happen.
by CafeCliche
June 19th, 2010, 3:12 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Old Ask Nathan Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 184056

Re: Ask Nathan

Hi Nathan! I'm back with more.

I was wondering - when it comes to submissions, does a 'maybe' ever turn into a 'yes' for you, or do you always know immediately whether you want to represent it or not?
by CafeCliche
June 15th, 2010, 3:58 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Slow-ass query response?
Replies: 8
Views: 1582

Re: Slow-ass query response?

There have been a ton of conferences recently, and agent responses tend to slow down in general this time of year: the queries build up while the agent is at the conference, for one, and they have the material they requested from pitch sessions to read through as well. I'm sure you'll get some respo...
by CafeCliche
June 15th, 2010, 1:26 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Rejection Stats
Replies: 227
Views: 94435

Re: Rejection Stats

Sent a new round of queries last week. On one hand, I got quite a few rejections yesterday... but then I also got a full request this morning, so I think I'll live! New stats: Queries sent: 53 Still waiting on: 12 Rejections: 36 - Personalized: 3 Partial requests: 2 Straight-to-Full requests: 3 (1 R...
by CafeCliche
June 15th, 2010, 12:01 am
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Personal Rejections
Replies: 18
Views: 2913

Re: Personal Rejections

Has anyone received any critiques not pertaining to prose or characterization? Haha, I don't think any of the critiques I've gotten have been about prose or characterization! I've gotten reasons for rejection like "all the elements didn't come together in the manuscript for me" or "I'm sorry to say...
by CafeCliche
June 14th, 2010, 8:19 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Is this a partial request?
Replies: 11
Views: 1816

Re: Is this a partial request?

Ink, the "per Agent's guidelines" made me think that the first ten pages were part of the submission guidelines, but if not, I stand corrected. It's a good sign regardless!

But no matter what, definitely always double-check the submission guidelines.