queries read yesterday and this morning (so far): 96Yes, I am requesting a lot of partials. That's because I have the luxury of doing so right now while my client load is
partial manuscripts requested in past 48 hours: 4
full manuscripts requested in past 48 hours: 1 (paranormal romance)
As I grow more into this position, I'll no doubt do the same thing. But for now, I'm asking to see a lot of partials.
I'm also impressed by the number of really excellent query letters I'm seeing! Short, succinct and compelling. Particularly from those folks who identify as former Clarion and/or Odyssey students.
Some of the worst query letters I'm seeing are, surprisingly, from MFAs. They're long and tedious and a little wind-baggy, telling me more about the writer's background and education than they do about the book they're hoping to get me to read. I wonder: do most MFA programs only focus on the craft and not the business of writing? Anyone?
Anyway, back to the in-box!