You all may have read an enlightening post by my colleague Janet Reid tallying up the number of manuscripts she rejected in 2009 and why. (If not, go read it now.)
But what about those manuscripts that DID get an agent and get shopped?
Del Rey editorial director Betsy Mitchell has tallied up her manuscript rejections for 2009, and the reasons why she rejected each one.
It is a most edifying read. Go learn something!
(Crossposted to the FinePrint blog.)