Thursday, January 27, 2011

. . .and Reality Check. . .

Just in case you might still have on your rose-colored glasses when it comes to the query and submission process, here are a few hard numbers that came from Sara Megibow of the Nelson Agency during her recent webinar:

            --In 2010, Nelson received 36,000 queries.

            --They requested 839 first pages. (That means there were 35,161 form rejections.)

            --From those 839 first page requests, they requested 98 full manuscripts.

            --Out of those 98 fulls, they signed 9 new clients.

Those are some really sobering numbers. 


  1. Wow. Just - wow.

    And yet there is so much junk out there at Barnes and Noble.