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.
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