Your odds...

I read a lot of literary agents blogs, one being Jennifer Jackson.  She usually posts her query stats at the end of the week.  Here's this weeks:

# of query's read this week: 257
# of partials/full manuscripts requested: 1

That means you've got about a .0038% chance of getting a request after going out into the slush piles.  Geesh.  It amazes me how many people actually write and complete books.  They say everyone has at least one book in them.  Guess it's true.  I'm on to my 4th after all.

Sorry, just had to share.  It makes me feel a little better about not securing an agent yet.  :o)


Nicole MacDonald said...

It just takes the one person to love it :) Good luck with yours!

Melissa said...

You know, I would almost rather continue to have flat-out rejection than have partials requested haha is that weird?

My last MS, Fire & Snow had three fulls requested, in two months, all three of which were rejected. Finally, I decided to shelf it :/

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