Sunday, January 20, 2008

A Reminder Of Subjectivity

I started off the New Year with a new query and a new round of submissions. Nothing big, just six or seven letters to test the strength of the fresh hook.

Within five days, I had a request for a full manuscript.

From the same round of queries, I received a form rejection from Cara Krenn at Kneerim & Williams. She's taken over for Melissa Grella, who has gone on to better things than reading slush piles in a Boston law office.

Same query. Two different outcomes.

Something appealed to one agent and not another. One agent was looking for new clients and one had a full roster.

Yes, it is indeed a highly subjective business. That's what keeps you going when a normal person would have hung it up long ago.

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