As of 2:35 pm, I’ve answered all my queries.
There were 166 queries in my inbox today.
Of those, I requested 1 manuscript.
A self published YA paranormal trilogy that I considered pre self publishing as well. The author has had success and wants an agent to help with her career.
I regretfully passed on 1 manuscript.
A really unique sounding fairytale retelling in a steampunk world. I’m still thinking about it. Someone will snatch it up—it’s just not for me since I have a few fairytale retellings or original fairytales on my list.— This query stood out though and even though I didn’t request it that’s what you want. For your query to stand out.
This is where I’m going to encourage that if you’re a querying writer, read a lot of queries. The more you read them the more you’ll recognize what works and what doesn’t. Read the queries on Queryshark, talk to other querying writers, see if authors who have recently sold their work have their query online (like this one).