Monday, June 14, 2021

When's the best time of year to query?

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When's the best time of year to send your query letters?

Last Friday, our newest member Brandy posted about being in the query trenches and she's starting a query support group.  Yay!

Are you in the query trenches and you just didn't post a comment last Friday?  Well, it's not too late to comment.  Go here.  AND, today we are looking at various opinions on the "best time to query".

Mary Kole, 2009 - Any time is fine, altho probably best to avoid (1) Thanksgiving through mid-January, and (2) August

Nathan Bransford, 2008 updated 2019 - Any time is fine, but avoid the weeks around major holidays

Barbara Poelle, 2018 - Whenever your manuscript and query letter are ready to go, just do it!  But probably best to avoid August and December

Literary Agent Undercover, 2020 - Avoid (1) Thanksgiving through New Year's Day, and (2) July and August

I'm detecting a trend here.  What say you?  Are you querying right now?  Waiting until Fall?  Let us know!

 

1 comment:

  1. Yes, I've heard of this trend too. I'll remember it if I ever get a manuscript in good enough shape to query.

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