My ChipWits evangelism is starting to pay off. QueryTracker and my renewed hunt for agents.
CW just got a nice mention in the Adobe onAIR blog.
And I just found out that these days it is kosher to submit simultaneous queries to agents. The last time I submitted a novel was in 1976 and back then it was verboten to send a manuscript to more than one publisher and agent.
So I started researching agents and came across the coolest site called QueryTracker which helps a writer
•Find Literary Agents
•Keep Track of all your Queries
•View advanced statistics about each agent’s query history
to quote the website.
It’s free and the more writers who join the more info they can gather on the habits of agents. QueryTracker keeps track of how long each agent takes to respond, both positively and negatively.
I used this compilation of science fiction book deals to sort out the most successful agents.
A very nice person named Melinda Rose Goodin went through the past two years of Locus magazine, which is the pro science fiction and fantasy magazine, and compiled the list.
Tomorrow I am going to start sending off queries to a number of agents. It will be exciting to watch my email inbox. I feel confident that Hel’s Bet will be published.