I only just started querying for Bad Fairy in November of 2011, so this isn’t going to be a big update, but this is how I’m doing on queries so far:
Agents queried: 9.
- Query rejections: 6
- Non-responses (so far): 3
One of the guys I queried had actually represented a fairy tale retelling I particularly enjoyed, so I mentioned it in my query. He said this to me:
I appreciate your thinking of me, but I actually don’t normally care for fairy tales, or for works with the basis feel of a fairy tell, or retellings. Mercedes Lackey is an exception because I just have an affinity for her work and I’d be happy to read her grocery lists, but otherwise, this book is probably not a good match for my tastes.
Heh, “happy to read her grocery lists.” Maybe someday someone will say that about me?
Planning to continue the querying streak in 2012!