That is new. Thanks for the heads-up.
That is new. Thanks for the heads-up.
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If the domain is redirecting to PM, she still owns it. She is one of the most-queried agents with many successful clients, so perhaps she decided she didn't need a big website. Redirecting to PM is just fine.
The domain www.foxliterary.com has been redirected to my Publishers Marketplace page for the past three years. It is definitely not due to financial problems! At this point I don't have a website by choice, because I think it's better to have no website at all than a bad or out of date one, but I linked to PM so anyone looking for submission guidelines and other basic info could find it.
I have had a few reports of temporary problems with the submissions at foxliterary address, but as far as I can tell the emails in question were probably sent during a brief window when the server was down--which like all servers, my mail server unfortunately does from time to time--since resending later seemed to resolve the problem. If this has happened to more than one person here, I'm very sorry for the inconvenience! Email is not perfect and I'm afraid things do occasionally get lost in cyberspace, but author submissions are important to me and I try to keep up with them.
I sent Ms. Fox a Query about a month and a half ago and have not heard back. I know that she has a policy of responding to e-queries regardless of whether it is a pass or not, so I'm wondering if perhaps I should e-mail for a status update or just to make sure that it didn't slip through the cracks. How long have others had to wait for a response to a query? Is this an appropriate action to take? If so, what is the appropriate type of wording for an e-mail of this type?
I usually say something like, "I queried you on [this day] with my [genre] manuscript, [title]. Since I've yet to hear back from you--and since I know you respond to everyone--I just thought I'd check in and make sure my query made it to you. If you're still considering my query, great. If not, I've included a copy of the query and sample pages below this note. Thanks again for your time and consideration."
Hope that helps!
She can take a long time to respond. I first queried her in Dec. 2009, got no answer, and queried again on a revised version in June 2010. After hearing nothing, I nudged in Dec. 2010. She replied, saying that she'd put
my query in her 'maybe' pile. It then took her another six months to reject a requested partial, but she did offer some great feedback and excellent reasons for her decision.
I've queried her again on another project.
How long after your re-query did you hear back from her? I just want to get a sense of how long I should wait before getting concerned.
I queried her on my first mss forever ago with no response period. I queried less than week ago, mentioning I had a prior agent. She rejected the current mss, an epic fantasy (I think she does mainly urban), but apologized like she was sincerely sorry she had to pass. Very nice! Kind of an ego boost
I noticed someone on QueryTracker got a full request a little more than two months after she queried, so she can take a while to circle back around to the queries she sticks in her maybe pile.
Queried her on 4/6/12, quick response (form rejection) on 4/10/12 for quirky YA fantasy. Oh well!
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For what it's worth: I e-queried her a month ago and haven't heard anything.
Does this mean that I made it into her "maybe" pile?
[Yes, I realize I'm asking you folks to read her mind, but I nonetheless feel compelled to ask that question.]
Eek! Good luck, ThunderBoots. I hope you're in her maybe pile but...who knows with the Fox...
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It's coming up on six weeks, and still no response from The Fox.
Which is fine, really -- it was just a query, after all.
[Note that I can be so philosophical/resigned because other agents have requested fulls ...]
Much as I like her, I have to admit that six weeks is rather fast for Ms. Fox's usual response time to queries. Try four to six months! So keep querying, and if one of those other full requests turns into an offer, drop Diana an email about it.
E-queried on 7/14 - polite rejection this morning.
I have to say, I must have picked a really good week to query my first novel. I've sent out only seven queries so far, starting on the 14th, and I've heard back from four agents already. Very very fast responses!
Thunderboots not sure if you heard back. If not don't lose heart - I got a full request at the beginning of August after sending a query in March (so approx. 5 months).
I was very surprised, as I'd almost forgotten about the query (and I'd also made substantial revisions since sending my initial query round. When I queried Diana I still had my first draft goggles firmly in place).
I think Diana sounds very busy so I'm not expecting a response for several months. It's tough in limbo-land, but I've had a couple more full requests recently, yay! (From Marietta Zacker, and from Ninja Agent Rainbow after WriteOnCon).
If you haven't heard that might well be a good sign - it was for me.
I sent a query to Ms. Fox on Nov 18/12 and she replied that she wanted to read more on Nov 24/12. Five days is pretty fast in my books, but that's not to say that she is always that fast. I'm sure she gets pretty back logged.
I have not heard from her since but have read here that she can take around three months to reply to a full manuscript.
I figure December was a write off, especially with all the flooding in NYC and that Ms. Fox mentioned, on twitter?? I can't remember, that she had to relocate during it for a little while.
I'm wondering when I should ask about her thoughts though. Any suggestions??
I queried Diana this evening for my historical fiction. I'll post back when I have a response.
Got a rejection yesterday. So for anyone querying, right now it's a fast turnaround time (at least it was for me).