Winter scene with evergreen trees and UFOs

AW Amazon Store

If this site is helpful to you,
Please consider a voluntary subscription to defray ongoing expenses.


Welcome to the AbsoluteWrite Water Cooler! Please read The Newbie Guide To Absolute Write

Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Right/Wrong time to Submit

  1. #1
    The snozberrys taste lke snozberrys spikeman4444's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    anytown, USA

    Right/Wrong time to Submit

    I have not submitted work to an agency in a few years, but I will be within the next six months. I know from my past experience that certain agents were closed to submissions during various months. For instance, I remember the holiday season most agencies were closed, and it seemed like the majority were also closed for a time in summer months. I had an agent request a full ms in November, and they ended up having to put it aside due to bad timing. If you finish a ms during a certain time of the year, is it wise to pick the correct month to submit? If so, what is the best time for submission in general??

  2. #2
    Benefactor Member WeaselFire's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Floral City, FL
    The best time is when your work is absolutely ready for publication. The worst time is any time before that.

    Agents will close submissions at different times for different reasons. Some take time off when the kids are out of school. Some take time off for the holidays. Many will have delays in reading times. But there are other agents, and you just need to work around your agent list when sending out queries.


  3. #3
    The colors! THE COLORS! leahzero's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    This question comes up all the time, and you can come up with a reason not to submit for every month of the year.

    So, don't worry about it. Submit when you are ready. Just make sure the agent you're querying is currently open to queries. They will often mention on Twitter/their blog if they are going on extended holiday, or won't be getting to queries for a while.
    CAMGIRL - 2015
    Untitled Book #4 - 2016-ish

    My self-publishing saga, in all its gory detail, is here.


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Custom Search