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Old 02-06-2012, 02:09 AM   #751
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It's possible. I had a full request last time and I know generally the threads here are filled with people talking about how fast he is. I'll try to remember to ask about it next time I email.
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Old 02-06-2012, 02:27 AM   #752
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He might just be catching up in that case. I'd check query tracker and see if it's a recent trend.

Oh yeah, I've been stalking QT all along. Many people have sent after me and received their responses. At this point, I'm kind of gunning for one of Janet Reid's "mulligans," because I've made some changes in the interim. Since they have that 6-8 weeks check-in line in their submission guidelines, if I still haven't heard back, I will.
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Old 02-06-2012, 07:57 AM   #753
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I didn't even think to check QT - seems a few people have gotten faster responses and a few are still waiting. I imagine DGLM is probably still attacking the post-holiday slush.

Will update y'all if I hear anything.
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Old 02-28-2012, 10:53 PM   #754
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Sorry for the wait, but I did ask and Jim said that he was having some problems with his spam filter that have since been fixed, so if you didn't receive a reply, you should resend. Hope this helps.
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Old 02-28-2012, 11:43 PM   #755
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Kaitie - In what timeframe? I queried on 1/30 but it's still within his usual 6-week response frame so I don't want to assume...
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Old 02-29-2012, 08:19 AM   #756
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The oldest he has right now are five days, so yeah, go ahead and resend.
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Old 02-29-2012, 07:53 PM   #757
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Thanks, Kaitie. I was hesitant since someone on QT just mentioned getting a response from a query dated 2/3, and it's not technically the 6-week nudge point, but... I just resent, mentioning the possibility of internet gremlins.

Oh well. The worst he can do is tell me to go play in traffic, right?
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Old 03-01-2012, 01:04 AM   #758
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Kaitie, I could make out with you right now.

Full request from Jim, a few minutes ago. He had to dig my RE-SENT query from his spam folder, and noted the first one never even made it there.

So yes, it appears there are mad internet gremlins at work here. Now, to thwart them. *grabs machete* *takes aim at gremlins*
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Old 03-01-2012, 01:06 AM   #759
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*Hugs!* Good luck, and I'm glad you got it sorted out. Just make sure you keep the machete nearby when you send emails from now on.
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Old 03-01-2012, 01:13 AM   #760
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Thank you! And yes, definitely not letting the machete out of my sight.
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Old 03-01-2012, 02:48 AM   #761
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RKLipman...awesome!!! Good luck with the full.

I guess I should resubmit since I never received a response. Did you send him synopsis & 1st chapter with query? I don't remember sending a synopsis...
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Old 03-01-2012, 06:23 AM   #762
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Thank you!

I didn't send a synopsis, because I found their guidelines on the main page unclear (one of the places and Oxford comma would really help things out) and Jim's specific guidelines didn't mention it.

Also, because synopses are the devil.

(But yes, query + first chapter.)

He said he found 72 queries in his spam box TODAY. So. Depending on when you sent, I'd say listen to Kaitie and resend.
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Old 03-01-2012, 06:26 AM   #763
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Thank you!

I didn't send a synopsis, because I found their guidelines on the main page unclear (one of the places and Oxford comma would really help things out) and Jim's specific guidelines didn't mention it.

Also, because synopses are the devil.

(But yes, query + first chapter.)

He said he found 72 queries in his spam box TODAY. So. Depending on when you sent, I'd say listen to Kaitie and resend.
Thanks for responding. I'm glad I wasn't the only one who read confusing/conflicting guidelines! I only sent query & first chapter too.

I agree, synopses are evil!
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Old 03-12-2012, 07:51 PM   #764
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Just got a rejection on my full with Jim. Pretty form-ish, said he just didn't fall in love with it.

This is my first rejection based on the full, and it's a bit more sad-making than a query rejection, as it turns out. Someone pass the vodka?
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Old 03-13-2012, 04:58 AM   #765
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Possibly a dumb question, but I'll ask anyway: does anyone at D&G besides Jim respond to queries?
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Old 03-13-2012, 07:54 AM   #766
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Queried Jim McCarthy on Feb 24, no response as of yet. Sounds like I might need to resend in a week or three.
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Old 03-13-2012, 08:43 AM   #767
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Don't know, Filigree. I've had a query out with Jessica Papin since 3/2. Still waiting to hear, but it hasn't been long enough, especially since she asks for the first chapter with the query.
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Old 03-13-2012, 09:58 AM   #768
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Possibly a dumb question, but I'll ask anyway: does anyone at D&G besides Jim respond to queries?
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Old 03-13-2012, 10:07 AM   #769
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Kaitie, did you querying them for the same book, or were those two separate manuscripts?
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Old 03-13-2012, 10:13 AM   #770
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Separate manuscripts. Though for what it's worth, I did query Jim after being rejected by Michael.
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I queried Miriam twice on the same project, nearly a year apart, and never got a response. She reps some of my favorite authors, which is why I tried twice.
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Just got a rejection on my full with Jim. Pretty form-ish, said he just didn't fall in love with it.

This is my first rejection based on the full, and it's a bit more sad-making than a query rejection, as it turns out. Someone pass the vodka?
I hear ya. I got a rejection earlier this week that made me go "ouch" and burst into tears. *glugs vodka*
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Yes, I've also gotten an R from Michael (fast, too, if I recall correctly).
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I queried Jim 13th of March. Followed up after and got a full request today. I'd gone in his spam folder.
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