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therabbit2378
04-16-2012, 05:05 AM
Hi,

I have three full manuscripts out at well-known agencies. It has been about 8 weeks since I sent and all notified me it was received. How long do I wait before I say something?

RKLipman
04-16-2012, 05:25 AM
Standard procedure is generally to wait 3 months before nudging on a full.

amschilling
04-16-2012, 05:33 AM
Some agencies will mention their typical response times on their site or a blog. In my case I had one out for 6 months before hearing back. I've known others where it was almost a year. But I believe it's usually closer to 3 months.

Drachen Jager
04-16-2012, 05:37 AM
QueryTracker tracks turn-around times for submissions. Why not look them up there. If you're over three months and beyond the median and average wait-times for manuscripts, then you can nudge, but not before.

Also, some agents blog/twitter about where they are in their piles. You might want to look into that too.

heyjude
04-16-2012, 02:36 PM
Congrats on the requests! As the others said, I'd definitely give it 3-6 months. I've had fulls out for a year. (Of course by then I'd given up on them.)

therabbit2378
04-16-2012, 05:42 PM
Thanks everyone for all of your help. Much appreciated.