So, I'm coming up to 14 weeks of waiting ...do I just assume that I won't be getting a response? The Zeno website says it can take them UP TO eight weeks at busy times?
Seems like a long time, especially when some of the successful queriers from this last open period (Anne Lyle!! ...well done lady!) are even getting book deals already!
I got a fast response from Zeno because I had submitted my manuscript to Angry Robot and got an R&R before I even queried Zeno. And I got an offer from AR only three weeks after I submitted my full - I'm not sure JB has even had time to read it yet *lol*
They're probably tied up at the moment with the London Book Fair, and of course new clients like me have been keeping them busy these past few weeks. Let me know if you still haven't heard by the 20th, and I'll try to remember to ask JB what their current turnaround is when I see him at EasterCon.
Well, after much umming and ahhing, I nudged last week and got the following response today This is on the agenda but it will be a a couple of weeks before I can get back to you.
good to know!
I banged mine in early Feb, and then immediately got a sniff from another agent wanting the full ms. But.... Zeno was/is my dream agency, so i let Zeno know, and they 'd said they'd come back to me sharpish if they were interested. They didn't, so fair enough. But I hold out hope that it's stuck in a list of emails.... vain hope I know....
Query sent December 20th
partial and synopsis requested December 29th
Nudge sent April 26th
Response to nudge -we're getting to it- May 3rd
Partial and synopsis requested (again!) May 14th
I sent the partial and synopsis off again but, am a bit confused as it seems like he thought he hadn't requested it already. On the plus side, it's good to think that my query sparked his interest enough twice!
Word count can be adjusted - but agents with a lot of queries to get through are usually looking for reasons to quickly reject. Sad but true.
Doobie, I had to resend JB my full, once I got the offer from Angry Robot. I expect that if he can't quickly find an email (and I imagine his mailbox was pretty overflowing after they opened their doors), it's less hassle for him to request another copy.
Hugs on the waiting - unfortunately current clients, and prospective clients with deals on the table (like me), get priority over new subs. This is true of all agents, though.