Is a Quick or Slow Response Time a Sign?

Q. I submitted a query to an agent (with the exact info she requested from the WM site). I expected a response in 3 weeks.  I got a very detailed and polite rejection e-mail 7 hours later.  Should I take this as some sort of negative sign?  7 hours?

A: I’d say no because response time is a huge crap shoot anyway.
      If you send your query three hours before an agent tackles some of the slush pile, you’re in luck.  Then again, the agent might be wrapped up in some big-money auctions and projects with so much at stake that they won’t even think about reading queries for weeks.  There’s little rhyme or reason to it.  But I do feel that no matter if you get a reply in twenty minutes or four months, that doesn’t reflect on the query itself.  Keep sending that baby out there. 

You might also like:

  • No Related Posts

One thought on “Is a Quick or Slow Response Time a Sign?

  1. louis vuitton

    If you just want to test out the story creation process, you can go all the way up to ‘publish this story’ before it goes live on the site.

    I do not understand what you mean.

    I hate guns If no guns of everyone,the world maybe well.

    The first one is very nice.. I like it very much..


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.