A partial manuscript and full manuscript submission are still pending, and the good news of a few weeks ago (a cold query that turned into a request for a partial) came back with a form rejection last week. It’s been two months since the conference, and I am now wondering if I should query the remaining four agents from Backspace–just to keep this search from stagnating, and to prevent the May 30 conference from sliding even further into the distant past.
I’ve heard conflicting opinions about submitting queries in August. The publishing industry goes on vacation, say some. But other agents say they use the quiet month to catch up on queries, and that it is actually a good time to submit work. Any writers out there have personal experience with this?