No replies to queries after nearly three weeks – should I be worried?
Hi writers 🙂
I’ve been querying my novel this month, and have sent off 9 queries covering a span of 17 days (including weekends and a bank holiday).
So far I haven’t heard anything back – not even a form rejection! To compare, I had more email rejections (usually in the first 10 days) in my previous round of queries in 2021 and only 3-4 agents that were a CNR after 12 weeks.
I don’t know if agents are just less likely/slower to respond in the current climate? Is it a potentially positive sign that I’ve not yet received any outright rejections? Or if agents were going to show interest, would they likely have done so by now?
Anyone else experiencing something similar? Am I reading too much into it?
Thanks for any replies 🙂