re: Wait Till After Summer to Submit?

posted 6/27/16

Dear Editor…

I’m nearly ready to submit my manuscript to agents, but I’m wondering about submission timing. Is Summer okay? Wait till Fall? Does it matter?

To Wait or Not to Wait


Dear To Wait or Not to Wait…

Don’t let fear of your submission getting buried in vacation backlog stop you. Some agents may have summer vacations planned, but plenty don’t. And there’s simply no reason to try to Crystal Ball their schedules or inboxes—if they’re fast responders, they’ll probably respond in their usual speedy manner or close to it during summer, and if they’re slow responders, get into the queue now. I hear this time and again from agents, and confirmed it with some quick touch-ins after receiving your question. So, ready to submit? Then submit away!

Happy writing!
The Editor

P.S. For more on this topic, read Submissions
posted by: The Editor
under: Submissions
Comments to "re: Wait Till After Summer to Submit?" | Add a Comment
    1. Darshana Khiani wrote (on 06/28/16 at 7:24 am) :

      Does the same advice hold true if submitting to editors? Say if the house is open to unsolicited subs or through a conference.

    2. Teresa Robeson wrote (on 06/28/16 at 12:57 pm) :

      Thanks for the clarification! I’ve been wondering about this a lot, too.