My manuscript went on submission the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. As Agent Michelle sent MAY B. off on this first round, she told me to expect to hear back from editors anywhere from three weeks to three months. Sounded good to me! While submitting on my own, I ‘ve had manuscripts out as long as fifteen months.
Still, she reminded me, everything in publishing takes longer than you would expect. Even though I’ve marked every Tuesday on my calendar from December through March, hoping responses come within that time frame, there’s every chance they won’t.
Thanksgiving through New Year’s is always a slow time.
Getting back into routine after the holidays can take some time.
Is there ever a time in publishing when there isn’t something to slow things down?
I told Michelle going in that I’d like to see the rejections that come her way. I’ve gotten two rejections so far, both prefaced by an upbeat comment from Michelle.
As for the others, I’m still waiting. waiting. waiting.
Anyone else waiting on a manuscript on submission? For those of you who have a contract, how long was your wait?