Before you even start sending out those queries, I cannot scream enough about the importance of doing your research and knowing why your story is being sent to that particular person. Your story does not fit with everyone out there.
Why do I bring this up? I sent out a message on social media at the end of August noting that I was re-opening Greyhaus for submissions Sept. 1st. I also noted that it was important to review what I was looking for, what I want in particular, and more importantly, the things I do not represent. On August 31st, my in box was flooded with submissions. Now here is what was funny about this.
- I said not to send anything until Sept. 1.
- Every submission, with the exception of one, was a project I do not represent.