Dear Lady of all Things Snark, Benevolent Monarch of Snarkania, Whose Name Causes Nitwits to Tremble, (okay, I'll stop now...) (KY tilts his head wondering where that odd sucking sound originated)
The recent post on NaNoWriMo prompted me to ask this. Do agents receive an influx of queries in the months following NaNoWriMo or is it about the same volume of mail? If it's the former, would it be wise to query during those months or are agents expecting most submissions to be NaNoWriMo drafts?
The queries spike about two weeks AFTER NaNoWRIMo ends.
Not by a lot but there are always more in the stack, and they mention NaNoWRIMo as the impetus for the query.
You can't time your submissions. If it's not NaNoWRIMo, it's writing conferences, or a mention on Media Bistro, or an article in the paper; it's always something
Good writing finds it's way to the top of the pile even if it has to elbow a lot of other stuff out of the way first.