Yesterday I caught up on submitting and querying my completed projects. I am way behind for 2008 - only 21 subs thusfar. I aim for the 'Buckell 150' each year.
While recording my new subs, I went back through to label the one-year non-responders. It was nice to see there were none for March; February only had two; but January had six. I noticed something else during the search back through all of these records: My ratio of email to post subs is 2 to 1. This would be closer to 3 to 1 if I took out all of the agent queries, partials, and fulls from last year.
I suppose it's because I subconsciously place markets into two categories: free, easy, and fast as opposed to paying for postage and traveling to the post office. For good or for bad, I put post-only markets at the bottom of my submissions list, sometimes never even getting to them before the project sells.
Anyone else follow this same electronic submission trend?
Heidi Ruby Miller, submissions, Buckell 150