Many of you who follow the goings on of the publishing industry have probably heard about the mythic December Publishing Coma, in which things slow down and the only work that gets done are frantic searches for Wiis.
This is all very real (except for the Wii part. I think). Things do slow down from the craziness of the fall, and while work gets done and I’m most certainly still in the office working, this is generally not a big time for new submissions. Things get quieter as the end of the year approaches.
But as Janet Reid mentioned, this is a time when agents and editors alike catch up on their reading and try and get things in order for submissions in the new year. So if you are polishing off a query, go ahead and send it now (but I’d avoid the week around Christmas and New Years).
So… that’s all I got for today. What can I say, it’s December!