The world may have ended because I've finally finished going through this giant stack of partials that I had to read. I have some more that have arrived in the month of February and late January, but for the most part, this is a huge amount of what was in my office.
For your statistical pleasure:
I rejected 32 partials.
I requested 3 full manuscripts in this batch.
This is pretty typical of what I normally ask for in terms of full manuscripts, by the way.
So, let's do the math:
35 partials total.
(32/35) x 100=91.43% of partials were rejected
(3/35) x 100=8.57% of partials garnered a request for a full manuscript.
I am never, ever counting numbers like this again. From now on, I'm just going to happily tromp through my slush. Enjoy the results, if you are interested in this kind of thing. =) Snail mail rejections go out in the mail tomorrow.