So I did it! I e-mailed 31 queries within 27 days and even had Christmas and my daughter’s first birthday thrown in for good measure.
I got one “we’ll keep it on file.”
I got one “we want it with a few changes to make it local.”
I got one “I’m more interested in the thing you did for MotherAndChildReunion.com on moms making money with their kids in tow. Could you rework it?”
The rest: nada. But I know it’s a numbers game and 1 out of 30 isn’t necessarily HORRIBLE for someone just starting out. I’m now trying to decide if I want to keep sending my reprint out to 30 more places or if I just want to scrap it and write something new and send it to 30-60 places.