At Query Quagmire.

Basically nowish, and not during December or January, when editors (and agents) are stressed and frustrated over the amount of shitty NaNo and “New Year’s Resolution” manuscripts they’re getting flooded with.

That being said, this really only affects turn-around time; it’s not a Magic Publishing Formulae™ that will get you a contract A+ guaranteed if you only ever submit in the month of June. But it is still amusing how much everyone in the industry hates the immediate aftermath of NaNo.