Weekend Update

This was the original e-mail from the publisher (names removed):

Dear ArmchairAuthor,
 

Thank you for recently submitting your sample of VALKYRIE. We’ve enjoyed what we’ve read so far, and would like to read more. As such, please send the full manuscript as a Word doc attachment to your reply email. Please put “Requested Materials: VALKYRIE” in the subject line. Once received, we will respond to your submission in 4-6 weeks. After that time, if you have not yet heard back, feel free to follow up via email. We look forward to reading more of VALKYRIE.

 
Sincerely,                    
 
Submissions Editor
Swoon Romance

This was the second e-mail I got about a week later, note that I had not sent my full manuscript as I was still writing it. This was indicated in my submission, and the editor was aware when she requested my sample:

Dear ArmchairAuthor,
 
Thank you for your allowing us to consider VALKYRIE. We appreciate your consideration of Swoon Romance as a publishing partner. However, we do not see a fit for VALKYRIE on the Swoon Romance list at this time. We wish you great luck in placing your book with the right publisher. Should we be able to assist you in the future, please do not hesitate to ask.
 

Sincerely,

Submissions Editor
Swoon Romance

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not busted up about it. As I was writing I began to feel very strongly that Swoon was not the right imprint for this book at all. I just thought this correspondence would be of some interest to the writery folks out there.

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2 responses to “Weekend Update

  1. Yes, this is interesting! Strange, that they would change their minds so quickly, if indeed they were aware you were still in process of writing it.
    Probably not the right publisher for Valkyrie. Keep writing it though! It’s great that you got such positive feedback about its potential. 🙂

  2. The timing and wording actually made me wonder if the editor forgot that she had already e-mailed me requesting a full! The positive reception is definitely a morale booster, and I’m grateful to have enough time to really flesh it out the way I want.

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