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Tor/Forge open to manuscript submissions Tor/Forge publishes science fiction and fantasy books. Run by Tom Doherty Associates, LLC, Tor/Forge is an imprint of Macmillan, one of the big five publishers. Tor is one of the most established science fiction publishers and they have won the Locus Award for best SF publisher 26 years in a row. Some of the… Continue reading Tor/Forge open to manuscript submissions


Manuscript Submission Update:

Dear Ms. Hamilton,Thank you for submitting Nwa Pante Rising to Harlequin Nocturne. In this tight market, we are forced to be incredibly selective. Unfortunately, your project isn’t right for us.However, just because this project doesn’t work for Harlequin it doesn’t mean it won’t work for another publishing house. I wish you the best of luck… Continue reading Manuscript Submission Update:


Manuscript submission watch day… ?

Manuscript submission watch day... ermma.... this is harder in with a new month.... **thinking** 31 lets see... add the december to january and then carry the February... today is the 45th day? Mom says it took her about 6 weeks to get her rejection letter... sooo I'm back to watching the mail boxes. :S And still nothing...… Continue reading Manuscript submission watch day… ?


Manuscript submission watch Day 26:

Manuscript submission watch Day 26:Still no word, I wish I knew what part of the process I was in... am I on a slush pile? Did you read the query? Did you read the synopsis? Are you now reading the book?I DUNNO!!!! ARRGGHH!!I'm mentally beating myself up! Are you on the fence? Is there something… Continue reading Manuscript submission watch Day 26:


Manuscript Submission Watch: Day 18

Still no news.... I am both hopeful and worried now. Hopeful that something will be in there, and yet worried it will be a rejection. Torn between anticipation and dread of an answer.I'm thinking maybe it was optimistic to think there'd be an answer.  Maybe I should stop checking everyday and start checking every other… Continue reading Manuscript Submission Watch: Day 18


Manuscript submission watch day 14:

Still nothing... Maybe I am expecting too much too soon. Having never done this before, I'd think that maybe 2 weeks would be long enough for someone to skim the query letter and description and say: Eh... not interested. On the other hand.... maybe they HAVE read the query and the description and moved on to… Continue reading Manuscript submission watch day 14: