Friday, November 02, 2007

When Submission Guidelines Change

I received a question from an author who was introduced to Kim a year ago and was told to send something based on our submission guidelines when she had it ready. Unfortunately, as many of you know, our submission guidelines have changed in the past year and this author is now wondering how exactly she should submit. Based on the old guidelines, the ones in effect when she first met Kim (the guidelines that allowed for unsolicited proposal submissions) or the new guidelines, the ones that prefer email queries? When in doubt, follow the rules.

In other words, while I’m not Kim, my suggestion would always be that when in doubt, simply query and ask. Send an equery reminding Kim of your meeting, wowing her with your book, etc., and see what she says. Then you’ll know from her exactly what she prefers, you follow the rules, and you don’t have to second-guess yourself.


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