|Publishing is a tough business.|
- a. You follow the guidelines and query first.
- b. You write a good query letter, but you also attach a sample chapter.
- c. You know when they read your manuscript they’ll be glad they skipped ahead so you just send them a quick note and attach your entire manuscript.
|How do you handle scenario #2?|
- a. Let the editor know what’s happened and give up your appointment to someone else.
- b. Pull a no-show, there’s no point to even sit down.
- c. Keep the appointment and spend the entire 15 minutes explaining why they need to start a line of that genre with your book, because it’s just so good.
- a. Keep working until you cut the extra 200 words.
- b. Email the editor and ask for him to up the word count.
- c. Send the article as is. It’s the editor’s job to edit. Let him earn his money.
|How do you handle scenario #4?|
- a. Wait two weeks before emailing again.
- b. Begin firing hourly emails to the editor until they respond.
- c. Pick up the phone and call the publishing house.
- a. Take a few extra days to make sure it’s as clean and well-written as possible.
- b. Include a cover letter explaining you new the editor was in a hurry to get this and apologize for any possible mistakes.
- c. Send it anyway. Any editor with her salt will be able to tell how good it is.
|Don't live in a dream world.|