Friday, November 30, 2007
SUBMISSIONS - MISSING THE HOLIDAY RUSH
I heard from a writer recently who had a book manuscript ready to submit, but was asking if he should send it now, or wait until after the holidays. He was right to be concerned about the timing of his submission. Things tend to be a little hectic in publishing offices as people prepare for the holiday break. Many do not work up until Christmas eve, but leave earlier for holiday trips or whatever. Likewise, the first of January can also be a hectic/busy time as editors come back to the work that piled up while they were away. I would suggest waiting to send a new proposal until about the middle of January, when things start getting back to normal.