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    Atlas Variety Publishing, LLC

    Anyone had any recent contact with either of these publishers? I approached both early this year with a non-fiction proposal and never heard back. Just sent followup letters today.

    P&E has no rating on either. Both web sites are nothing but splash pages.

    Descant > http://www.descantpub.com/

    Atlas Variety (last update was in Jan 05) > http://www.atlasvariety.com/

    Thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenken
    Anyone had any recent contact with either of these publishers? I approached both early this year with a non-fiction proposal and never heard back. Just sent followup letters today.

    P&E has no rating on either. Both web sites are nothing but splash pages.

    Descant > http://www.descantpub.com/

    Atlas Variety (last update was in Jan 05) > http://www.atlasvariety.com/

    Thanks in advance.
    I submitted to Descant and never heard anything either. A disturbing number of agents and publishers are beginning to respond only if they are interested. They can do whatever they like, I suppose, but I think it's unprofessional.
    --Roger J. Carlson

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    No RE

    "A disturbing number of agents and publishers are beginning to respond only if they are interested. They can do whatever they like, I suppose, but I think it's unprofessional." - R Carlson

    It's particularly disturbing when you send in three chapts. or 50 pgs, according to the guidelines from the agent's website, and a year later - zilch.
    One thing I learned, though, from a couple of decades spent in the NorthEast - the higher in the "professions" you go, the less "professional" behavior and courtesy you see.
    This, too, shall not pass.

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    Well, Atlas now has content...and reveals itself to be a front for Lulu.

    http://www.atlasvariety.com/index.html


    Descant Publishing never materialized. Since the only author is listed here as editor, I'll wager it was a self-pub.
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    Cool Atlas Variety no reply

    My 2007 query by snail mail contained synopsis, outline, 50 pages, and SASE for a FANTASY novel. No reply as of 7/09. they have gone to email queries only. Perhaps I got caught in the transition and was fed to Mr. Trash. So much for the courtesy of an SASE.

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    Site is gone, so we'll belatedly join Duotrope and declare 'em DEAD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaoPaux View Post
    Site is gone, so we'll belatedly join Duotrope and declare 'em DEAD.

    Another gray link for the index, eh?

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    Yeup. As you might have guessed, I'm doing my semi-biannual bulk check of publishers. Twenty-nine (29) closures so far*, and I've just reached the "D"s.



    *To be fair, a few were noted dead previously, but I'd overlooked graying them out.
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    Hell, just the name Atlas makes me think of the ACME products the road runner always got. That and the LLC with is a limited liability corporation sent shivers through my spine...
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaoPaux View Post
    Yeup. As you might have guessed, I'm doing my semi-biannual bulk check of publishers. Twenty-nine (29) closures so far*, and I've just reached the "D"s.



    *To be fair, a few were noted dead previously, but I'd overlooked graying them out.
    29 deceased publishers and you are only in the D's so far? You want me to brew some stronger coffee? Maybe with a shot of Amarillo or Baileys?
    Knowledge is learned while wisdom is earned.

    Currently working on...

    From, The Tales of Netherron,
    Book 1, A Game of Pawns
    Book 2, Pawn takes Queen,
    Book 3, Pawn's Gambit,

    In the pipeline,
    Children of Netherron, follow up trilogy
    Guardians of Netherron, prequel trilogy

    http://nickanthony51.wordpress.com (on hiatus)

    Nick Anthony

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    Quote Originally Posted by thothguard51 View Post
    29 deceased publishers and you are only in the D's so far? You want me to brew some stronger coffee? Maybe with a shot of Amarillo or Baileys?
    Heh, that does sound good. And maybe popcorn to go with re-reading some classic flamewarsouts.
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