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    New Fish; Learning About Thick Skin WolfeMama's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by triceretops View Post
    Can somebody furnish me with the correct FB link for submissions? I don't think I'm in the right place, since I don't see any previous subs on the page I've been visiting and asking questions.

    Thanks in advance,

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    I believe this is the one for Month9books.
    http://www.facebook.com/month9books?fref=ts
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    Quote Originally Posted by jduff View Post
    They posted a call on FB for full-length novel NA and Adult queries for the Swoon line. I queried and received a request for the full within about 24 hours. Response to the full was a 2-4 week turnaround.
    I have a novella with them. Two weeks tomorrow I believe. Though, the more I think about it, I think I jumped the gun and submitted the novella too early. Had a friend read it and she found a few places that needed a little help in the plot. I'm expecting an R. But, we'll see.

    Good luck!!! Swoon Romance looks to be doing good things and I'd love to be a member.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WolfeMama View Post
    I believe this is the one for Month9books.
    http://www.facebook.com/month9books?fref=ts
    Thank you so much. Got the pitch in and received a full request about 10 minutes later. I'm glad I asked!

    tri

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    Quote Originally Posted by triceretops View Post
    Thank you so much. Got the pitch in and received a full request about 10 minutes later. I'm glad I asked!

    tri
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    I received a partial request about two weeks after I posted my FB query!!! Now it's on to the waiting game =).

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    Looks like there's a lot of us on the wait list. Good for AW--I hope we cornered the market. But who am I kidding? This was probably a pretty popular sub call.

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    I got a full request from Swoon for a YA I queried on 12/31. Swoon at least is accepting email subs now instead of FB pitches. They also tweeted today that they're caught up to subs sent through 1/1.
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    Nope. Rejection today. Crossing them off and continuing on.

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    Sorry to hear that, tri. It sounds like they respond pretty quickly, at least.
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    Yeah, that one put a nick in my heart. But they ARE very fast, at least they were for me. Readings will take longer, I'm sure. But the pitches can be quick and in bulk.

    tri
    Last edited by triceretops; 01-05-2013 at 08:20 AM.

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    My YA Gothic will be published by them in Fall 2014. My agent subbed me, and things have gone quickly and smoothly so far. My editor and, actually, everyone I've interacted with there has been very professional and courteous. There are definite benefits to working with an indie press. I do think M9B will be one of the movers and shakers.
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    My YA traditional fantasy novel will be published by M9B spring 2014, and a short Riders story will be in their upcoming antho this fall. I couldn't be happier with the team - very communicative, very responsive, very enthusiastic.
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    My debut YA Fantasy novel, CROWN OF ICE, will be published by Month9Books in the fall of 2014.

    I am very pleased with them so far!

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    Queried them via FB and got a request within 24 hours... crossing fingers :-)
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    Good for you, Christina. I got shot down on two FB pitches last year. The are discerning.

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    Month9's Swoon line is another participating in Pitcharama. And another, if Entangled ultimately passes, that I'd love to get into.
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    I follow this publisher on Twitter. Within the last few weeks, I have seen twitter conversations between the publisher and agents. There seem to be questions related to the publisher's experience and the editors' backgrounds. I can't tell if this is a quarrel to ignore or if this is a start of a red-flag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cranky1 View Post
    I follow this publisher on Twitter. Within the last few weeks, I have seen twitter conversations between the publisher and agents. There seem to be questions related to the publisher's experience and the editors' backgrounds. I can't tell if this is a quarrel to ignore or if this is a start of a red-flag.
    All I know is that I see a steady stream of deals listed for them at Publishers Marketplace, with connections to well-known agents. Works for me.

    By the way, at the moment Month9Books is closed to submissions, at least unagented ones. From the Month9Books website:

    WE ARE CLOSED TO SUBMISSIONS August 1 - October 1, 2013. We are closed to middle grade submissions through January 2014!
    Last time I checked though, their Swoon Romance imprint is still taking submissions.
    Last edited by tbrosz; 09-11-2013 at 12:17 AM.

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    Their latest Facebook status: "Have read through all subs posted since October 1 and either requested or rejected. Please note, we are closed to middle grade subs through January 1, 2014."

    Not sure if this means they're explicitly rejecting subs now instead of not responding (which was mentioned on page 1 of this thread)? But it's good that they're providing updates.
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    Still waiting to hear on an MG full I sent by request July 15 (back when they were taking MG). I poked them in e-mail for an update two weeks ago and got a polite response next day: "We are checking on it. Thanks for following up!"

    Fulls do take a long time, especially with publishers.

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    I'm intrigued by their Swoon line. Do you think they'd consider previously published works?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chumplet View Post
    I'm intrigued by their Swoon line. Do you think they'd consider previously published works?
    A general rule of thumb with publishers (and agents) is that they're usually not interested in previously-published (or self-published) work.

    Rare exceptions might be something that showed some spectacular sales in its first outing. A number I once saw mentioned by an agent was 20,000 and up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chumplet View Post
    I'm intrigued by their Swoon line. Do you think they'd consider previously published works?
    What do their guidelines say?

    I doubt it would hurt to query.
    Last edited by James D. Macdonald; 10-25-2013 at 01:55 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chumplet View Post
    I'm intrigued by their Swoon line. Do you think they'd consider previously published works?
    Georgia McBride, who runs M9B and Swoon, is pretty chatty on Twitter. You can always hit her up
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    Quote Originally Posted by justbishop View Post
    Georgia McBride, who runs M9B and Swoon, is pretty chatty on Twitter. You can always hit her up
    General questions, only. Never use a Twitter or other social accounts to make a pitch. Month9Books does take unagented queries via Facebook message (check their guidelines) but that's a rare exception.

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