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    It's a long and winding road RoseColoredSkies's Avatar
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    Jane, there was a post back in June on their Facebook page saying they were closed to unagented subs until October 1st.

    Maybe they are just easing back into reading queries. Guess we can keep our fingers crossed.
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    It was based on that info that I queried. I don't suppose we are the only ones who took the info at face value.

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    Thanks! I only got their attention because I took part in the "Like a Virgin" YA/NA contest last Spring. If you can, do contests! This was my first one ever, and it got me published.

    I'm still early in the process, but Swoon has been good to work with so far. I don't have an agent, and they are being understanding over me having no idea what I'm doing.
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    I also queried M9B on October 1st (via Facebook), and I have yet to hear anything.
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    I feel a little better then knowing I'm not alone. I'll wait out the query for a month or two and see if I get a response. I would love to work with them.
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    Update (from October 16 2014)

    I just noticed this post on their Facebook page:

    "We are all caught up on submissions. If you did not receive a request for pages, pls consider it a pass. If we requested pages and more than 8 weeks have passed since you sent them, pls feel free to inquire via email. Good luck to everyone and thank you for considering Month9Books for your work!"

    This was posted on October 16th, 2014, so I'm thinking for those of us who haven't heard from them by now, it's a pass.
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    That really sucks. I really wanted to work with them. Sigh....oh well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JaneD View Post
    Another dream shattered.
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    That really sucks. I really wanted to work with them. Sigh....oh well.
    I agree. But I'm sure we'll all find the right place for our books, one day.
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    Course we will I never really took a query sent through FB seriously.
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    Quote Originally Posted by andiwrite View Post
    I'm being published by Swoon!
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    Question

    I have heard some rumors about bad contracts, low sales, bad marketing, unpaid staff and more. I would like to hear more first hand. If you have an experience to share, and you can't put it here you can PM me. I would like the truth before I submit a book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by curious_m View Post
    I have heard some rumors about bad contracts, low sales, bad marketing, unpaid staff and more. I would like to hear more first hand. If you have an experience to share, and you can't put it here you can PM me. I would like the truth before I submit a book.
    curious_m, I am published by Swoon Romance YA, which is a sister imprint in the Georgia McBride Media Group (the parent company of Month9Books). I can't speak to those rumors, but I can tell you that I have been very happy with the marketing that has been done for my book (of course, there is still a lot the author has to do ... typical in publishing these days). And as far as my contract, when I showed it to my agent, while she did wish to negotiate some things, she specifically noted that she felt it was overall an "author-friendly" contract.

    I was very pleased with my "debut" experience and have in fact signed a second contract with Swoon YA for a book to release this fall.

    Hope that's helpful.

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    If anyone is interested, Swoon is currently accepting twitter pitches:

    https://twitter.com/Georgia_McBride/...78584493158401

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    I sent them a pitch via Twitter as andiwrite mentioned above, and they requested the full. Sent it to them on 5/9. They asked I send it to the email address, as opposed to via the Submittable site, which I thought was interesting.

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    Month9Books is no longer accepting pitches via Facebook and want folks to use the Submittable page: https://month9books.submittable.com/submit
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    Does anyone know how long it takes to receive a response? I submitted a manuscript in early February and Submittable continues to say In-Progress. Thanks.

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    No clue. I submitted a month ago and I am also in progress. Hopefully they'll let you know one way or the other soon. Perhaps them sitting on it for so long is a good sign?

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    Quote Originally Posted by curious_m View Post
    I have heard some rumors about bad contracts, low sales, bad marketing, unpaid staff and more.
    I asked my agent if we should consider submitting to Month 9, and she said no--she's been hearing the same things as you, particularly about the bad contracts. I have no first-hand experience to offer, though.

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    My agent had given the same report. Some deal-breakers in there, very difficult to work with. Not a bad house, I'm saying. There are some very happy authors there.

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    Can you elaborate on what some of the deal-breakers are? I'm curious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A.P.M. View Post
    Can you elaborate on what some of the deal-breakers are? I'm curious.
    I'm curious as well. This is the first I'm hearing about bad contracts. From what I understand Georgia McBride is highly regarded in the industry.

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    I have to go to the Way-Back machine on this one-9-16-2012--it was a pitch. I don't have specific notes in my archives about this one other than "Agent does not recommend this house--has seen and dealt with the contract." I checked my dates and we were dealing with two other publishers at the time. She didn't send me an itemized list, but I took her word for it. I do remember we were dealing with two other publishers at the time, so it was kind of a fast and furious thing. I can only guess and say that it must have been a rights issue, since she's a stickler for those clauses--I mean she can really get Hard-a..ed about it. I know I did ask her to reconsider since I did like Month9 and thought they might be a good fit. Alas I was warned off and I do value my agent's opinion.

    I'll try and contact her and get specifics on what she considered snafus. I always like them. Like I say, this was awhile ago and I do remember it being kind of a close call. I'm guessing here, but I don't think Month9 wanted to work with her.

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    practical experience, FTW A.P.M.'s Avatar
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    Thanks for the info, Triceratops.

    In other news, I submitted to Month9 and the other day I got a request from Swoon Romance for previous sales info. I hope that's a good sign (unless my previous sales aren't good enough for them Q.Q ). I sent it as a reply to the email, but my reply doesn't show up in the status bar on submittable, which makes me wonder if they got it. Anyone have any experience with that sort of thing via submittable or with this publisher?

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