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  1. #251
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    SO awesome for them!!!!

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    haz a shiny new book cover Christine N.'s Avatar
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    There's an announcement at Dear Author today which tells it better than I did.
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    Check out Samhain's weblog. They have a contest. The contest will end on July 6th and a minimum of three entrants will be invited to submit their manuscript (first three chapters and complete synopsis, minimum) to Samhain Publishing for consideration for publication on our 2008 schedule.

    Please read all the details at the blog.
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    Woo Hoo Fabulous news about Samhain with Kensington!!

    Now if I can just edit this novel to my satisfaction, grrrrr

    Hmmm as someone said here, I believe it was James, it's come down to taking the best pieces and making it a new novel!

    Brilliant!

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    That is fabulous. Are the Samhain/Kensington imprints strictly erotica or all genres considered?
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    I THINK it's going to be the steamier romances, at least for now.
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    Per Angie J's comment at Dear Author:
    Our contract with Kensington isn’t erotic romance specific, so it won’t be only those that get printed through them

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    Excellent news about the spectrum of novels for Samhain and Kensington partnership.!!

    Thanks Chibeth. As I've done erotica but it's not really my thing.

    Cheers, Josie

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    Is this publisher open to query letters and the first five pages, as stated on their sub page? Or are they closed down except for editor requests and agent subs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by triceretops View Post
    Is this publisher open to query letters and the first five pages, as stated on their sub page? Or are they closed down except for editor requests and agent subs?

    Tri
    They're closed to subs right now, except for special projects (as mentioned on the submissions page). They are running a "first line" contest right now, though. Go here for more information. It's a good way to get your work read.

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    Yep, closed until Sept. I believe. Between the Romantic Times convention, and BEA, and the dozen other cons they're doing, it's better if they don't try to much through all the subs on top of it.

    Summer is hard on most publishers anyway. Everyone's on vacation
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    Samhain's re-opening

    Quote Originally Posted by Christine N. View Post
    Yep, closed until Sept. I believe. Between the Romantic Times convention, and BEA, and the dozen other cons they're doing, it's better if they don't try to much through all the subs on top of it.

    Summer is hard on most publishers anyway. Everyone's on vacation
    Any definite date yet for re-opening to general submissions, do you know?
    I've been holding on to a manuscript and hoping August 1st, but it seems they're not ready for new subs yet. It would be helpful to know if it's going to be another month or two. Think I will go ahead and sub elsewhere instead (or meanwhile ).

    So many online markets "temporarily" closed for submissions these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JamesAllen View Post
    So many online markets "temporarily" closed for submissions these days.
    It's often a sign of backlog more than anything else.

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    Hopefully they'll be re-opening for subs soon. They just hired 12 new editors, so that should help with the load a bit...

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    I heard from a pretty reliable source that it would be mid-august or september before they reopen submissions.
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    You could always email Angela James.
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    haz a shiny new book cover Christine N.'s Avatar
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    They had closed, I believe, because of the Romance convention season. Many of the staff were at RWA Nationals and/or Romantic Times convention. Then they lost an editor, which required shuffling of projects. And people go on vacation - publishing is even slower than usual in the summer, and that's overall.

    I expect maybe September, which was what I thought was the original date. Maybe I'm thinking of my other publisher, who is reopening in Sept.

    Was it 12 new editors? No, I think Angela's e-mail said it was six. Which is still great, considering they only lost one.
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    According to Angie's blog at http://nicemommy-evileditor.com/blog/ Samhain will re-open for submissions next week.
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    OK so is Samhain a suitable publisher for a 100k word adventure fantasy, classic medieval with magic setting, mostly male POV protagonist, with a bit of romance?

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    I emailed them about it and all they would tell me is they are reopening submissions "Very, very soon." I've been waiting to submit to them as well.

    Waylander, it said on their web site they generally accept anything over 60,000 words, and also accept short stories and novellas. You can always email them and ask if you aren't sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by waylander View Post
    OK so is Samhain a suitable publisher for a 100k word adventure fantasy, classic medieval with magic setting, mostly male POV protagonist, with a bit of romance?
    On their website, they have very, very few books that are outside the romance genre. But it could be worth a shot to send it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by waylander View Post
    OK so is Samhain a suitable publisher for a 100k word adventure fantasy, classic medieval with magic setting, mostly male POV protagonist, with a bit of romance?
    IMO, yes. They've never been a romance-only publisher and, from what I've heard, are seriously looking to expand their offerings in other genres.

    As for fantasy, according to this interview, Angie James (the exec. editor) enjoys reading fantasy/science fiction. Plus, check out this interview at Dear Author with Angie, where she discusses what she'd like to acquire outside the romance genre.

    I'd go for it, if I were you. Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christine N. View Post
    They had closed, I believe, because of the Romance convention season. Many of the staff were at RWA Nationals and/or Romantic Times convention. Then they lost an editor, which required shuffling of projects. And people go on vacation - publishing is even slower than usual in the summer, and that's overall.

    I expect maybe September, which was what I thought was the original date. Maybe I'm thinking of my other publisher, who is reopening in Sept.

    Was it 12 new editors? No, I think Angela's e-mail said it was six. Which is still great, considering they only lost one.
    Heh, yeah it was 6. I'm guess I'm still a bit befuddled because the editor who left was my editor....that was fun (my book was delayed by 4 weeks). Though the editor we were assigned to is awesome, so I can't complain.

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    They do take other genres. Mine are both listed as fantasy romance but are more fantasy than romance. However, be aware that other genres are likely to sell less vigorously.
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    Oh, absolutely, all genres. I mean, the two books I have contracted with them are both YA fantasy. Not a hint of romance anywhere. Okay, maybe a teeny bit in the second one...but it's pre-teen romance. Barely an issue. Mostly monsters and mummies.
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    Christine

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