Danger, Will Robinson.
Terry Dubbs (owner of running water lit) found ME over Y!IM, surfing through this board, saying she needed more sci fi and fantasy writers. I sent her my manuscript after looking at her website (http://www.runningwaterlit.com), seeing that she didn't scam writers I decided to give it a shot.
She accepted my manuscript and got back to me in a month, saying she would have a contract for me on Feb. 1st of 2006, since they were currently too full.
Well, Feb 1st rolled by, then Feb 2nd. I dropped her an email, asking if she'd sent me the contract soon. No reply. When I saw her online again, I messaged her and asked about the contract.
She actually sunk so low, that she pretended to be her 16 year old daughter, saying "Terry's in bed from a bad migraine."
I said that's fine, knowing it wasn't her daughter, and took her name off of my list. Since Feb. 2005, they appear to have not made ONE book sale, though Terry has told me she's made five. If that's the case, it should of been announced on their site by now. Anyone unprofessional enough as to shrug off a client in THAT manner does not deserve any talented writers.
You have been warned.