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    St. Martin's Press / SMP Swerve

    Hi all, I don't think there's a thread here, but it's a digital press that pubs unagented romance, and it pays an advance. Seeing its St martin's, I thought it worth sharing. Has anyone subbed to them yet?
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    Can you share a link to their website?

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    Sorry I'm on my phone at work. Shhh. But they come up on google search

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    Yes, I've subbed to them. Got a rejection three days later.

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    I've submitted twice to them. Both times I was rejected, however, the most recent rejection came last week and the editor invited me to submit other works, so I took that as a positive.

    I should add that both rejections took 2-4 months.

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    I may just be being dense but where are their submission guidelines? I can find what content they like but not what format they require, e.g. if they only take American English at twelve point Times New Roman double spaced.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anna_Hedley View Post
    I may just be being dense but where are their submission guidelines? I can find what content they like but not what format they require, e.g. if they only take American English at twelve point Times New Roman double spaced.
    My two submissions came via PitMad, but I see a pink submit button on their website.
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    Subbed: 03/28
    Rejected: 05/02

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    Does anyone have updated info on sub times? I'm at a little over 3 months and I know I might have another month of waiting ahead of me but I'm dying to hear back from them.

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    I submitted at the end of November and got a rejection at the beginning of January. ~5 weeks

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    Quote Originally Posted by LJD View Post
    I submitted at the end of November and got a rejection at the beginning of January. ~5 weeks
    Ugh. I wonder what the hold up for me is. Thanks for the info!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anna_Hedley View Post
    I may just be being dense but where are their submission guidelines? I can find what content they like but not what format they require, e.g. if they only take American English at twelve point Times New Roman double spaced.
    A lot of pubs like this don't really care or bother to outline that any more. This is an imprint of Macmillian by the way. I've looked at the site quite a bit and I don't think they include that.
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    The site says to allow 12 weeks so I'd give a nudge if it's past that.
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    Anyone have any updated stats on submissions? Mine is out 6 months now & there's no way to nudge via submittable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thethinker42 View Post
    I've been working with them since the end of 2016. Sold them a gay romance trilogy. So far the experience has been pretty good. None of the books have been out long enough to see any royalties yet, but the first two books had solid rankings on Amazon.
    Lori did you take the advance? Or if that's too personal that's fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gingerwoman View Post
    Lori did you take the advance? Or if that's too personal that's fine.
    I wasn't offered an advance, so it's royalty only (with a solid royalty rate).
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