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    i was normal 6 dogs ago Tarley's Avatar
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    Chicago Review Press

    Sorry if this is in the wrong forum.

    I was looking at the submission guidelines for the Chicago Review Press for my novel. This is the first time I'm looking into this versus seeking an agent and I don't want to make a terrible mistake. It says it's "a good idea" to email a brief query to their acquisition editors before sending a proposal. But then down farther it has a list of what to send for a fiction proposal. So would the query letter for a publisher basically be the same as the query letter I've sent to agents? And if I don't hear back in a couple months then I can assume I shouldn't bother sending the proposal? I guess it's just to save them time from proposals they aren't interested in, but then why list the guidelines right there? This is all new to me.

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    reading all the things Anna Iguana's Avatar
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    From what you've said, I don't think they want the whole proposal, just the query. (Lots of publishers list all their submission guidelines on a single web page.)

    I don't know whether (and how) your query letter should differ. Let's hope another writer comes in here soon. :-)

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    From looking at the guidelines on their website I'd say send just your query letter to start with. I assume this is the same sort of thing you'd send to an agent.

    Out of interest, is there any reason you're subbing direct to this press? They look like they focus much more on non-fiction from what I can see.
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    ETA: adding link: http://www.chicagoreviewpress.com/
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeteMC View Post
    Out of interest, is there any reason you're subbing direct to this press? They look like they focus much more on non-fiction from what I can see.
    I should have said Academy Chicago which is their division that publishes fiction.
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