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    Soho Press

    I've read and enjoyed a few books by Soho (though I found them at used book stores), and their site looks quite reputable: http://www.sohopress.com/

    I wondered if anyone here had any direct experience with them.

    I notice that at least one of their best authors moved on to another press...

    (And, yes, I looked in the index first, but didn't seem to find them there.)

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    I'm sorry I can't help you with Soho, but did want to you to the cooler. It's a great place and bet someone will be able to give you info.

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    Anyone know what the average response time is to a query to Soho?

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    Anyone?

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    I sent them a query on Sept 24th and haven't heard anything yet. I really didn't expect and answer this soon. Don't know how long it will be.

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    I submitted just two days before you. I wouldn't expect anything for at least a month, but I wondered when to start looking for a response -- 3 months, 6 months? I'm surprised more AWers haven't submitted to Soho.
    I'll let you know when/if I hear anything.
    Good luck!

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    I'll post as well when I hear from them. Good luck with yours.

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    Hi, all,

    I submitted to Soho 8/8/11. Duotrope tells me my submission's been out for 81 days. 90 is the usual turn around, and I have 9 days left. My notes tell me I snailmailed a cover letter, a synopsis, and my first 3 chapters, as requested: Attn: Katie Herman.

    I'll post with their response once I get it.

    On another note, McSweeney's is temporarily closed to submissions until they catch up with their slush. My manuscript is months overdue with them. I think they're opening again in November. I'm glad I checked their website before giving them a nudge, which I'd be too shy to do anyway... Once I submit, I try and forget it even exists. Losing.

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    Good luck, LillyPu! Keep us posted and I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.

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    Thank you, happywritermom! The same goes to you.

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    Got my for letter of reject today. No comments only it didn't suit their current needs. I sub'ed on sept. 24th.

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    I'm sorry, Jennifer.
    They are awfully selective about the types of fiction they accept though, so try not to take it as a comment on your work. I probably wouldn't not have submitted if I had studied their client list just a little more closely.
    I'll be expecting my big R any day now!

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    Thanks. I'm not surprised and not upset. Rejects are part of the game. It's a great story and I'll keep sending it out there. Wish I could get an agent but that's just as hard.

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    Have you tried Kensington yet?

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    Not with this one but I've tried them before and never got a reply so I hesitate to send them anything else.

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    Still waiting.
    Approaching the three-month mark around Christmas, so I'll probably wait until after the holidays to nudge.

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    Still waiting, too! Day 129. I'm starting to wonder if I haven't received a rejection letter already and just forgot, or blocked it out.

    Sorry, Jennifer. Keeping at it is all we can do.

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    Thanks. It didn't take as long for mine. Maybe you should email them and ask for an update. Make sure they even got it. Sometimes these sub's seem to get lost.

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    It's been more than three months, so, as per the guidelines on Soho's website, I emailed for an update. So far, no answer. If they hadn't received it, I would think I would have gotten a response to that effect.

    So I guess I'm going to file this one away as a rejection.

    LillyPu, did you email or hear anything yet?

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    I haven't heard anything yet. I expect my response to come in the mail since it was a postal submission and (I hope) I remembered to include an SASE. I don't think I have it in me to inquire about it... bleh. I'll most likely wait until the cows come home. Let me know if they respond. Crossing my fingers for you. I better subscribe to this thread. I was reading through their website the other day and got goosebumps it's so, I don't know, cool.

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    I sent an SASE as well. I'll subscribe too and I'll let you know whether I finally do hear something.

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    Soho Press

    Hi everyone,

    I can't find anything on this site about Soho Press. Apparently it's been around for twenty-plus years, and accepts unsolicited queries. Curious if it is a POD type press (which Janet Reid has said to avoid), and if anyone has had experience with them.

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    I've heard of Soho Press. They've been around since 1986. I think they're connected to Random House, but I'm not sure. Is this who you're referring to http://www.sohopress.com/ ?

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    Yep, same Soho. Let's see, they've had my manuscript for 240+ days... I provided an SASE, but they must've used my stamp to mail their mother-in-law her eviction notice. Or...

    I've forgotten all about about them; two can play the same game.
    I'll not grovel at their doorstep.

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