Has anybody successfully pitched to Running Press and/or have an e-mail address of someone there in general-audience acquisitions and/or know if the lack of a SASE is the kiss-of-death for them?
I have a "general-interest" nonfiction book that I want Running Press to consider ...
Their website's submission guidelines pages says, under "General Audience (All Ages) Proposals": "To submit a prosoal for an appropriate work of nonfiction, pleases end a query letter accompanied by a brief outline or table of contents to the address below."
Then, a little bit further down, under "How to Submit Your Proposal": "Please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your submission so that we may send you a reply."
Here's the problem -- since some places request a query letter BEFORE a proposal (i.e. send a query first; if interested, they'll ask you for a proposal) ... and some places only request a SASE if you want your material returned (which I don't) ... I messed up & missed that bit about the SASE.
I sent my query-and-toc without a SASE earlier this week. What should I do now?