It turns out I have met, briefly and years ago, an author who has written for the publisher I'm thinking of submitting to (once it's finished). I come up with some questions to ask, but are there any you would suggest. The questions I've brainstormed are, in no particular order:
1. What does he generally think of the publisher, and
the editor he worked with?
2. What is their first print run?
3. Did you submit a query letter, or were you contacted?
4. How long did it take from query to request for
chapters or manuscript?
Any others that come to mind?
Thanks for the input,