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Once part of Wildside Press, Juno is now an imprint of Pocket Books (Simon & Schuster).
 

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My crit pal had an offer from them but had a better offer from Ace so didn't go with them.
No reason to think that they are anything other than solidly respectable
 

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I write for Juno. :)

I can't say much at the moment because so many things are in the process of changing, now that we're a Pocket imprint. But I really didn't have any major complaints before and am definitely pleased that my next Juno book will have Pocket distro & marketing behind it.

Feel free to PM me if you like.
 

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Does anyone know Juno's response time? Do they definitely respond to all queries?

Thanks in advance!
 

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I submitted toward the end of January, so it hasn't been that long yet. I've been following the Juno blog to try to get a hint at the response time but haven't really read anything that indicates how long it takes. Good to know she responds to all the queries, though.

Thanks!
 

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Okay, I emailed Paula--acquisitions & everything else editor--and she said it's running around a month or so. She said in general if it's been more than two weeks since you submitted, she's considering it.

And she has a couple of dozen subs she's getting ready to reply to in the next few days.

You can always email to make sure a submission was received.

Good luck, hope that helps! :)
 

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DecemberQuinn: You. Are. Awesome. Seriously, you totally rock! It helps my sanity so much having a rough guideline for a response time.

Thanks for emailing her!

Sandy
 

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Heard back from Ms. Guran today. Took 34 days, which is an awesome turn around time for what was essentially a partial read. Said she debated on the project for a while, but it just didn't grab her enough. She did invite me to submit future projects, though.
 

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Has anyone else heard back on your submission? I subbed on 2/9 & am still waiting (hope that's a good sign!).
 

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I heard back on March 5th from my January 29th submission. Ms. Guran said she'd debated on mine for a while but ultimately decided to pass, so I think if she's had yours for a while, that's a good thing. She's probably thinking about it.

Good luck!
 

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Just fwiw, I submitted a historical (dark) fantasy in the early days, and got a thoughtful rejection - it wasn't the direction Juno was going in.
I've seen Juno books at at least one of the big independent bookstores in Victoria BC, so they have distribution, definitely.
-Barbara
 

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Concluded its deal with Pocket in Jan '13. Not finding any sign it continues as an imprint.
 

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