Wow, what a month!
Total Submissions: 33
Made It Past Acquisitions: 8
Total Accepted: 1
Total Rejected: 29 (1 from November)
Total Rejected for Guidelines Issues: 17
Still Being Considered: 4
Submission Breakdown by Genre:
Paranorm. Rom: 6
Paranorm. Thriller: 1
Again, the biggest disappointment was the number rejected based on not following guidelines. Nearly half of those were sent as doc files. Others were rejected for a variety of reasons. Two were unrequested resubmissions. We had one with what must have been 1/8th" margins and an Arial font, another that kept using asterisks to indicate italics, and a myriad of other things that were either directly addressed in our guidelines or in the examples for standard manuscript formatting.
Now I've tried to be nice when it comes to the font face and just change it myself, but I'm not sure how much time I'll have for that any more. I check incoming submissions for guidelines issues, and I also read for panel. I now have 3 panel manuscripts that need my attention, so me helping out with formatting issues, even the easy ones like font face, is less likely to happen. When we say follow the guidelines, FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES.
Also, I've been offline for a few days. If you've been waiting for a response that your submission was received or something similar, I hope to be caught up by the end of the day, but please give me a few days before resending anything. Thanks.
*Really, it would help to put the genre in the Subject Line of the email as requested in the guidelines. And for the one guys who put in the genre designation of "Fiction": NOT helpful.