Not only does reading the submission guidelines tell you something about the agent or publisher you’re trying to impress, but it also tells that agent or publisher something about you. Don’t believe me? Here are five reasons you should obsess over submission guidelines.
Recently, as Acquisitions managers, we reviewed our Mission Statement, Submission Guidelines, and Our Interests and have decided to make some changes. While our press’s vision and commitment to publishing diverse works from the Pacific Northwest has stayed the same, we believe that these changes will broaden that goal.
This past summer, we managed to find our footing as the new department leads for acquisitions at Ooligan Press. We are now in our fifth week of the fall term, and the tasks at hand are substantially increasing. While some aspects of our job are fairly routine in procedure, there are some projects happening in […]
The people who need to read this blog post are the least likely to ever set eyes on it. And I know that because the only annoying queries us acquisitions co-managers receive are those from folks who don’t do their homework on the publisher who’s about to receive their query. Seriously—we’re always excited at the […]
As one of Ooligan’s acquisitions managers, I read a lot of query letters. Like any other publishing house, we see lots of them, and because we accept unagented submissions, we see a lot of query letters that are written by authors who might not know what should be in a query letter. Sometimes this means […]
One of the biggest challenges we face at Ooligan Press is sorting through the hundreds of queries, book proposals, and manuscripts that we receive each term. While the overwhelming majority of what we receive through our online submission manager makes for intriguing reading, 95 percent of what we receive is not in keeping with our […]