Writers will often see a trend they like and try to emulate it, sure that if they capitalize on something that is currently popular or has been recently well-received, a publisher is sure to pick it up. This isn’t always the case.
We’re two months in as the new acquisitions managers/editors, and we’ve been immersed with submissions in our inbox. Unfortunately, most of those queries haven’t fit within our submission guidelines. But every once in a while we open our email to find a query that gets us excited. We decided to sit down and share a […]
Photo by Flickr user amanda. In acquisitions, the most common questions we get from writers who’ve submitted proposals or manuscripts is “how long until you decide?” or “is there anything I can do to speed up the evaluation process?” We know how excited writers are to have their project out in the world, potentially being […]
As co-manager of the Ooligan Press acquisitions department, I work on the frontline of the press, fielding new submissions from authors every day. This can be a fun and exciting job—I love the thrill of reading a great proposal and imagining we might someday publish that book—but it can also be frustrating to see writers […]
The Ooligan Press acquisitions department will participate in the Twitter pitch party #PitMad on Thursday, March 17. If Ooligan’s Twitter account—@ooliganpress—likes your #PitMad tweet, we have officially invited you to submit a book proposal package through our Submittable page. Please note in your cover letter that you were invited to submit through #PitMad and include […]
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 […]