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Baen Books

P.O. Box 1403

Riverdale, NY 10471



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from wilcoxm2
Jan 16, 2021 5:17 pm

Got a reply saying my manuscript was pulled for further consideration about 11 months after submitting.
from Stargrave
Aug 07, 2020 7:31 am

EQ: 8/21/2019
Form rejection: 8/7/2019

150k Epic Science Fiction

I tried emailing them at least 3 times to let them know that the old version of the book was completely outdated, but there was no way to get through. (This manuscript got a R&R from another publisher and is going through an extensive revision). I emailed them back recommending they put some kind of contact email on their submissions form for situations like this!
from redpandabear
Mar 23, 2019 11:18 am

OQ: 1/21/17
REPLY: 6/8/17 - Notified that my manuscript has left the slush pile for further review/consideration. Politely requested a detailed synopsis that I'd forgotten to attach. I'm quite surprised to be given that chance since I clearly didn't follow instruction to the letter (read EVERYTHING carefully, guys! I made an embarrassing first impression, here). They prefer a 4-8 page synopsis.

3/20/18 - E-mailed the contact to mention I'd changed my address (which he updated for me in the system; super nice of him!) and was told (without me asking) approximately how many manuscripts were ahead of and behind mine in the reading line. It definitely takes a while, but I'm blown away by how prompt and kind the slush pile contact person is!

ER: 3/23/2019 - Came with some editorial notes, which was absolutely fantastic given the company. Ultimately, too tight a YA fit for the company though. I deeply appreciated the notes on pacing, though. Somehow it feels right and I've confirmed that this project should be rewritten. Long wait, long journey, but they do respond.

YA Paranormal 78k
from TheLastBrigade
Feb 28, 2016 6:03 pm

2-28-16 I submitted to them on the advice of another publisher, who said they were having a blast reading my MS but Baen could make a better offer. With no agent, I'm in the slush pile. Not sure I'm patient enough for their wait time, however.

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