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Baen Books

P.O. Box 1403

Riverdale, NY 10471



Website: www.baen.com/

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Online Form: Yes (preferred)

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from Stargrave
Aug 21, 2019 3:14 pm


EQ: 8/21/2019

150k Epic Science Fiction
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 BravoNovember7
Jan 17, 2019 12:22 pm


OQ: 1/17/19
Adult Sci-Fi
100k
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.
from dpaylor
Oct 28, 2014 12:30 pm


OQ 5/2
ER 10/27 form

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