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Baen Books

P.O. Box 1403

Riverdale, NY 10471


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Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes (preferred)

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from redpandabear
Apr 19, 2018 11:52 pm

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!

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.
from dpaylor
Oct 28, 2014 12:30 pm

OQ 5/2
ER 10/27 form
from Eldorean
Jun 21, 2013 7:43 pm

OQ 12/3/2012
ER 6/21/2013

Six and a half months, but that's shorter than their autoreply message said (9-12 months).
from stevenhiller
Feb 06, 2013 3:28 pm

FS - 8/30/12

Taking a real chance with this submission. I went through everything they asked for, and they did not demand an agent, but it is on their online form. Got to try.

2/6/13 - No response yet.

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