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Carina Press

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Family Saga
Science Fiction
Women's Fiction


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08/09/2022 11:05 AM
EQuery to Carina: 7.28.22
Form Rejection: 8.9.22.

99 K Fantasy romance
03/18/2013 07:53 PM
Carina Press is an imprint of Harlequin. Below is what Preditors and Editors says about Harlequin. In all fairness, most of this mess (except the entry for July 21, 2012 regarding complaints on royalty payments) was several years back, (2009) but we all need to check publishing companies out thoroughly.

From "Preditors and Editors":

Harlequin Enterprises: Not recommended. A book publisher.

11/17/09: Harlequin becomes vanity publisher. Though they call it self-publishing, it will be under their Harlequin Horizons imprint and hence qualifies as vanity.

11/19/09: Mystery Writers of America (MWA) asks Harlequin for an answer about Harlequin's recent activities while indicating that MWA recognition of Harlequin is at stake.

11/19/09: Romance Writers of America (RWA) says no to Harlequin special status.

11/20/09: Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) says no to Harlequin's vanity activities.

21 Jul 12 - Harlequin Enterprises being sued in a class action case involving ebook royalties by several authors. Here's a link to the complaint.
12/07/2012 05:01 PM
And the rejection came today. A bit sad about it. Had a good feeling. Oh well.
10/04/2012 10:30 PM
Check the Carina blog. They've posted TONS of submission requests.
09/03/2012 08:59 AM
Full request from a three line pitch at Savvy authors. We'll see what happens...
08/13/2012 11:14 AM
EQ sent: 7/30/12
Nudged due to contract offer: 8/10/12
Responded 8/13/12 saying the'll need two weeks to move the MS through their process.
09/20/2011 04:42 PM
JacquieFW -- Just wondering if you've heard back yet about your 7/3 full submission.
09/13/2011 09:56 PM
Received a rejection, but the email was personalized and supportive; I appreciated that a great deal.
08/19/2011 04:50 PM
got a response from them a couple of days ago, saying they had received my second submission and sent an auto-response and apologising for my not receiving it, which I thought was really nice. Most agents/publishers just never write back.
08/16/2011 01:38 AM
I sent another MS as per their guidelines a few days ago and this time the autoresponder did not kick in. I alos sent them an email querying as to whether they received my MS and no one replied to that either! So apparently the auto responder only works intermittently.
07/12/2011 03:25 AM
submitted full m/s as per guidelines on 7/3. Received a responce via auto responder so it does work
04/23/2011 09:13 PM
Sent my equery 4/18/2011. Never received the auto-reply. Wonder if they received the email.
04/09/2011 11:21 AM
Sent query 04-09-11. And my fingers and toes are crossed.
12/01/2010 10:25 AM
Anybody out there have any experience or info in regard to submitting directly to an independent publisher.
10/01/2010 08:07 PM
Just wanted to note that the rejection written by Angela James,
Executive Editor was the most personalized I've yet received (and I've gotten quite a few). Took about 45 days to respond. Seems like a nice group of people.
08/20/2010 06:41 PM
Submitted a dark urban fantasy 8-10-10
Patrick (Admin)
04/25/2010 10:33 AM
mcvaylynch, thank you for the update.
04/24/2010 12:05 PM
You have the submission acceptance backward. They only take email queries, not snail mail queries. See guidelines here: http://carinapress.com/submission-guidelines/
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