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Book Club
  • Romance, Comedy
  • Romance, Contemporary
Science Fiction
Women's Fiction


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05/05/2024 06:48 AM
MS - 5/5/24
sci-fi 89k words
04/30/2024 07:42 PM
Received a kind and encouraging rejection letter about a week after I submitted to them. The person who reviewed my submission was very affirming of everything but my novel lands in 2 genres: mystery and book club fiction. Not a good fit for their readers who expect straight up mystery.
03/14/2024 07:22 AM
Dear Traci,

Firstly, thank you so much for taking the time to send us Quiet Whispers – we really appreciate your interest.

We're very aware of the hard work and effort that has gone into your submission and think you have an interesting premise. However, after careful consideration, we don't feel that Quiet Whispers is quite right for us at Bookouture.

Unfortunately, due to the number of submissions we receive and the size of our team we are unable to give more detailed feedback. Whilst we're not able to accept re-submissions for manuscripts that we've already viewed, please do keep us in mind for any future manuscripts.

Once again, our genuine thanks for your submission. We wish you the very best for your future success.

Best regards,

The Bookouture Pitch Team
02/20/2024 05:47 PM
@mallorythomas I'm sorry to hear that, but it sounds like you were very close!
02/20/2024 11:25 AM
@seaaircarol Yes, they just wrote back yesterday-- they liked the premise more for a thriller or suspense and thought the stakes were too high for a romcom (and of course, I've also heard feedback that the stakes aren't high enough/compelling enough). I really appreciated them getting back to me!
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