|would like to know if anyone else as experienced submitting work ( novels ) exactly as requested by editor or agent . The correct format , word count, query letter etc, but received no acknowledgement of even receiving the submission. |
Should I query this ? Or just wait endlessly?
I wouldn't wait forever.
I subbed my first novel about five years ago which almost got there. I did not chase. All subs were snail mail and all returned answers - one even returned the full by courier but it had someone else's name or some mix-up that was more than a bit surprising at the time - from 6 weeks to 2 or three months later. I had put in the return prepaid postage for all of them.
I am subbing on my new novel since end May in a mix of e-mail, electronic form(nightmare) and snail mail. I read somewhere that agents find e-mail easier to ignore because in their logic the writer has invested nothing in the process -haha - no 9 plus pounds a pop for three chapters plus printing and envelopes!
I started this novel on an MA, was encouraged by grades, and was feeling a bit more confident etc, however, the silence from the sub process is horrible
It seems worse this time. I have had electronic Thanks Yous - that's it. I thought I was waiting longer, but I checked and two of my subs are coming to the 8 weeks they promised a response by, so I am going to chase. Two others I only sent 3 weeks or so ago by snail mail. It is such an effort of nervous tension to get the stuff ready and out to them - in the right format they are so fussy about blah blah - and then to have NO response - it's like being ignored in the playground. LOl!
Some agent I read said wait the required time they estimate to respond by, and then do a polite chase every month. Problem is they all say different things - just like give us the end of the synopsis or NO, don't tell us the end, or make it like a book blurb or NO, please stay factual....
We just have to do lots of inner work to get through this, I guess.