22 Responses to “Submissions wanted”

  1. Lori Susan November 7, 2008 at 10:21 AM #

    Ah you tease. Putting hope in a newbie’s hearts…

  2. Fae Sutherland November 7, 2008 at 1:04 PM #

    Should we query you first or just pop it off to you willy nilly lol?  I prefer willy nilly, personally, so much more fun!How do you feel about silver foxes (the older man versions not shapeshifters)?

  3. Bev Stephans November 7, 2008 at 1:46 PM #

    Ah Angie, you tease. I always wanted to write fiction, but I realized early in my life that I just didn’t have the talent.

    I hope you find some awesome writers. Or maybe, one of your established authors will come up with a new and exiting book. Good luck!

  4. Shannon Stacey November 7, 2008 at 3:01 PM #

    I adore new authors, there’s something fresh and exciting about them,…

    As one of your launch authors, I now feel like those women in the Massengil commercials. I just don’t feel…fresh.

    *snort*

  5. Christina Castle November 7, 2008 at 3:06 PM #

    *typing frenzy* Must submit to Angie. 😉

  6. Crystal Dee November 7, 2008 at 4:04 PM #

    I would love to have the ability to capture characters on paper and tell their story, but I’ve always been to scared to try. I wrote a short story as a teenager(about 20 or so years ago) and my father found it. He was chuckling to himself while reading. It was not a humorous composition. Maybe one day I’ll gather the courage to try again.

    In the mean while, I think reading submitted works would be an ideal job. I love to read and can read almost any genre. My abilities to edit those submissions is where I would have the problems. (Please do not count the grammatical errors and run-on sentences in any of my comments.)

  7. Ayla F November 7, 2008 at 4:29 PM #

    Would it be alright to send you the prologue and first three chapters of my MS? I can’t promise wonderful but i can at least hope for interesting and fresh!

  8. Isabelle Santiago November 8, 2008 at 1:15 AM #

    Aww, Angie, I wish I’d have known this a month ago. I have a fantasy manuscript sitting in Samhain’s slush pile as we speak. I would have just sent it to you! Oh, and in case you’re wondering- yes, you have created a devilish wave of paranoia. But it’s ok. We still love you. 😉

  9. azteclady November 8, 2008 at 4:51 PM #

    <blockquote>if you were wondering just what to give me for Christmas, wondering
    what that perfect gift for Angela James would be (you knew you were)</blockquote>Well, crap. What about us who can’t write our way out of a paper bag? How can we find a gift for Angela James????The horror, the panic, the despair!*ahem*But I’ll be very happy to see what those who can write send in.

  10. Sarah November 8, 2008 at 11:43 PM #

    Yes please, more fab m/m 🙂

  11. Angie November 10, 2008 at 10:50 AM #

    Should we query you first or just pop it off to you willy nilly lol?

    Go ahead and send your manuscript and synopsis as per the Samhain submissions page, along with a query letter. If you send a query letter first, we just end up asking for the submission.

    Would it be alright to send you the prologue and first three chapters of my MS?

    As long as your work is complete, you’re always welcome to send it. I prefer not to look at anything that’s not finished, because we don’t contract on partials from outside the company.

    Well, crap. What about us who can’t write our way out of a paper bag?
    How can we find a gift for Angela James????The horror, the panic, the
    despair!

    In that case, no need to panic! I really love the pendants from this Etsy shop, and since I wear necklaces every day, it’s a gift that I’d treasure forever 😉

    Yes please, more fab m/m :)

    Word.

    As one of your launch authors, I now feel like those women in the Massengil commercials. I just don’t feel…fresh.

    lolol, you have such a way with words. And they’re always fresh!

  12. gwen hayes November 10, 2008 at 1:10 PM #

    If only I could send you my YA…sigh.

  13. Chris Redding November 10, 2008 at 8:41 PM #

    romantic comedy? I have two possibilities.
    cmr

  14. azteclady November 11, 2008 at 3:14 PM #

    no need to panic! I really love the pendants from this Etsy shop, and since I wear necklaces every day, it’s a gift that I’d treasure forever Rats! My excuse, it’s been blown out of the water now.:wink:

  15. Stephanie Adkins November 11, 2008 at 11:20 PM #

    Okay, now you’ve got me paranoid. That is SO not fair, Angela!! LOL!!

  16. Melissa Blue November 12, 2008 at 2:21 PM #

    *shoots self in foot* Why do these calls only go out when I have nada?

  17. Dakota November 12, 2008 at 5:10 PM #

    It’s my day for de-lurking, I guess, and I’m glad I clicked on your blog from Karen Knows Best. It’s great to see you’re actively looking for more m/m romances, since I’m a big fan of them. 🙂

  18. Holly November 13, 2008 at 12:03 PM #

    Well, I’ve got 40K of a paranormal Werewolf thing going, and it’s all your fault for getting me started.  I’ve joined a crit group, I hang out at Romance Divas, and I’ve gotten good feedback from some contests.  I currently have an entry up in the RD’s pre-contest contest for “first argument.”  I only recently found out that when you submit something to a contest, you should have a completed manuscript already – I didn’t know that.  So now I’m trying to finish in a hurry, on the (very, very) off chance that I final in something and someone wants to take a look at my ms. And, as I said, it’s all your fault.

  19. sarah November 18, 2008 at 9:00 PM #

    I was just browsing your weblog (came here for the cake in a mug recipe actually but stayed for the laughs) when I read this and … well, the mind boggled. An editor who reads their slush pile? An editor who invites submissions? Surreal. But it puts a little hope in a dreaming writer’s heart. Love your blog.

  20. Judith November 20, 2008 at 1:39 PM #

    Coincident. I just found this post, 4 weeks after I submitted a partial for a completed manuscript. :uhuhuh: God, now I’m freaking because I’m thinking she read my submission and thought, nope, I don’t need this crap!

    :poke: Please tell me it isn’t true!!

  21. Nicole November 21, 2008 at 4:52 PM #

    I just found this offering thanks to another friend..
    Ooh, :: rubs hands together :: can put a package together over the weekend and send to you.. It’s a short novella.. hopefully this will work for both of us!! Hugs and thanks for the opportunity!

  22. Lex Valentine December 11, 2008 at 12:28 AM #

    I suppose I’ll have to get cracking so you can open up an email and find ME!

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