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    Revise and resubmit

    Discussion in 'Publisher Discussion' started by Pauline, Sep 8, 2016.

    Hi all, I know it's better than a complete rejection, and the changes asked for by the publisher make sense, but I curious to know of others experiences with this
     
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    In general, only if the publisher requests a resubmit. Just because they suggest changes doesn't necessarily mean they want to see it again.
     
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    They want me to resend if I'm willing to make a few changes.
     
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    This happened to me. I made all the changes whether I agreed with them or not. They told me they were interested in seeing the revised story. Sent it back. Waited for what for what felt like forever. Then, yay! They bought it. Paid and published. It's a great combination. There's really no way to predict how this will turn out for you, but I think it's a good sign. An editor isn't going to waist his time working with you on something he doesn't want. Sometimes you just have to give it to him the way he wants. It really is a good sign. You can get a little excited about this.
     
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    If they make sense, what is there to lose? :)

    Even if they end up not buying the manuscript, you'll have a stronger story for the next place you submit to.
     
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    Thanks for the kind words everyone. It's my first Ms, and I only sent it out a couple of weeks ago. I was a little shocked to even get a request for a full. I think while my first draft for my second is resting I'll try tweaking the couple of points they want.
     
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    Oh, then yes I'd do it unless I found the changes unconscionable, which isn't likely.
     
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    Congratulations by the way. I agree with the board to do the revise and resubmit. You want to work with this publisher, right? The marketers know their niche market and what's going to sell.

    If your intention is not to sell, then go ahead and play the uncompromising artist.
     
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    :) I'm certainly not uncompromising, I was just interested in other's experince with r&r's.
     
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    That's great news Pauline, I hope when I'm ready I have a similar outcome. Go get em.
     
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    Well its done. I'm about to send it off, if anyone's interested I'll post the results when I get them. So far out of a measly 5 subs, I've had 2 r&rs 1 personalized rejection and one form. On the bright side, I think I now have a stronger ms:)
     
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    I wish I had your batting average! Good job!
     

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