How long before sending a follow-up email to a publisher who requested a full? So on May 3 of this year, I sent a query to a small horror publisher with my manuscript query and something like three chapters. A few hours later I got an email from one of the editors requesting a full manuscript. I formatted it according to how they request and sent it on its way a few hours after the request. I never got a confirmation that they received it (is that normal?) Now it's almost August, and I'm wondering whether I can send a follow-up email asking about the status of my manuscript. Obviously, I don't want to ruin my chances by being too pushy... but I'm getting a little worried. What should I do? If I do send an email, how should it be worded. Thanks in advance!