Please carefully follow our submission instructions. You'll notice there are several categories from which you may choose to place your work. Try your best to choose the category that best fits.
Once you hit the send button, you will almost automatically receive a confirmation of receipt from us. From there, here's what we suggest:
If you haven't heard from us within eight weeks, do not panic. Remember, we have a few other items on our agency plate. Our clients come first, and events like conferences, workshops, and book launches can affect our best-laid plans. If you submitted between September and November, or February and May, there is a good chance our response will be running longer than the twelve weeks. Please understand, those are our top sales months and we are busy vetting the works of our current clients. During those times, we may run way past the dignified two month period that we wish we could get back to you. It's the busy-ness of the business. We respect your decision to pull your submission if you simply cannot wait for individualized attention.
We encourage you to go ahead and place one more star two weeks past that eight-week mark, which takes you to the ten-week mark. Do it up nicely if you like, draw some swirls and curly cues around your star. Make it a big deal! Now, if you've been keeping tabs on us via social media, you'll have an idea of what we've been up to as of late. Have we been chatty about a particular author and their success, that anticipated book release, workshop, conference, or even an impending root canal? As much as we would like to hold fast to our promised schedule, we sometimes break the rules.
The point of all this is that we take your work and our treatment of such very seriously. We endeavor to read and respond to every submission we receive, and that process proves to be time-consuming. Mind you; we aren't complaining. We like the idea of personal attention, and we believe your work deserves its share of that specialized treatment. So, mark your calendar and hang on for the ride.
Just by chance, if you wake up to that third shiny star and (gasp!) we haven't addressed your submission, we encourage you to rattle our cage, ever so gently. There are a variety of ways to contact us. You'll find that information on the "Contact Us" page of this site. We welcome such interaction and enjoy getting to know you. However, a word to the wise; kind words, and promises of virtual chocolate, kitty treats for Meatball, and an attitude of professionalism always help the process along.
Finally, please let us know soonest if the conditions change surrounding your work. If another agency offers representation, please let us know. If you've decided you want to rewrite your submission from the ground up, please let us know. If the lottery gods have smiled down on you and you've chosen to manage writing conferences in Hawaii, please let us know. We can help!
Until then, thank you. We'll be in touch as soon as possible.
AKA Literary Management Team