Ask Daphne! Does no really mean no?

August 25th, 2008

Scott asks, “Let’s say, hypothetically speaking, that somebody queried you and you were interested enough to request a partial, but ultimately rejected the manuscript. Does “no” mean “no for ever and ever,” or can a major rewrite pique your interest again after some reasonable amount of time has passed?”

Filled Under: Ask Daphne!


August 22nd, 2008
Comments Off on Pressure

Unfeasible Enterprises over here is having a bit of a water pressure problem — in that there is none — as well as a pressure to get a bunch of reading done, both to get back to authors whose material I’ve been sitting on for too long, and also because I just picked up three new books at the library and I’m eager to read them. And I can’t do that until I clear out some of my work reading.

Filled Under: Slushpile

An Unnameable Star

August 21st, 2008

This just in! Our very first review for Ellen Booraem‘s debut novel The Unnameables, and it’s a STAR from Kirkus!

Filled Under: News

Ask Daphne! MG or YA?

August 21st, 2008

I actually wore almost these exact shoes in high school with my uniform, but these go out today to Beth, who writes, “Could you tell us about some of the distinctions between YA and MG? Would me labeling a manuscript as YA be a death knoll for my query if the agent thinks it’s better off as MG?”

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Ask Daphne! Take the lift, or no?

August 20th, 2008

Proper British boots for Amy, who writes, “The protagonist in my story is American, so, while I am British, I obviously write her with an American voice. My problem is that since I will be seeking publication in England, I’m unsure as to whether I can stick to using American spelling and grammar for authenticity’s sake?”

Filled Under: Ask Daphne!