Some particularly memoir-able shoes for Susan, who asks, "I was under the impression that non-fiction, including memoir, is sold on a proposal and sample chapters. I do not have an agent yet, but in May saw a call for submissions from a publisher that I think would be suitable for my memoir, so I sent them a letter and the required 30 pages before their June deadline. I recently I received an e-mail from the publisher's assistant, asking for the full manuscript. The e-mail mentioned my "novel", but did not indicate whether they had read the 30 pages I had submitted. My question is this: is memoir really treated like other non-fiction genres?"