You Can Judge a Book by Its Title, and Other Wisdom from the Submission Pile

February 4, 2015 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

WRITERS' RUMPUS

RGPkey_with_highlightsGUEST POST by Rob Broder, President & Founder of Ripple Grove Press

We have received over 2000 submissions at Ripple Grove Press (RGP) since we opened our doors in 2013, and we have read them all. Only a few make it into our “revisit” folder for another look. Many do not make it there for a simple reason: they do not follow our submission guidelines.

Rob Broder signing off on printer's proofs Publisher Rob Broder signing off on printer’s proofs.

Follow the Submission Guidelines

Our website clearly states that we do not accept stories with a holiday or religious theme, yet my inbox receives submissions with a holiday theme or a religious mention, or submissions about God or the stars in the heavens. Not only do those stories get passed over, they make it difficult to want to move forward on any project with that writer. By not following our guidelines, that person wasted their own time…

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