It's been a tough week, with lots of family stuff. I might not get to more querying until this weekend. Or I might send off some short stories. But first, more research.
Hope it works out for you... btw what genre are you querying?
I have some info for you... the top two fantasy publishers don't care if you have a agent and better yet the prefer to see the manuscript at bare minimum the want sample chapters...They say you can't judge a work by a query so don’t bother sending one. Let me get the links I’ll be back...
All want to see chapters or the whole manuscript... and of course a book proposal. Best of luck, hope this helps if you don't want to go the query route. I left you links of the info on Submission Guidelines, should tell you all you need to know..DAWhttp://us.penguingroup.com/static/pages/daw/submissions.htmlTORhttp://us.macmillan.com/Content.aspx?publisher=torforge&id=255BAEN I don’t like their website but supposed to be a big time publisher of fantasy, not to mention they like large books. Right up your alley.http://www.baen.com/FAQS.htm
I've actually hit them both already. Sad, but true.
well, best of luck either way...
I didn't meant to be dismissive or seem that way. I appreciate the links, agree that that would be a good try and certainly hope those links will help someone else. I did try them myself, but it didn't work.Thank you for the links and the advice, though.
I didn't mean it that way... i meant best of luck either way, like either way you go. with an agent or publisher. here are a few good link to publishers, ones i would submit to if i was ready. i have checked them out... all of them are solid or true book publishers. thx hope they help.More links to good publishers that except unsolicited queries or sample chapters.http://www.beil.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=112&Itemid=169***The novel must have a strong female protagonist, great for you… also I love their site and their book covers. you must check them out!!!http://www.juno-books.com/guidelines.htmlgood publisher.http://www.turnerpublishing.com/createABook.aspxSmall publisher but info confirms they’re a true publisher.http://samhainpublishing.com/submissions