Just last month, I closed submissions long enough to get through a couple of major conferences. I really had thought that during that time, I would continue to get submissions from people, but I have to say, the writers surprised me. Other than my weekly "You have won 6.5 million dollars" in some random foreign country lottery, the submissions just didn't come in. I thought, "Hey, these people are reading the submission guidelines and maybe we are making headway."
So I re-open the submissions at Greyhaus on a limited basis. As I noted, for a brief period of time, I am only going to be looking at authors who want to write for Harlequin. I also noted that I only wanted submissions coming in using my online form:
- show you are proactive
- show you are thinking outside of the box
- get us to change out model