After a lot of deliberation, I’ve sent in my pick for P2P16. Let me tell you, it was not easy. I have been blown away by how much talent showed up in my inbox. The editor/author pairings won’t be revealed until tomorrow, but there were a couple things I wanted to say.
First of all, thank you all so much for trusting me with your manuscripts. I really am honored that I’ve been able to read your work. I could go on and on and on about how impressed I was with all the submissions. There were submissions that I really liked that didn’t even make my list of requested partials.
On the other hand, that made choosing nearly impossible. So much of my choice came down to personal taste. A lot of it also had to do with finding a manuscript that was the perfect balance between too clean and too messy. Too clean, and there wasn’t enough I could do for it. Too messy, and I wouldn’t have time to help it.
What I’m saying is that you should all keep querying. I don’t think I got any queries that didn’t have at least one thing that was appealing. Publishing can be a rough game to play, but it’s so worth it.
You guys are awesome, and I’d be happy to work with any of you. I hope to see you all in print one day.