Exactly, JD. And the more I think about it, the more problems I see with this business of sending in multiple submissions to publishers who have said that they don't accept them.
Originally Posted by Green Knight
Of course, some editors will say, Don't submit to anyone else but us. You would, wouldn't you? It suits every publisher to perpetuate the myth that simultaneous submissions = automatic rejection. But one hopes that only the most naive would actually believe this.
Well no, I wouldn't say that if I didn't mean it, and I don't think it's naive to expect other people to tell the truth as well. For that matter, why would I want to enter into a business relationship with someone I already suspect of deceiving me? That wouldn't be very smart.
Also, sending out multiple submissions sounds expensive, and potentially wasteful. Why put out the money for paper and ink (or photocopying) and postage to send to dozens of different editors, when you might only need to send it to one or two? I've never had that kind of money to throw away, and I suspect that others here don't either.
Besides, doing it that way could
deny you the chance to make that one final revision that makes all the difference. Not much point in revising it if everyone has already seen it, and there is no place left to send it.