BIG NEWS! After 20 years racing through or studying over 40,000 unsolicited submissions— to our delight, consternation, joy, bafflement, awe, horror, (and more!)— STNY's unsolicited submission chute is closing. In fact, it already is. No longer can we consider unsolicited submissions. STNY's list is heavy with clients whose work came over the transom (do people even know this term nowadays?), unpublished creators STNY is proud we discovered and developed (and continue to develop) and whose careers we continue building. (Notice we eschew 'to grow'.) STNY will of course continue to discover talent and add clients, only differently. Henceforth, we will accept submissions from attendees when we appear at conferences. And we will consider submissions recommended by our big passel of editor pals, author friends, and STNY clients. Lastly, we will read materials as participants on awards committees, etc. So we are not going anywhere. We wand to continue to discover new talent. Look for STNY's participation at regional and national conferences and retreats and award shows and trade fairs and seminars and maybe a bookstore signing or two. —ST To the thousand-plus 2013 solicitors who came before the hatches closed on June 10, 2013, thank you for your extra patience. Most already heard from us, some even favorably!, and the few remainders will directly.
At 4 pm, we deleted 220 submissions, all received after our Jun 10 submission cut-off for the summer. Those aspirants will never hear from us, poor them. But poor us, too— such wanton disregard. Who's with us?
Yo! We landed THREE picture books this year. Congratulations to STNY's winning talent! HISTORY Mo Manning, LAUNDRY DAY, Clarion HUMOR Rick Walton, I NEED MY OWN COUNTRY (illust Wes Hargis), Bloomsbury TODAY Maribeth Boelts, HAPPY LIKE SOCCER (illust Lauren Castillo), Candlewick