Saturday, April 20, 2013

A-Z Challenge: R Day

R&R. In a nice world, it means rest and relaxation, which sounds beyond heavenly right now. In the writing world, it means something completely different, but also hopeful - revise and resubmit. This is when a publisher or agent sends it back to you asking you to change something (or many somethings) and resubmit. It's not a guarantee that if you do all these changes, they will accept it, but there's a pretty dang good chance.

When you are submitting your work, trying to find a home for this little piece of your soul, a revise and resubmit is an exciting step in the right direction. Even if you don't decide to do it, take a good look at what they're asking -- could it make your story better? This business is subjective, so what you change has to feel good to you.


  1. Hello, my friend. I am in the process of transferring stories written on my blog to a file on my computer, after which I will edit and revise. Then I plan to burn the file onto a CD. Now, my question is: do publishers like to receive manuscripts on paper or discs? Also, I need to know how to copyright my work. Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Best regards to you. Ruby.

    1. I think it depends on each individual publisher. Check their guidelines before you send it!

  2. I've heard some people say that they hated getting R&R requests (R&R&R's?), but to me it's one of those great compliments. It means you've got something and it's touched someone deeply, and even if it's not quite as polished as it could be, they want to help you make it shine and bring out it's true potential. I think that says so much.
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    1. That is so true. I think R&Rs are a fabulous, exciting thing! PS - I love your blog and your debut novel sounds fabulous. It just didn't let me leave a comment ;)