Just got this comment, but thought it worth posting on specifically:
I was wondering if you are still closed to new queries? Your last post on your web site was December 2006. I have ... that I would like to pitch to
Anthony S. Policastro
In fact, we are still closed to new submissions, so I've gone and updated the home page at my site to reflect that. But soon, very soon, we will be reopening to submissions, but with very specific goals in mind.
Recently, I returned to my old stomping grounds in New York for Book Expo America. I had, I think, forty-seven meetings Tuesday through Saturday. On Friday and Saturday, I had a meeting about every half hour at BEA. Exhausting, but very informative, as I got to take the temperature of many different editors at different houses. With this in mind, over the next few weeks, we are going to completely rewrite our "What We Want" page to reflect what I learned. Some of the things you see on the current page will be going away. Some things you've never thought of my firm handling will be showing up. Just as the market changes and publishers adjust what they publish, this firm has to adjust and look for the books publishers say they want. So check back here for a series of blogs talking in more depth on these subjects.