Especially the target audience!
Anyway, here's where we stand:
- Simon and Schuster - ground out to second. A good hard liner, but couldn't find the hole.
- Harper - struck out looking. Form letter rejection back to Caitlin. Nice. Shoulda kept them on the bench
- Hyperion - weak grounder to the pitcher. Shoulda kept them at the 9 spot. Rejected for various reasons (I'll post their rejection letter tomorrow)
- Scholastic - A strong out to left field. Well hit ("so much to like here") and is considering a re-read if I re-write it with a new narrative.
- Grosset and Dunlap/Penguin - Struck out looking. Another form letter rejection
- Egmont - didn't even run out the grounder to first. Likely to pass because of the voice issue.
- Henry Holt/Macmillan - APinch Hitter! The editor we sent it to is leaving Holt, giving me a chance to revise and resubmit. Sweet!
- Delacorte/Random House
Still on the bench (unless they leap off and force me to play them):
I'll post the first of the rejection notices from Caitlin tomorrow. She's been awesome in her optimism and encouragement. I've already started the re-write changing from first to third person, and it's not as bad as I thought it'd be. But it will slow things down. We've got six more editors to hear back from by March 7, so hopefully the re-write will be for naught, but if it's required...well, consider it my closer warming up in the bullpen.