If my manuscript is rejected, can I get my fee back?

No. You are paying for an evaluation service. Our editors carefully read and weigh each manuscript in the selection process. Your fee covers this process, whether or not you “make the cut.” The materials explaining the service are clear that fewer than half the submissions are accepted for the monthly report that is sent to the participating publishing houses.┬áIf you do not make the accepted list, you will receive a brief rationale for that decision. You will also be given other options on how you can improve your manuscript and learn more about quality writing when we send you our reply.