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Submission of your manuscript and clicking “AGREE” indicates you have read the material at the Writer’s Edge website, including the FAQ page, and that you understand how the Writer’s Edge program works and agree to its processes and terms.
Once you submit, you will be given a password to access your account. You will be able to change or modify certain portions of your entry that include your sample chapters, your expanded outline/synopsis, and your personal contact information. However, by agreeing to these terms you are also agreeing to allow the Writer’s Edge editors to edit, modify, update, or change the Category, Manuscript Description, and Resume wording you send in order to enhance it and/or make it fit our editorial standards. This only applies to the “Brief Description” copy seen by the publishers and posted on the website. The Writer’s Edge editors will not change or alter your manuscript or outline in any way. Once you submit your material, while you can return to your account to modify your chapters and/or your outline-synopsis, you will not be able to modify the website posting or the copy sent to the publishers. If your copy is modified, you will be asked to “approve” the copy that will be sent to the publishers and posted on the website, but you will not be able to personally alter or change it.
You will receive the results of our evaluation in four to six weeks. There is no guarantee of acceptance by our evaluating editors. The Writer’s Edge serves both writers and publishers and seeks to raise the quality of Christian publishing in both.
If our reviewers find your manuscript unsuitable for publishing, you will receive a letter of counsel and suggestion. In that case your manuscript information will not appear in the Writer’s Edge listing sent to publishers, nor on the Writer’s Edge Service website. No refunds will be given for manuscripts deemed unsuitable for the Publisher’s Report. However, other resources and/or helps and options will be offered to you.
If, in our reviewers’ judgment, your manuscript passes the basic criteria of “publishing potential,” information about its content, category, and format, along with author information, will be included in the information furnished to our qualifying publishers, which is distributed at the end of each month. It is this material you are agreeing to allow our editors to edit to enhance and/or fit our standards.
Currently, about 25-30% of the submitted manuscripts are accepted for the Writer’s Edge monthly report.
All accepted entries will be reported via email to the participating publishers including all author contact information. In addition, we will post approved proposals on the Writer’s Edge website but exclude any personal contact information. By agreeing to these terms you are granting permission to Writer’s Edge Service to include your listing in the approved publisher report including your personal contact information and posting your proposal on the Writer’s Edge website excluding your personal contact information. Any interested publisher not on our current list of qualified publishers who view your listing at the website will be required to contact Writer’s Edge to get your personal contact information.
Writer’s Edge Service makes every effort to pre-qualify reputable publishers who make our “approved” list. Writer’s Edge Service attempts to screen out “self” or “vanity” publishers. However, some approved royalty-based publishers also offer reputable publishing partnerships as one part of their publishing enterprise. If an inquiring publisher is deemed qualified by Writer’s Edge Service, you agree to allow us to furnish your personal contact information. However, Writer’s Edge Service accepts no responsibility for the terms, offers, proposals, or approach any publisher may take in contacting you.
The Writer’s Edge Service is not a literary agency. Writer’s Edge Service will not send your individual manuscript to any publisher or follow up with any publisher. If publishers are interested, they will contact you directly. The publishers (listed on our website) make their own decision on what manuscripts, if any, they follow up from the reports we send them. Some “approved” manuscripts that make the report may not have any publisher follow up and some writers may not receive any offers from publishers. Writer’s Edge Service does not guarantee, nor can they predict which publishers, if any, will follow up on a given manuscript on the monthly reports.
The Writer’s Edge Service reserves the right to terminate any subscriber for use of this website if, in the opinion of the administrator, a violation has occurred. This may include, but is not limited to, any material added, modified, changed, or included by a subscriber in his or her synopsis or sample chapters. Material subject to this termination is at the sole discretion of the site administrator.
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