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September 15, 2014

Ginny Good is an okay book. It's easily as good or better than any book published anywhere in the world so far this century, but that's not saying much. The Multimedia Audio Book of GINNY GOOD is among the best works of literary art ever made. That's saying a lot. Naturally, you're going to think I'm some crackpot but I'm not. Click a link or two and see for yourself. Here are five short chapters, pick one and listen to it: Chapter 7 (North Beach), New Year's Eve, 1962, Chapter 18 (Ocean Beach), Winter 1965, Chapter 23 (Golden Gate Park), Fall, 1967, Chapter 27 (Sutro Heights), Summer, 1969 and Chapter 35 (I-5), Spring, 2004:

http://everyonewhosanyone.com/audio/GGch07m.mp3

http://everyonewhosanyone.com/audio/GGch18m.mp3

http://everyonewhosanyone.com/audio/GGch23m.mp3

http://everyonewhosanyone.com/audio/GGch27m.mp3

http://everyonewhosanyone.com/audio/GGch35m.mp3

If you're feeling more ambitious, try Chapter 19 (La Honda), May, 1965, aka "the acid chapter" and/or Chapter 31 (Sacramento), August, 1973, aka "the heroin chapter." They're the only two chapters from the same book that made the list of the Ten Greatest Chapters in All Literature.

http://everyonewhosanyone.com/audio/GGch19m.mp3

http://everyonewhosanyone.com/audio/GGch31m.mp3

You can read and/or listen to Ginny Good (ISBN: 0972635750) in its entirety on any device for free.

http://everyonewhosanyone.com/ggcha.html

The link includes the index to The Multimedia Audio Book of GINNY GOOD, which is free, too—everything I do is free. Click the "Listen (Multimedia)" links to hear ten more chapters. If you want the whole fifteen hour extravaganza on .mp3 CDs, give me a mailing address and I'll send you a copy. Thanks.

Gerard Jones
everyone@everyonewhosanyone.com
http://www.everyonewhosanyone.com





Macmillan
175 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10010
(646) 307-5151

(St. Martins Press, Tor/Forge, Picador, Palgrave Macmillan, Bloomsbury USA, Macmillan Audio, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Henry Holt, Rodale)

http://us.macmillan.com/default.aspx

John Sargent, CEO
john.sargent@hbpub.com

Peter G. Garabedian, COO
peter.garabedian@hbpub.com



St. Martin's Press
175 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10010

(Tor/Forge)

http://www.stmartins.com

Steve Cohen, EVP, COO
steve.cohen@stmartins.com

Sally Richardson, President
sally.richardson@stmartins.com


i'd love to see owmm. thanks for remembering. i look forward to the read.

Look for it sometime next week. Thanks. Gerard Jones

Dear Sally: After reading a synopsis, you said you would "love" to see and that you were "looking forward to reading" the above-referenced novel. I sent it to you. Chris Holder returned it to me, unread, along with an enigmatic note about agents. Can't you read whatever you want to read? I'll tell you what. I'll send it to you again. It's gotten even better in the last month and a half. You have any editor, assistant editor, proof reader or unpaid intern read the thing and if he or she doesn't agree that it's better than any book St. Martin's has ever published, I won't trouble you with anything that's not represented by an agent. How about that? What have you got to lose? Not much. What have you got to gain? A lot. Thanks. Gerard Jones.

Oh, ps, by the way, I have a narrative non-fiction account of the woman who is documented to have been the first hippie in Haight-Ashbury, available through an agent. Thanks again. G.

Mr. Jones, Sally is on vacation, but she asked me to return your manuscript. She gets many queries and in this case, got you confused with someone else. She asked if we had ever seen anything of yours and I explained that you had sent manuscripts in but I always wrote explaining the company policy (all submissions must come through a legitimate literary agent). So good luck to you. Chris Holder, Sally's assistant

Chris, Just for the record, I never sent you a manuscript prior to this and therefore you never wrote to me explaining the company policy. Wouldn't it be cool to find the best, most widely read book St. Martin's ever published, by accident? How about asking Sally to take a look at it when she gets back from vacation? What the heck? Think outside the lines. She'll thank you. You'll be a hero. The thing's going to sell a million copies. You'll be famous. Ha! Thanks again. G.

Mr. Jones, You have submitted to us at least twice before and I've written you our policy on those occasions. And if you never received or kept those letters, you now know what the policy is...agent submissions only. If you have that much faith in your writing, you should be able to get an agent. And you will need an agent to submit to any major publisher. I'm sorry. I know it's frustrating but I do wish you luck. Chris

Dear Chris: I know for a total fact I never sent the nonfiction piece to anyone. I turned it over to the agent I mentioned. What she's done with it I do not know, although I'm sure she'd be happy to send it to you. This manuscript, however, I decided to have some fun with and sent out a few query letters on my own. Sally said she wanted to see it. I have no idea why. I took her at her word and sent it to her. Leslie Gelbman asked to see it too. I also have no idea why, but I sent it to her as well. Some agent named Jody Rein had this to say: "What an original romp, though. I hope you find an agnet who understands this book better than I do, and can help you find an enthusiastic publisher. You're a terrific and imaginative writer. Maybe you ought to go straight to Farrar Strauss or Knopf or Susan Kamil at The Dial Press and let the dense agents of more linear and transparent literature be damned." Serendipity's fun. How cool would it be if you guys just broke down and took a look at the thing and it turned out to be all that I say it is? I'm telling you, this book will sell more copies than any book St. Martin's ever published. Wouldn't that be sort of slick? I still simply do not see what you or Sally has to lose by having someone read the thing. Thanks. G.

Mr. Jones, You are a riot. If you have an agent, have her send to me. If you do not have an agent and you send your manuscript, it will be returned to you with yet another letter stating our company policy. Happy Fourth of July! Chris

Chris, Did I mention Pulitzer Prize? National Book Award? Is that Booker thing open to Americans yet? Okay, if it is, throw Booker Prize in there too. I'll have my agent send you GINNY GOOD. We can do a two book deal. You can be the first publishing house to have the same author win all those prizes for both fiction and nonfiction in the same year. Ha! Happy Fourth of July to you too. G.

Gerry (can I call you Gerry?), If you had an agent this whole time, why did you torture me?

Chris, Totally call me Gerry, sure. Or Ger. Or G. I don't have an agent for THIS book. I have an agent for the other book. I wanted to try selling this book on my own 'cause I like to try to do impossible things. Do you want me to have my agent send you the other book? Sorry about the torture, but I wasn't being duplicitous in any way. They're both extraordinarily good books. One has an agent. The other doesn't. Does that make sense? Thanks. G.

Hi Gerry. Sally would prefer not to be listed in your book. She appreciates it, but we are listed in the Literary Market Partners and that is fine for her and St. Martin's. And if you want your agent to send us your manuscript, that is fine. But only if it comes through an agent, per our submission policy. Remember? Take care. Chris

Hey, Chris: I so remember your submission policy, yes; boy, do I ever. It's branded into my forehead backwards so I can read it in the mirror every morning. Thanks. G.

George Witte
george.witte@stmartins.com

Charles Spicer, Executive Editor
charles.spicer@stmartins.com


Dear Gerald, Charles Spicer asked me to email you with regards to seeing the fiction ms. listed below. You can send it to Charles Spicer, Executive Editor, 175 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10010. Thank you. Best, Joshua Rivkin, Assistant Editor

Dear Joshua: Okey dokey, look for it toward the end of the week. Thanks. G.

Dear Charles: In an email, Joshua Rivkin said you wanted to see the above-referenced novel. Here it is. The cool thing about you asking to see it is that Eric Simonoff at Janklow & Nesbit mentioned that Steven J. Cannell was one of his clients and I based this whole huge book in Rockford, Illinois and gave the main character a Firebird because my father and I used to watch The Rockford Files together. You will notice that some chapters have a different title. That's because I'm redoing the whole thing and didn't want to print the whole thing out again until I've finished the final edit. You should be able to get a pretty good idea from this whether you want to pursue it or not. I'm also sending it to Richard Morris at J&L, but have no idea whether he's going to want to represent it. He's liked what he's seen so far, however. Thanks again. Gerard Jones

Updates:

Oh, and, Charles, p.s., by the way, six months ago, at your request, I sent you a copy of ASTRAL WEEKEND. Have you read it yet? Do you want to make an offer on it? Six months is quite awhile, but if you need more time to decide perhaps you could give me a sort of interim status report. Thanks. G.

I'm still waiting to hear from you regarding the book you asked me to send you a year ago. Any news yet? Doesn't it seem a trifle rude to ignore one polite request after another for over a year? It does to me. Thanks again. G.

Dear Mr. Jones: Charles Spicer asked me to write to you regarding ASTRAL WEEKEND. Many thanks for letting us see it! Unfortunately, while the story is interesting and very well written, this project just isn't right for our list at this time. I'm returning it herewith. Thanks again for letting us see this, and best of luck selling it elsewhere! Regards, Dan Rosenberg, Editorial Assistant

Dear Charles: One of your assistants finally returned ASTRAL WEEKEND after thirteen months. Thanks! I'm surprised and honored that the guy who edits Stephen Coonts thought my work was interesting and very well written! That's high praise indeed! I also very much appreciate that it took so long to decide that the project wasn't right for your list at this time, but take heart! During the thirteen months you had the manuscript I've made some changes which are sure to meet with you approval! In the newer version Amy Fisher, Susan Smith and Andrea Yates form a cyberspace sex cult and worship...guess who? Robert Blake! Ha! How about them apples? Wanna see it? Better hurry, though; I don't think it's gonna be available for another thirteen months. Great editors have a way of discerning great literature when they see it. In fifty years your great-grandchildren will remember you with pride as the guy who bought one of the books I wrote. Unfortunately, if you don't buy it, they won't remember you at all. Thanks again! All best! G.

Alyse Diamond
alyse.diamond@stmartins.com

Jennifer Enderlin
jennifer.enderlin@stmartins.com

Michael Flamini, Executive Editor, St. Martins Press
michael.flamini@stmartins.com

Rebecca Heller
rebecca.heller@stmartins.com

Elizabeth Beier, Executive Editor, St. Martin's Press
elizabeth.beier@stmartins.com

Hope Dellon, Executive Editor
hope.dellon@stmartins.com

Philip Revzin, Senior Editor
philip.revzin@stmartins.com

Peter Wolverton
peter.wolverton@stmartins.com

Jennifer Weis
jennifer.weis@stmartins.com

Ben Sevier, Editor, St. Martin's/Minotaur
ben.sevier@stmartins.com

Diane Reverand
diane.reverand@stmartins.com

Andrew Martin, VP, Publisher, Minotaur
andrew.martin@stmartins.com

Kelley Ragland, Editor, St. Martin's/Minotaur
kelley.ragland@stmartins.com

Rose Hilliard, Associate Editor, Romance
rose.hilliard@stmartins.com

David Moldawer, Assistant Editor (see more)
david.moldawer@stmartins.com

Kim Cardascia
kim.cardascia@stmartins.com

Monique Patterson
monique.patterson@stmartins.com

Michael Homler
michael.homler@stmartins.com

Marc Resnick, Editor
(Military, sports, outdoor adventure and pop culture)
marc.resnick@stmartins.com

Michael Connor
michael.connor@stmartins.com

Katie Gilligan
kathleen.gilligan@stmartins.com

Katherine Tiernan
katherine.tiernan@stmartins.com

Rebecca Heller
(Edgy lit fic)
rebecca.heller@stmartins.com

Joe Cleeman
joe.cleeman@stmartins.com

Michelle Richter
michelle.richter@stmartins.com

Toni Plummer
toni.plummer@stmartins.com

Kia Dupree
kia.dupree@stmartins.com

Yaniv Soha
yniv.soha@stmartins.com

Diana Szu
diana.szu@stmartins.com

Allison Caplin Strobel
allison.caplin@stmartins.com



Tor/Forge
175 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10010

http://www.tor-forge.com

Tom Doherty, Publisher
tom.doherty@tor.com

Bob Gleason, Executive Editor, Forge
bob.gleason@tor.com

Patrick Nielsen Hayden, Senior Editor, Manager of Science Fiction
patrick.nielsenhayden@tor.com

Melissa Ann Singer, Senior Editor, Tor
melissa.singer@tor.com

David Hartwell, Senior Editor
david.hartwell@tor.com

Claire Eddy, Senior Editor
claire.eddy@tor.com

Susan Chang, Senior Editor, Starscape
susan.chang@tor.com

Moshe Feder, Associate Editor
moshe.feder@tor.com

Anna Genoese, Associate Editor, Tor, SF/Fantasy (see more)
anna.genoese@tor.com

Paul Stevens, Associate Editor
paul.stevens@tor.com

Eric Raab, Associate Editor
eric.raab@tor.com

Natasha Panza
natasha.panza@tor.com

Liz Gorinsky
liz.gorinsky@tor.com

Juliet Pederson
juliet.pederson@tor.com

Steven Padnick
steven.padnick@tor.com

Jim Frenkel
jim.frenkel@tor.com



Palgrave Macmillan
175 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10010


(Picador USA)

http://www.palgrave-usa.com


Garrett Kiely, President
garrett.kiely@palgrave-usa.com

Airie Stuart, Editorial Director
airie.stuart@palgrave-usa.com

Alessandra Bastagli, History Editor
alessandra.bastagli@palgrave-usa.com

Melissa Nosal
melissa.nosal@palgrave-usa.com

Emily Leithauser
emily.leithauser@palgrave-usa.com

Aashti Bhartia
aashti.bhartia@palgrave-usa.com



Picador USA
175 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10010

http://www.picadorusa.com

Frances Coady, Publisher
frances.coady@picadorusa.com

Jodi Crews, Editor, Picador
jodi.crews@picadorusa.com

David Rogers
david.rogers@picadorusa.com



Bloomsbury USA
175 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10010


(Bloomsbury Press)

http://www.bloomsburyusa.com


George Gibson, Publishing Director
george.gibson@bloomsburyusa.com

Anton Mueller
anton.mueller@bloomsburyusa.com


I'd look at the masterpiece if it is a masterpiece, anton

Dear Anton: It's a total masterpiece. I'm sending it today to Fred Ramey, Charles Spicer and Richard Morris at Janklow & Nesbit. It's gonna be a tricky book to publish however. The main character has a fantasy during a seizure caused by a giant brain aneurysm which includes Oprah Winfrey. People are afraid of offending her. If you want to see a little of my literary roots, here's an old version of another book I wrote: Oops, forget it, got sold, but you can still check it out here:

GG Synopsis

Here's a synopsis of the new book. It's called ASTRAL WEEKEND. If you still want to see it after you've read the synopsis, let me know and I'll get another copy made today. Thanks. G.

AW Synopsis

Dear Anton: Wow. I just read your declaration in support of publishing The Wind Done Gone. You're a heavy-duty guy. I'd love to send you my book. I hope you still want to see it after you've read the synopsis, 'cause the synopsis don't do it justice. Thanks again. G.



Bloomsbury Press
175 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10010
(646) 307-5589

http://www.bloomsburypress.com

Peter Ginna, Publisher
peter.ginna@bloomsburyusa.com

Brenda Johnson
brenda.johnson@bloomsburyusa.com



Macmillan Audio
175 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10010

http://www.macmillanaudio.com

Mary Beth Roche
audio@hbpub.com



Farrar, Straus and Giroux
18 West 18th Street
New York, NY 10011

(Farrar, Straus and Giroux, North Point Press, Hill and Wang, Faber and Faber)

http://www.fsgbooks.com

Andrew Mandel, EVP, Deputy Publisher
andrew.mandel@fsgbooks.com

Jonathan Galassi
jonathan.galassi@fsgbooks.com

Paul Elie
paul.elie@fsgbooks.com

Courtney Hodell, Editor
courtney.hodell@fsgbooks.com

Thomas LeBien
thomas.lebien@fsgbooks.com

Sara Jane Stoner
sstoner@fsgbooks.com

Jim Guida
jguida@fsgbooks.com

Elizabeth Maples
elisabeth.maples@fsgbooks.com

Young Readers Only

Wesley Adams, Executive Editor, Books for Young Readers
wesley.adams@fsgbooks.com



Henry Holt & Co., Inc.
175 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10010
(646) 307-5095

http://us.macmillan.com/HenryHolt.aspx

Steve Rubin, President and Publisher
steve.rubin@hholt.com

John Sterling, Editor-at-Large
john.sterling@hholt.com

Aaron Schlechter, Senior Editor
aaron.schlechter@hholt.com

Helen Astma, Senior Editor
helen.astma@hholt.com

Dedi Felman, Senior Editor
dedi.felman@hholt.com

Grigory Tobvis, Editor
grigory.tobvis@hholt.com

Sarah Bowlin, Editor
sarah.bowlin@hholt.com

Laura Godwin, VP, Associate Publisher
laura.godwin@hholt.com

Jack Macrae, Associate Publisher, John Macrae Books
jack.macrae@hholt.com

David Patterson, Senior Editor
david.patterson@hholt.com

Gillian Blake, Executive Editor
gillian.blake@hholt.com

Sara Bershtel
sara.bershtel@hholt.com

George Hodgman, Executive Editor, Henry Holt
george.hodgman@hholt.com

Paul Golob, Editorial Director, Times Books
paul.golob@hholt.com

Denise Cronin
VP, Rights Director, Metropolitan, Owl, Henry Holt
denise.cronin@hholt.com

Vanessa Mobley, Senior Editor, Henry Holt
vanessa.mobley@hholt.com

Riva Hocherman, Editor, Metropolitan Books
riva.hocherman@hholt.com

Robin Dennis, Editor, Times Books
robin.dennis@hholt.com

Sadie Stein
sadie.stein@hholt.com

Sam Douglas
sam.douglas@hholt.com

Noa Wheeler
noa.wheeler@hholt.com

Lindsay Ross
lindsay.ross@hholt.com

Grigory Tovbis
grigory.tovbis@hholt.com

Supurna Banerjee
supurna.banerjee@hholt.com

Megan Quirk
megan.quirk@hholt.com



Rodale Publishing
33 East Minor Street
Emmaus, PA 18098

http://www.rodale.com

Ardath Rodale, Chairman
ardath.rodale@rodale.com

Steve Murphy, CEO
steve.murphy@rodale.com

Karen Rinaldi, Publishing Director
karen.rinaldi@rodale.com

David Zinczenko, Editor-in-Chief, Men's Health
david.zinczenko@rodale.com



Simon & Schuster
1230 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10020

(Scribner, Simon & Schuster, Pocket Books, Kaplan, Atria Books, Simon & Schuster Trade Paperback, Pimsleur, Touchstone/Fireside, The Free Press)

http://simonandschuster.com

Carolyn K. Reidy, CEO
carolyn.reidy@simonandschuster.com


Dear Gerard: I do not buy or edit books in my current job. I'd suggest you have your synopsis or manuscript submitted to an editor at one of Simon and Schuster's imprints. Carolyn Reidy

Priscilla Painton, Editor-in-Chief
priscilla.painton@simonandschuster.com

Susan Moldow, EVP and Publisher, Scribner
susan.moldow@simonandschuster.com

Judith Curr, EVP and Publisher, Atria
(Any kind of junk that might make a buck)
judith.curr@simonandschuster.com


Dear Gerard, Thanks for the opportunity to read the synopsis for Ophra Wimsfree & The Mayonnaise Man which Judith Curr passed along to me. I'm sorry to report that this doesn't seem like a project that would fit on our commercial list. I wish you the best of luck finding a publishing home for your novel. All best, Renee Brown, Assistant to Judith Curr

Dear Gerard, Please note that Judith Curr's e-mail address should be removed from this list of publishers. You may also want to note that Atria Books does not accept unsolicited (unagented) submissions. Thank you, Samantha Martin, Atria Books, Publisher's Office

Dear Samantha: Thanks. I'll pass that information along. G.

Louise Burke
EVP and Publisher, Pocket Books
louise.burke@simonandschuster.com


Gerald, Thank you for considering Louise for this project but she would prefer not to be included. However, we do wish you success in your endeavors. Brigitte Smith

If people ask not to be included, you should honor their request.

Dear Louise Burke: Please refer to my inclusion policy here:

http://everyonewhosanyone.com/about.html

To save you from reading the whole thing, the policy is in the last paragraph. I'm sorry to have to include you but I need to include "everyone" or it won't be the way I want it to be. You're welcome to say anything you want to say, and I will pass it along. I have included the information that you do not wish to be included, for example. It's a matter of public record, however, that you are who you are and work where you work. Res ipsa loquitur, that's what I always say. Oh, and there's an even more detailed explanation here:

http://www.mobylives.com/Jones_EWA.html

Thanks again. Oh, and here's a better piece of writing than you've ever heard. G.

http://everyonewhosanyone.com/audio/GGch17m.mp3

Mark A. Gompertz, EVP and Publisher, Fireside/Touchstone
mark.gompertz@simonandschuster.com

Chris Lynch, EVP, Publisher, Simon & Schuster Audio
chris.lynch@simonandschuster.com

Adam Rothberg, VP, Corporate Communications
adam.rothberg@simonandschuster.com


Dear Mr. Jones, At least 4 S&S execs have forwarded your query to me. Please direct all your information gathering towards this office, and we will decide the extent of our participation. Thanks, Adam Rothberg

Dear Mr. Rothberg: I've already directed all the queries I'm going to direct to those editors and S&S executives I was able to identify. My letter was self-explanatory. Those who wish to include comments about himself or herself and/or his or her interests are welcome to do so and I will faithfully and accurately record those comments on the website and in the book. Those who do not wish to respond will not respond and that will be their response. When and if I identify other S&S editors or executives, I will send them a similar query and get whatever response or lack of response I may get. It's not that big a deal. If an editor or executive doesn't have anything to say it seems simple enough to me to just not say anything. Thanks. G.

Alice Mayhew, Editorial Director, Simon & Schuster
alice.mayhew@simonandschuster.com

Elinor Hirschhorn, EVP
elinor.hirschhorn@simonandschuster.com

Emily Bestler, Editorial Director, Pocket Books
emily.bestler@simonandschuster.com

Dominick Anfuso, Editorial Director, The Free Press
dominick.anfuso@simonandschuster.com

Nan Graham, Editor-in-Chief, Scribner
nan.graham@simonandschuster.com

Johanna Castillo, Publisher, Atria, Imprint to be Named Later
johanna.castillo@simonandschuster.com

Greer Kessel Hendricks, VP, Senior Editor, Atria
greer.hendricks@simonandschuster.com

Gary Urda, VP, Associate Publisher, Arria
gary.urda@simonandschuster.com

Roz Lippel
roz.lippel@simonandschuster.com

Zach Schisgal, Executive Editor, Touchstone
zachary.schisgal@simonandschuster.com

Brigitte Smith
brigitte.smith@simonandschuster.com

Colin Harrison, Executive Editor, Scribner
colin.harrison@simonandschuster.com

Karen Wojtyla, Executive Editor, McElderry Books
karen.wojtyla@simonandschuster.com

Amber Qureshi, Editor, The Free Press
amber.qureshi@simonandschuster.com

Lauren McKenna, Editor, Pocket Books, Downtown Press
(Pop culture, music bios, romance, erotica, teen fiction and chick lit)
lauren.mckenna@simonandschuster.com


My boss, Lauren McKenna, Asked me to e-mail you her bio to add to the page. Deirdre Dore, Assistant Editor, Pocket Books

Dear Deirdre: Tell your boss, Lauren McKenna, I said thanks--her bio was perfect; succinct; just right. Say something about yourself and I'll put you in there too. Thanks again. G.

Lauren McKenna started her publishing career at Pocket Books and has been there for the past six years. During that time she has worked on almost every aspect of mass-market publishing, including Romance, Westerns, Thrillers, Horror, Erotica, General Fiction, and even some Non-Fiction, especially pop-culture. She is always looking for new names and is especially excited about working on MTV Books and Pocket's new Downtown Press line. Some of her current projects include sexy Regency historical romances by Liz Carlyle, a non-fiction travel and biography guide to music's 'late and great' called Tombstone Tourists, a new fiction series based on the hit show Queer As Folk, the Sex & the City companion book, the Osbournes companion book, and much more.

Alexis Gargagliano, Editor, Scribner
alexis.gargagliano@simonandschuster.com

Brant Rumble, Editor, Scribner
brant.rumble@simonandschuster.com

Micki Nuding, Senior Editor, Pocket Books
(Sexy, humorous historical romances, chick lit, matron lit
and erotical romantica)
micki.nuding@simonandschuster.com

Mitchell Ivers
mitchell.ivers@simonandschuster.com


I don't accept unsolicited email submissions.

The vast majority of editors don't even respond to unsolicited email submissions. Thanks. G.

So don't send them. It's the moral equivalent of spam. My two cents: get an agent.

I like sending them. The publishing industry is the moral equivalent of incest. I've got two books, one fiction and one nonfiction, both of which are better than anything Simon & Schuster has published in the last ten years. Here's the sort of thing agents say. This is from Jody Rein: "I hope you find an agent who understands this book better than I do, and can help you find an enthusiastic publisher. You're a terrific and imaginative writer. Maybe you ought to go straight to Farrar Strauss or Knopf or Susan Kamil at The Dial Press and let the dense agents of more linear and transparent literature be damned." Thanks again. G.

Who are you? You must be a virus. I'm deleting your first email. Identify yourself or to hell with your spam.

Dear Mitchell: I'm not a virus. Don't be silly. Go read what people say about this website:

http://everyonewhosanyone.com/press.html

Then stick your name in any of the little search thingies scattered about and all will be revealed to you as if by magic. Thanks again. G.

It may not be a virus but it's still SCAM. Can't wait till this is illegal.

What, pray tell, could possibly be a scam about it? I've come up with a better alternative than the LMP (which costs $389 a year) and I'm giving it away for free. Golly gee. What a scam. It's gotta be a communist plot. Somebody did something nice for a change. The world's gonna fall apart. Or maybe you meant SPAM. Nope. Not that either. Just celebrating the American tradition of free speech and a free press, cracking myself up and providing some insight into the minds of an editor or two at a bunch of big publishing companies. Now, is there anything about yourself or your job that you would like to say? G.

Nope.

Thot not. Smile on your brother, brother. G.

http://everyonewhosanyone.com/audio/GGch23m.mp3

Peter K. Borland, Senior Editor, Atria
(Narrative nonfiction, pop culture and "quality" commercial fiction)
peter.borland@simonandschuster.com

Trish Todd
(Celebrity books, self-help, parenting and humor)
trish.todd@simonandschuster.com

Robert Bender
robert.bender@simonandschuster.com


Though your writing effectively captures the chaos and color of the times, I'm afraid I just didn't find myself connecting with the characters. They all seem so fey and mercurial (with the exception of Elliot) that they're a bit hard to understand. There's also a lot of incidental material, e.g. brushes with fame: Gordon Lish, Cassady, etc. that tends to distract from the main story. Bob Bender

Here's two fey, mercurial stories about poor Elliot's rise and fall. G.

http://everyonewhosanyone.com/ggsyn06.html

http://everyonewhosanyone.com/ggsyn32.html

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Sorry. Probably not for me. But if you're going to send queries by e-mail, most editors want to know who you are and what you've published. CHS

Probably not for you? Want me to send you a couple chapters so you can be sure? Take a flyer, what the heck. Thanks. G.

First, who are you?

My name is Gerard Jones. You read an earlier book of mine which is now with an agent. You liked it. Here's the first chapter of the current book. Judge for yourself who I am. Thanks. G.

AW Synopsis

Nice and peppy, but not for me. If you have an agent, you should be submitting through him/her. I hope you realize there would be hefty permissions for the lyrics. Your word discrete should actually be discreet. Good luck [Smith, Carol]

Wow. You are sooo right about discreet. I'm amazed. Thank you. Bet you can't find any other thing wrong with the whole manuscript. Wanna bet? Thanks. Here's a little present for your trouble. G.

http://everyonewhosanyone.com/ggsyn33.html

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I am not going to make an offer to publish GINNY GOOD. There are times when your manuscript feels dead accurate to the times you describe, and some of it is truly quite funny. But the tone of the manuscript gets a bit wearing after awhile. There's a whine underneath the writing that keeps the reader from fully indulging in the work. Amy Cherry

Not for me, especially as I'm cutting way back on the amount of fiction I acquire. Amy Cherry

Okey dokey, anyone else around there I should send it to? Thanks. G.

Doesn't seem like a Norton book. Can't think of an editor here for it. Amy Cherry

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(*) = E-mail bounced. Correct information much appreciated. In fact, anyone who knows anything I don't know, let me know.

(!) = E-mail blocked (just mine, not yours), probably 'cause the intended recipient and/or the company by which he or she is owned and operated is an extra brainwashed, super chicken, corporate fascist goon.

(666) = Asked not to be contacted (by me, not by you), very likely because he or she is a happy little slave boy or a happy little slave girl and doesn't want it any other way, uh-huh, uh-huh.

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