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Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. Michelle Cary
    Dec 20, 2007 @ 15:32:49

    I understand the situation, but with you guys closing submissions and a few of us authors now without a an editor to accept new submissions, it feels as though we’ve just be shoved right back into the slush pile. Hope things work out soon. I like working with Samhain.

  2. Angela James
    Dec 20, 2007 @ 16:49:11

    Michelle, this doesn’t affect existing authors. We never close submissions to existing authors. One of the main reasons we close submissions is so editors can concentrate on the authors already contracted with Samhain. So this is actually a move in your favor. The whole reason we don’t announce submissions closing on the business loop because it doesn’t affect the current authors. Anything that affect you guys, you’d hear there first!

  3. Jade James
    Dec 21, 2007 @ 09:23:08

    Angela, I have a quick submissions question? does the closing of submissions from samhain affect prospective authors that submitted a week or even a couple of days ago? Is the submission still under consideration?

  4. Angela James
    Dec 21, 2007 @ 10:20:49

    No, it only affects anyone wanting to submit from the time of closing on. All submissions previous to closing (yesterday, December 20th) are fine.

    Thank you, Jane/Jayne, for letting me use your blog as a place to answer questions, lol.

  5. Amber Dayne
    Jan 16, 2008 @ 19:26:16

    Any estimate on when submissions will re-open?

  6. Angela James
    Jan 16, 2008 @ 19:42:37

    Unfortunately, it’s hard to estimate. I have to replace the editors who are leaving first and that’s not a quick process. Hopefully early February.

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