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7 things I wish I could ask editors without seeming needy and desperate


  1. Did you get my email? Because I thought you'd be all over this idea.
  2. Did you really enjoy reading my work, even though "it's not a good fit at this time"?
  3. Do you know anyone who knows anyone who would like to read my book proposal?
  4. Can we be friends?
  5. When is it ok for me to ask you for more money?
  6. Can you tell me when this is going to run so I can stop checking every 15 minutes and work on something else?
  7. What websites, books, magazines should I read to do a better job for you?

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