I just posted something on facebook and figured I post about it here, too. Usually it’s the other way around. I post here and link to FB.
Summer’s here and a lot of people go away. And even though things move faster in publishing nowadays, people still take vacations. They plan ahead all year, looking forward to down time.
Editors go on vacation. They work hard and they deserve a break. Last year I started asking around, finding out when my editors would be away during the summer so I didn’t bother them with e-mails and submissions. I’m doing the same thing this year, too.
The last thing I’d want if I were on vacation is an e-mail about a manuscript. And I think it’s important for writers to extend this courtesy to all their editors. And when the editor gets back, he/she is all the more relaxed and ready to get back to work.