I'm wondering if it's important to have a super great title for my manuscript when I submit it to the slush pile. Should I spend a great deal of time and energy to get it just right, or do the majority of titles get changed along the
Ooo, that's catchy. Maybe the editor will take a little peek right now, instead of days or weeks from now.
Manuscript gets in line. No special treatment.
Without realizing it, the editor keeps sifting manuscript to the bottom of the pile. Months go by. Eventually, editor reads it and maybe realizes it's great! It just needs a new title. No problem.
No answer because the editor didn't want to touch the manuscript long enough to reject it.
Read the rest.
(Shameless plug: On May 11, 2010, our Professional Series Meeting mini session is: HELP! I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO CALL THIS! — HOW TO FIND THE PERFECT TITLE with Lenae Nofzinger.)