Lessons Learned 2: Setting Expectations, Contracts, and Formatting

In the last ‘lessons learned‘ post, I wrote about the selection process for the anthology, from call for submissions through to why and how we rejected particular pieces.  This post will look at selection emails and setting time expectations, contracts, and formatting. Setting expectations: time scales In our ‘yay, you’ve been selected!’ emails, we included a more-or-less form email with a timeline as follows (and apologies to any of our authors who thought we wrote them individualised emails and now find themselves disillusioned).  The below email is abridged. We’re happy to inform you that we…have selected you to participate in the Terry Pratchett ‘In Memory’ anthology.  We’ll be sending out a proper contract shortly, so that you can review all expectations. As a quick reminder: All profits will go towards Alzheimer’s Research UK Authors are not expected to contribute to the publishing costs Authors will receive an eBook of the full anthology, and may…