Friday, February 18, 2011

If at first you don't succeed...

According to this article about the River City Romance Writers Chapter of Romance Writers of America:  "PRO means you have a completed manuscript and sent it to at least one editor/agent/publisher and it has been rejected." If you have completed and submitted a manuscript, and it is accepted, you presumably remain an amateur.

Assuming this was a typo I looked up the definition, but no, it was quite correct.  "PRO was created to serve RWA members who are pursuing publication, but are still waiting for "the call" from a publisher."  As opposed to PAN (Published Authors Network).

But what on earth is PRO meant to stand for?  Please Renew with our Organization? Politely Remain Outside?

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