Be realistic about manuscript delivery deadlines and don’t sign a contract based on a schedule you know you can’t keep!
Tim Rutherford-Johnson said on September 27, 2010
Absolutely! And worth remembering that there’s probably some room for negotiation on deadlines. Broken deadlines cause all sorts of production headaches: most commissioning editors are going to be much happier with a longer deadline that you know you can keep than a shorter one that isn’t going to happen.
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