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Old January 21 2013, 08:22 AM   #22
Rush Limborg
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Re: So you're commissioned to write an actual Star Trek book...

Timewalker wrote: View Post
The problem with these guidelines is that the most interesting/fun stories don't use them.
Well, FWIW, the guidelines are, from what I could make out, just for your original "pitch". They don't necessarily expect the pitch (and first three chapters) to be your first novel--they just want to see if you're able to write under their jurisdiction. That is, if they "commission" you to write certain things to make your novel fit with the overal editorial "direction", you'll do it.
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