Are these the most current and up-to-date guidelines for attempting to write Star Trek novels for Pocket Books? http://www.twguild.com/resources/starting3.html I ask because I've heard others say things that imply fanfic authors are sometimes "scouted" (my words, not theirs) and asked to deliver an official submission, plus I can't recall which one it was, but I read one "about the author" section at the back of a Star Trek book which stated that this book was the author's first published novel. I know some of the authors come to this board, so any insight they could give is appreciated. I do write, and I apparently came within a hair's breadth of Angry Robot publishing my submission. I have had a former professional editor view a rough draft of another novel I was working on, and told me that she definitely thinks I am a professional quality writer. Unfortunately I have yet to actually have anything published.