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I sent out the first four chapters to about six different publishers. Within three days I received a no from one. On the ninth day, I got a request for additional chapters from another publisher. Is that a good sign? They didn't ask from the entire manuscript which concerned me but the first chapters had to spark an interest if they asked for more right? I'm so nervous!

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  • The ambiguity of the question aside, of course it is a good sign. Send them more chapters. – user16226 May 14 '17 at 9:37
  • The answer is yes, but depending on your genre it can pay to approach agents instead of publishers. I'm guessing your writing is in non-fiction, where that's often not necessary. – J.G. Jul 12 '18 at 20:20
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I'd consider it a good sign.

After one publisher said, "no," someone else apparently found your work more interesting. So they answered "maybe," instead of "no," and asked for more chapters to help make a decision.

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  • Note that the publisher that requested additional chapters was not the same publisher that responded with a rejection. OP has clarified this in the question; you may want to revise or even delete your answer in response. – user May 15 '17 at 20:58
  • @MichaelKjörling: OK, fixed. Thanks for your help. – Tom Au May 15 '17 at 21:12

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