Because the submission was one of too many, it sat unread, unnoticed until 9 PM Saturday night. It would have waited longer but Cora's boyfriend of three weeks stood her up with some lam excuse of coming down with the flu.
"Sure. I understand," she'd told him, over the phone. But she hadn't.
I should dump him, she told herself. But she knew she wouldn't. He was just too cute--sandy blond hair, large green eyes and a dimple. It was the dimple that melted Cora's heart and made her think that he was a sweet guy.
Monday morning, Mr. Thomas Knight leaned over his desk in his corner office, jotting notes regarding an upcoming marketing campaign into his overstuffed suede-bound Day Timer. Swiveling in his chair, Thomas faced his computer, strolled through his emails and discovered that Cora had forwarded a submission. His mood darkened.
Cora, you know I prefer a hard copy. Please deliver this submission to my office, he typed.
What Does An Acquisitions Editor Do? by Joyce Gram (editor)
Acquisitions Editor from the Inside Jobs web site
I published an article with Acquisitions Editor, Sunny Frazier (link)