A few posts ago, Kristi mentioned that she had never written a holiday-themed story and it got me thinking. I subbed to Wild Rose Press a while back, and they had specific times when they would accept holiday-themed stories.
I'm wondering about the other pubs...if I were to have one of my "flashes" about a Christmas story in say March, have it written by July, do I then sub it in August? Or wait until the eds get in the holiday mood? Maybe Mid-October?
This might seem silly, but I'm serious.
I know we sub stories set around the 4th of July in January, but there's something special about the holidays. Would an editor be turned off, sitting in a hot, stuffy office in the dog days of August and pick up my Colorado-set, snow-deep holiday-themed manuscript? Or should I wait until the season is getting close? Of course, if I wait too long, I might get in the pre-holiday desk cleaning we've all heard about. Janauary doesn't really work either, cause by then we're all sick to death of holidays.
I'm beginning to see why Kristi has never written a holiday-themed manuscript.