I met with an editor for a major publisher at a recent conference. After listening to my pitch, she expressed interest and recommended a plot change. She asked me to send the full manuscript directly to her email rather than the submission portal. I made the change she recommended and sent the manuscript, being sure to put "Requested full" with the name of the conference in the subject line.
It's been several weeks without an acknowledgement. Yes, I know this isn't a lot of time, but she seemed anxious to receive it, even saying that I should include a note in my email about other possible changes we discussed "that could be made in the future" rather than doing more revisions now.
After sending, I realized that by attaching the manuscript as a file, it may have hit the spam filter or been deleted. Is there a way to remedy this? Another email? Should you actually put a full manuscript in the body of an email?
Never put a manuscript in the body of an email unless someone specifically requests you do so.
The no attachments rule is to avoid people sending malicious files; generally we assume writers we've met are not going to do that, but honestly if that's not a plot point for a thriller, I'm the Query Bunny.
Now, as to the question.
I bet you are in the spam file.
I'm always amazed what ends up in mine.
Priscilla is a beast.
Here's what to do: email her (no attachments) and say "Just a quick note to confirm you received my ms, sent to you on X date."
If she doesn't have it, she'll know you sent it.
If she does have it, it will prompt her to respond.
If you don't hear back in 30 days, ping again.
If she hasn't replied in 60, well that's gonna be a bad day for sure, but have a drink, poke a few pins in the voodoo doll, dust yourself off, and start querying again.
I can see into your heart of hearts, hoping this is your big break, and the entire publishing company is even now marching to your house with a fife and drum corps, publication contract in saddlebag. We ALL hope that about our submissions, even me.
Reality isn't quite as fun as our inner life (which is probably why we all spend so much time there) but reality isn't the end of the world.
She liked your work. Enough to ask for it. Enough to invest time in a critique. That's not nothin.