Of the many proposals I send for my books and stuff I get very few responses. It's almost like they don't even acknowledge that someone took the trouble of sending a mail, professionally (I am not seeking donations), and you can simply say - "hey, got your mail. we don't do that kind of stuff." Or even "sorry mate, we don't do people like you.'
At least say something!
But over years I have got used to these cold shoulders and I still send my proposals numbly. This year also I sent a proposal out to many stalwarts (hope is a funny thing - it keeps your illusions and delusions alive). As always no one responded. I didn't expect any better.
Teesta Guha Sarkar of Pan Macmillan replied immediately. Simple and sweet. Nice and polite. 'We received your mail and we'll get back to you".
Ah, there's hope. I loved it.
I wrote back saying I really appreciated her response. And she replied again.
My faith in the future of humanity is now reinforced. Thanks Teesta. That was a huge mail you sent.