Really, please do read the Big Idea submission requirements before asking to participate. I have that system for a reason, i.e., because it helps me schedule and helps me schedule books near their release date, and it helps me make sure people who are intrigued by a book can find it. I’m having a rash of authors/editors/publicists asking to participate who have apparently not read the submission requirements and it’s making me sad to have to turn them all down. But turning them down I am. Because, once again, I have submission requirements for a reason. Won’t you please read the submission requirements? I would love it if you did.
If you did read the submission requirements and thought that even if your book was outside their scope I might still be willing to slot in your book, the answer is: Yeah, no. Because I have submission requirements for a reason, you see. This is a recurring theme.