I have a small-to-midsized dilemma, and I'm looking for advice.
Say you sent a manuscript by email into an open reading period and paid your reading fee. Say you then went to a workshop and had a mind-blowing, poetry-expanding experience, and you were inspired to revise (and, you think, truly improve) many of the poems in that manuscript.
Do you send email (politely, deferentially) offering to send a copy of the new (and, you truly think, improved) version—if the publisher hasn't read the original version you sent anyway?
Or do you say nothing, and hope that in the extremely slim case the publisher accepts your original manuscript, you'll be able to send the new version then?
The slim case makes it the small dilemma—but what if those few revisions made the difference?
What would you do?
And if you're a publisher, what's your preference?