First response and it’s not good news – just funny.

| February 9, 2010

The first of my packets was waiting for me when I got back, so I opened it quickly to get the horror over with.Standard form rejection letter: “Sorry but we are not taking on new authors at this time”. It’s a polite fib, since their website is requesting new submissions, but at least it is […]

A bit of research and a conclusion

| February 2, 2010

Well, I have spent a fair amount of time wading through everything I can find on agents, what they do, and how to get one, and reached a few conclusions:1) I need a agent2) My chances of getting one are slim3) If I get an agent my chances of getting published are still slim4) If […]

Cost of writing

| January 29, 2010

Something else they don’t mention is the cost. Sending out Royal Mail first class is between £2-3 per packet. Good quality envelopes that take synopsis, samples, query letters and (sometimes) CVs are not cheap – although this time I used Viking and bought in bulk.A few random thoughts on submissions, and speeding the process.1) Don’t […]