Rejection is the Name of the Game

Another submission, another rejection. By now, I’ve learned to recognize the rejection letters even before opening them. The text is formatted and almost always the same. For those of you wondering, a rejection formed letter goes a little something like this: Dear [insert your name], Thank you for your interest in [insert name of publisherContinue reading “Rejection is the Name of the Game”

Only Five Months Left

And what have I done? Well, lately, I’ve submitted my manuscript to a contest and to a small publisher who only publishes horror. And now I wait. The results of the contest will only be divulged in late October. Their guidelines didn’t specify a timeline for the publisher, but I’m giving them three months. It’sContinue reading “Only Five Months Left”

Novel or Novella?

Well, it depends who you ask, really. The first draft of my novel was only 25 000 words. I know, not much of anything. But I thought I was done and that it could be considered a novella. I submitted it to a few publishers, a handful of agents, and, shocker, no one bit. ButContinue reading “Novel or Novella?”

The Dreaded Query Letter

I wouldn’t say I like writing that letter. It’s the bane of my existence these days. Because I am a writer, I should have no problems composing a bloody letter, would I? Well, you’re wrong because it’s not just a letter, is it? It’s a letter explicitly made to sell yourself and your story toContinue reading “The Dreaded Query Letter”

Why Not a Literary Agent?

I did send my manuscript to several agents, here in Canada and in the States, and so far, a few rejections but, for the most part, radio silence, ergo rejections. And I figured, by sending my manuscript to an agent, it’s double the work. First, you have to wow the agent with your killer writing.Continue reading “Why Not a Literary Agent?”