So I Submitted Twice to the Same Publisher!

I know. Stupid, careless mistake or like Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman would say: “Big mistake! Big. Huge.” And I know what you must be thinking: But Tania, how can you have submitted twice to the same place if you have that Query Tracker thingy?  Good question! The thing is, this particular publisher is not on Query Tracker.Continue reading “So I Submitted Twice to the Same Publisher!”

Three Months Left

Three months till my deadline. At this juncture, it’s become clear my book won’t find a home with any publisher. As we speak, I’ve given up on publishing houses and started to submit to magazines who publish novellas in installments, and even that road looks dim at best. Self-publishing isn’t the end of the road;Continue reading “Three Months Left”

It’s a Crying Shame, Uh, I mean, Waiting Game

So, I sent in my manuscript on the 24th of May to another publisher, and they answered on the 28th! Now, before you start popping the champagne, let me inform you the answer was a resounding ‘no.’ Now, a publisher that answers that fast is never a good sign. There are only two possibilities whenContinue reading “It’s a Crying Shame, Uh, I mean, Waiting 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”

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?”