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The second rejection of Wheatyard just arrived. It was from a small publisher that I thought I might have an "in" with (via a mutual friend), though the publisher probably wasn't aware of that connection. When I submitted I refrained from any name-dropping; I kind of want the book to stand on its own merits, independent of any connections, even if those connections might open doors for me. The notification was standard boilerplate ("We've decided to pass on this one") and not too encouraging. Given the volume of submissions that publishers are seeing these days, I'm sure I'll get many more like this before the book finally finds a home, so this doesn't trouble me very much. Onward.

July 25, 2011 in Fiction, Wheatyard | Permalink


We can always self publish!

Posted by: Julie at Jul 25, 2011 10:50:30 AM

Yes, keep on. I'm eager to read it some day!

Posted by: Paul at Jul 25, 2011 4:44:14 PM

Hey, you're submitting it. I admire that.

Posted by: Donavan at Jul 26, 2011 10:56:36 AM