Friday, 4 January 2008

Submission Frenzy

Four days into the New Year - YAY for 2008 - and I have sent out 14 submissions so far... YAY, I have moved my butt...

Lucy Baxter & The Evil Emporium, which stumbled after one submission , and subsequent rejection, to one agent (what a wimp!) is presently riding in a little red post van or sitting in a large grey sack awaiting posting to nine different UK based agents. The synopsis has been updated - with a little fun added to the mix. What the heck the worse that can happen is they say no - not armageddon or puppies exploding on the high street (random thought - apologies)... It's not so bad really and I do, honest I do, love answering a switchboard...

My picture book should have arrived on the desks of four UK publishers this morning, and has also received its first rejection which was kinda cool as it was from a US agent with a fabulous reputation of replying within hours, if not minutes, so I played brave and emailed it off. Nice, courteous, short response in less than an hour. No messing about. Like that.

9 comments:

Thomas Kingsley Troupe said...

Wow...right out the New Year's gate and you're already pounding the pavement.

I don't think my Goodhalo query is going to see the inboxes of agents until sometime in March.

Good luck CG/PR!

Catherine J Gardner / Phoenix Rendell said...

Thanks for commenting, Thomas.

Hopefully by the time Goodhalo hits agents desks, Patrick's Super Socks will be a hit and they'll snap you up...

Tropical Screamer said...

Congratulations on being so productive so early in the year. And how respectful is is to hear right back.

Sending you publishing vibes from Maui.

Darilyn

courtney said...

I think going straight at it is the best approach. Good luck & I hope 2008 yields good writing news!!

Catherine J Gardner / Phoenix Rendell said...

Good luck for 2008 Darilyn & Courtney...

Mary said...

Wow. That's an impressive start to the year. You're inspiring!

Good luck!

Catherine J Gardner / Phoenix Rendell said...

Thanks Mary. I think it's more a case of feeling guilty for not doing much for about the first 6 months of last year.

Ed Pahule said...

Wow. 14? I've sent out 2 and got one rejection and I thought I was doing good!

Barrie said...

FOURTEEN submissions! Holy Toledo! You're good.