Monday 11 June 2012

Off They Go...

   Yesterday I mailed out my first three chapters to an agency. Everyone I had submitted to so far had been done by email, and while none of them had said they didn't accept fantasy submissions, none of them explicitly said they did. Unsurprisingly, each of them have rejected my submission.
   But you may remember the letters I sent out to five other agencies, all of which said they did accept fantasy or sci-fi. I've heard back from four of them, and one of them requested the material by email. I went ahead and sent it to them, and they, too, rejected it, but I realise they never mentioned fantasy, but sci-fi instead (there is a difference, but they're also equally as outlandish so I went ahead and gave them a try), but now I'm sending my work out to the other agencies - all of whom are happy to receive fantasy.
   I've decided to stick with the Guild theme - keeping up appearances, and all, so once again I wrote out another Guild-style letter to accompany my chapters, and printed it onto my parchment paper. After bundling it all into a bubblewrap envelope, I wrapped that in parcel paper, tied it with string, and added my wax seal to the front. I would have placed it over the string, but I don't trust it not to break, and the paper was sealed with cellotape, so I didn't want to risk it not sticking on the back, which is why it's on the front of the package instead. I wanted to include it to make sure they recognised me - they requested my material, so I can only assume that they want it, and whether they remember me from before or not is irrelevant, but like I said, keeping up appearances.

As before, the parchment is from Paperchase, the wax seal was from Katrina Alana,
and the awesome jumbo paper clips are from Fawn and Flora,
and they're holding together 76 sheets!


  1. I know exactly how you feel. I recently submitted my work to a whole host of literary agents. Lots of rejections later there was one agency who asked me to get back in touch once it's totally finished.

    Glass half full I guess :)


    1. That's amazing though, congratulations! I hope they remain interested! I'm really nervous about the whole thing, but I have lots of other ideas, so if my trilogy won't get anywhere, I have other work that might do it for me ^^

  2. Fingers crossed. You definitely win on presentation, this is lovely :)

    1. Thank you, and I find presentation important - I might not help me get signed up, but it'll hopefully help me stick in their heads!

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    1. Thank you, I feel like I'll really need it!


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