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The sheer utter misery of approaching literary agents: the days of the rejection slip are over

When did literary agents start treating authors like shit?  I’ve spent the better part of 30 years trying to find an agent.  If I’ve failed, it’s because my work was either utter garbage or wrong for that agent.  But there … Continue reading

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Very very very very very Gomenzi

I’ve started preparing FLESH FOR SALE as a .doc for Smashwords and find that every time I come round to editing/managing/preparing this novel, I find myself intrigued all over again by my blurb for V.GOMENZI.  It feels awfully self-indulgent to … Continue reading

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Flesh for Sale is published!

As promised, FLESH FOR SALE is published!  It was actually out already on Tuesday.  You know how it is, you want to make sure that it comes out all right on Amazon so that you can redo it if it … Continue reading

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I’ve just popped back for my gun and then I’m going to shoot the fucking bitch behind the post office counter

Hate every motherfucker that’s in your way (MM)   All I wanted was something sticky.  A bit of Sellotape.  An address label.  Anything.  Usually the post office is quite obliging.  Often I remember to take my own Sellotape.  The problem … Continue reading

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Fastest Rejection Ever

Within 24 hours of emailing ULTRA to Marjacq, I got a rejection email/slip/letter…call it what you like, it was still shocking.  Must have been an auto-response.  All emails to their “subs” address just get the same rejection because they know … Continue reading

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Sci Fi Agents in the UK

With thanks to AJDalton, there are (and the W&A HB will confirm this) only fifteen sci fi agents in the UK.  They are: (Comments by Mr Dalton) i) Sheil Land (always reply), http://www.sheilland.co.uk ii) United Agents (rarely bother to reply), http://unitedagents.co.uk/ iii) … Continue reading

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Rejection

“I woke up today and wished for tomorrow I don’t want to be like anyone else I woke up today and wished for tomorrow I don’t want to even be myself”  (MM)   When you get your one millionth rejection … Continue reading

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