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    Exciting News

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Torana, Feb 22, 2008.

    Two days ago now I received an email from a friend of mine saying that a publisher was hunting own some new poets to get published through them.

    At first I wasn't going to bother as I didn't think that my poetry was that good to be honest. But he insisted that I send in a submission and if I got a rejection that I would get some amazing feedback.

    So yesterday evening I sent off a submission with four of my poems in it to the publisher. Today when I checked my emails there was one from the publisher asking me to send off a manuscript of 40 - 80 poems so she could further review my poetry.

    I may still get a rejection but the fact that she has asked to further review my work is a really great sign. I'm so damn excited and I had to share the good news with everyone.

    I will keep you all posted on how I go with this. Fingers crossed that I get accepted. Now I just have to sift through everything and get my best pieces put together and sent off.

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOo
    HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

    Torana :D:D:D:D
     
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    Excellent news, T!

    Best of luck with the rest of the process, too.

    CONGRATULATIONS!
     
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    Thank you Cogito :D:D:D:D (hugs)

    and thank you for the support as well.
     
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    Wow, it's always great to hear stories like that! I truely hope they love your poetry. And if not, it's still freakin awesome!
     
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    Thank you so much.

    Either way I will get some fabulous feedback on my work and can resubmit again at a later date. So even a rejection isn't a bad thing. I'm just so excited she wants to view more.

    I sent my valentine poem in though. I am surprised it didn't put her off....<giggle>
     
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    That's awesome Torana, I hope you go far with this, it sounds like they like your stuff. Congratulations!
     
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    Thank you so much Montag :)

    They have so far. Just the next stage is the nerve wracking one. Once I send off the manuscript and have to wait for the final answer!
     
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    Congratumalations (again :p) Torana!
     
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    CONGRATULATIONS big time! I mean, you've gone this far and I pray you reach the top.
     
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    Banzai thank you AGAIN :p

    Anthraxx thank you kindly :)
     
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    Best of luck.
    If good wishes from friends count for anything
    Your poems will be a shoo-in
    luv and hugs.
     
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    Oww,, congrats darling, I hope they see sence and accept your poetry, some of your work is truely amazing. I'll have my fingers and toes crossed for ya :p :D
     
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    fingers crossed for you, torana!... care to share the name of the publisher? [it can't hurt your chances, to mention it ;-) ]... hugs, m
     
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    Lessa thank you kindly (hugs)

    heather thanks darl (hugs)

    Maia thank you very kindly and the publisher is Wildchild Publishing. I'm sure you have heard of them before Maia. I buy all my books through them. I've found some really good pieces on there that is for sure. Plus they are pretty cheap. :)
     
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    Torana,

    Great news and thanks for sharing! Keep us updated...I know these things can take several months or more.

    Terry
     
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    Thank you kindly Terry.

    I'll let you all know of ay progress with it. I've sent off the manuscript so fingers crossed I hear good news back from them soon. :)

    Thank you all for the support :)

    Torana
     
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    good catch, tor... they even got a 'recommended' on p&e!
     
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    wow thank you maia.

    I'm not in yet. I only sent the manuscript in yesterday. I could still get a rejection from them yet. But at least I have been given the opportunity to show my work. :)
     
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    don't they only publish e-books?
     
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    Yeah pretty much. I only ever buy ebooks. I find it easier that way to be honest.

    I bought a few paper back books and well....my little angels got a hold of them and that was the last I ever saw of them. So now if I read anything it is all online or ebooks. I just find it is easier for me to read from my laptop. A personal preferance I suppose.
     

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