As I read my letter, I could hear ABBA singing in my head , phenomenal song by the way. Maybe I should have sent these publishers a recording a of the song, along with my introduction letter and my manuscript.
No matter who we are or what we are writing, if we are not established we are in a Catch 22 situation; the big publishers who have the money to take a risk on a newbie, do not accept unsolicited manuscripts, they only deal with literary agents and those publishers who are small but open to new authors and new ideas are very tight with their resources so they have to be so circumspect with their choices.
I don’t know what to say about literary agents because as of today I have only heard back from one and that one emailed me a rejection form letter; otherwise I haven’t heard from the twenty or thirty agents that I have sent my submission/query emails to; they don’t even want a physical copy, they only accept emails. It is frustrating to have to wait so long because I would like to know if any literary agent would be willing to take a chance on me. One response doesn’t mean anything, I need at least more then five before I change my game plan.
I love ABBA, they are so cool.