Another Publishing House has asked for my Manuscript

You are not going to believe this – I’ve had a second publishing company asking for my Manuscript!

Below is the email I received thursday, as before I have removed the company’s name for fairness sake.

From: Submissions

Sent: Thursday, February 26, 2015 10:27 AM

To: xxxxxxxxxxx

Subject: Re: Echoes of a Storm | Alan Scott

Dear Alan,

Re: Echoes of a Storm

I am writing to thank you for your recent submission of work and for your patience in awaiting our response. We would like to invite you to submit your full manuscript for further consideration for our new lists. We can accept this work as an attachment to an email, preferably as a Microsoft Word file. Alternatively, you can send it via post as a hard copy or on a storage device, such as a USB stick or CD. If you decide to post your manuscript, then return postage, in the usual way, would be appreciated.

It must be stressed that this is not a commitment to publish. We have to consider every book’s literary merit and commercial viability.

Whilst every care will be taken with this work at all stages, you will appreciate that we cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage when in our possession. Please do ensure that you retain a copy of this work.

Kind regards,

xxxxxx xxxxxxxxx

Assistant Editor

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Two companies have called forward my Manuscript : ) I just cannot stop smiling : )

Alan

An update on the Manuscript request

I sent off the Manuscript for Echoes of a Storm to the publishing house yesterday and received the following email back.

(again for fairness reason’s I have blanked the name of the publishing house)

From: Editors xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Friday, February 20, 2015 11:20 AM
To: Echoes198
Subject: RE: Full-Manuscript Request

Dear Mr Scott,

Thank you for sending the full manuscript of ‘Echoes of a Storm’ to xxxxxx editorial department.

This will now be evaluated by our senior editorial staff who will report back to our Chief Editor. We will then correspond with you regarding any publishing opportunities that may appertain. This could take between four to five weeks.

We will write to you again in due course.

Thank you for your patience.

Kind regards,

Editorial

xxxxxx Publishers

As always, I will keep you all up to date with developments

Alan

A Full Manuscript request for’ Echoes of a Storm’

A Full Manuscript request for’ Echoes of a Storm’

As you know I have been sending ‘Echoes’ out to various publishing houses and guess what? I’ve had a full manuscript request from the second company I sent it to : )

Obviously, I am grinning from ear to ear : ) but under all that excitement I am telling myself to calm down as there is a long, long way to go and the chance of rejection is still very high.

However, for tonight only I am just going to enjoy the fact that I got a Full Manuscript request. Below is the email and for fairness sake I have blanked the company name.

From: Editors xxxxxxx
Sent: Thursday, February 19, 2015 12:41 PM
Subject: Full-Manuscript Request

Thank you for sending us samples of your work.

I am pleased to inform you that after careful consideration XXXXXX editorial section would now like to view the full manuscript of your work.

Please send the full manuscript to us as an email attachment in Microsoft Word format to our email address: editors@xxxxxxxxxxxxx.com please send your full manuscript as a complete file as opposed to sending chapters individually.

Alternatively, you can send your manuscript to us in hardcopy, and preferably also on disk in Microsoft Word format. However, should you wish, you are welcome to send your work as a CD or USB without a hardcopy or as hardcopy without a CD or USB.

If you are going to submit by post please include an SAE should you wish your work to be returned to you at any stage.

Thank you for your patience during this process. We look forward to hearing from you in due course.

Yours sincerely,

Editorial.

As always I will keep you informed

Alan

PS still smiling.

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You can get my self published copy on Amazon just search “The Storm Series Alan Scott”

The cover to my new book – A Kingdom Falls – which is out now

My new book is now currently available on Kindle on Amazon. Once again the wonderful Saskia Schnell has created a marvellous and atmospheric cover.

Below is the book description and cover

“Queen Rebecca Rothgal is under immense pressure as the Twin Kingdoms slide into turmoil. The cost of rebuilding from the previous devastating war has almost bankrupted the kingdom. Bandits freely roam the lands. Packs of werewolves are destroying farms and small villages. The Queen’s own cousins are plotting her downfall.

To make matters worse, a new prophecy is sweeping the land – a prophecy that foretells the return of the Midnight Man and his malevolent plan to plunge the land into darkness.

However, there are whispers spoken among a select few – whispers of a man who will take a stand and deny the darkness – a man who will hold the line and stop the evil – a man whose name is spoken in awe by those that follow him… Mancer!”

A kingdom Falls

Have found this rather intresting WordPress site

I was having a look through the various sites on WordPress and I came across this rather interesting site

Its about the emerging methodologies that apply Enneagram Personality Theory to the task of facilitating healthy emotional development. Nechama especially enjoys supporting mental health professionals in their work with clients and patients who exhibit active resistance to change. Her blog https://nottheofficialenneagram.wordpress.com/ offers readers an opportunity to explore aspects of the Enneagram they find most relevant.

I must admit to always being fascinated  by this sort of thing. Anyway, if you fancy reading something that will engage your mind and brain. I strongly recommend having a look.

Alan

My first official rejection letter

Dear Alan,

Thank you so much for sending through the first chapters and synopsis of Echoes of a Storm.

I enjoyed what I read and thought it had some obvious strengths. Unfortunately, however, we have decided that it’s not quite what we’re looking for at the moment.

Given the large number of submissions we have received, we are unable to give feedback, but I‘d like to thank you again for thinking of us.

I wish you all the very best in your search for representation. I’m sorry not to be of more help in this instance.

Kind regards,

On the negative side – its a rejection letter. On the positive side – I got a reply : ).

I would have been super super lucky to get a “Yes” letter at the very start, so the letter has not disappointed me, in fact quite the opposite it has encouraged me to keep trying.

I believe in my stories and characters, and I know there is a market for them. I just need to find the man or woman in publishing who thinks the same.

Alan