Submissions… rejections… acceptances! Here’s a little poem I wrote for all those writers out there who are seeking publishing the traditional way (print rather than e-books). With so many publishing houses folding these days, owing to their Arts Council funding being withdrawn, it’s good to stay positive and keep going. I got a step closer with my first book proposal response the other day, when the editor of Smokestack Books described my work as ‘an interesting idea entertainingly executed’, but went on to say that he couldn’t take on any new clients because of cuts to funding. It’s so sad to hear about cuts, cuts, cuts :(. But a writer keeps writing. Maybe we’ll ride out this tsunami and enjoy the calm sea afterwards!