After one year and not quite one month of finishing my literary novel, I’ve had my first request for a full MS! With the current changing state of the publishing world and literary agents tightening their belts in regards to taking on new clients, not to mention the experimental nature of my debut making it a harder one to swallow, I was starting to think I’d have to wait for one of my other projects to kick off the ground first. Some good news has given me a fresh burst of excitement.



Course, as any other writer would agree, a writer writes and I’ve been busy working on my second literary novel, which is quite different (some might say more accessible) than my first finished work. For now though, I’m keeping my various projects under wraps – though I’m happy to share with the world my little celebration… a nice box of chocolate liqueurs shared between my fellow writer hubby and I. Since Joseph gave my novel the final critique it needed for that good old obsidian-shine, he deserves credit too – although, I did keep the final Irish-cream liqueur for myself! 🙂

About Leilanie Stewart

Leilanie Stewart is a novelist and poet. Her debut novel, Gods of Avalon Road was published by Blossom Spring Publishing in October 2019. Leilanie has also published three poetry collections: The Redundancy of Tautology (Cyberwit, 2021); Chemotherapy for the Soul (Fowlpox Press, 2017); A Model Archaeologist (Eyewear Publishing, 2015) and two self-published pamphlets: Toebirds and Woodlice (Meandi Books, 2012); Metamorphosis of Woman (Meandi Books, 2012), satirical novella Zombie Reflux (Meandi Books, 2014) and surreal novelette, Til Death do us Boneapart (Dark Gothic Resurrected Magazine, 2017). Leilanie is also Editor in Chief of Bindweed Magazine, a poetry and fiction online magazine that also publishes a quarterly print anthology. She currently lives in Belfast with her writer and poet husband, Joseph Robert and their rambunctious toddler, a voracious reader of dinosaur board books. Literary blog: Meandi Books: Bindweed Magazine:

2 responses »

  1. roomservicer says:

    Fantastic news Leilanie! Good luck and ill have one of those tasty chocolates too! Xxx

  2. […] I’ll write more about my own experience of this in a later post. As for me, my literary novel ms is still doing the publisher desk rounds; and getting nearer the mark each time. The thought […]

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