I received a much needed pick-me-up today – an email from a publisher requesting the full manuscript for my recently finished literary novel. It has been doing the submission rounds since Friday 13th November (lucky for some) to both publishers and agents. I’ve had a tough start to December, mainly as I have had flu (though thankfully a negative covid 19 test result) and so this lovely news was very welcome.

I haven’t posted in a while – in fact, not since Halloween – though I’ve been a busy bee behind the scenes. I’m writing a new novel, this time a psychological horror/thriller, which for the present time will be referred to as novel WIP 4. I started it on 3rd November and I’ve already written 16,000 words. Not bad going considering I also have a full time day job and I’m a full time mum!

About Leilanie Stewart

Leilanie Stewart is an author and poet from Belfast, Northern Ireland. She has written four novels, including award-winning ghost horror, The Blue Man, as well as three poetry collections. Her writing confronts the nature of self; her novels feature main characters on a dark psychological journey who have a crisis of identity and create a new sense of being. She began writing for publication while working as an English teacher in Japan, a career pathway that has influenced themes in her writing. Her former career as an Archaeologist has also inspired her writing and she has incorporated elements of archaeology and mythology into both her fiction and poetry. In addition to promoting her own work, Leilanie runs Bindweed Magazine, a creative writing literary journal with her writer husband, Joseph Robert. Aside from publishing pursuits, Leilanie enjoys spending time with her husband and their lively literary lad, a voracious reader of sea monster books. CONNECT WITH ME ON SOCIAL MEDIA: https://mailchi.mp/75c5a1ad6956/leilanie-stewart-author-info

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  1. […] back in my post on 8 December I mentioned getting a full manuscript request from a publisher? (Here if you want to read it). Well, good news has arisen via a follow-up email. The US publisher sent me […]

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