Remember 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 two pages of detailed feedback: a page describing parts of the story that the reviewer enjoyed as well as a page of points to improve. The acquisitions editor asked that I make some suggested revisions and resubmit the novel to the team.
Exciting or what? I’m definitely thrilled that there is strong interest in my book and that this seems to be more of a bite than a nibble. Here’s hoping my next post on this topic will be even better news. Stay tuned!
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.
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