Friday, June 26, 2009

First Editor's Response

On Wednesday, I received and e-mail from my agent. It said:

First rejection!

And following that was a forwarded e-mail from an editor. The editor said she was looking for edgy, contemporary YA novels. I guess not everyone can appreciate a good feminist historical novel.

Oh well. I wasn't too bummed by this. It would almost be too easy if all the editors wanted my novel!

Although, if the rest of the editors would like to fight over it, I wouldn't mind...


Joyce Moyer Hostetter said...

Ohhhh - one down. Yay for that.

Finger's crossed for you.

Nicole Johns said...

You'll find a home for your novel. Right now, the publishing industry is a bit scared to take on anything "different" due to the economic crisis. Advances and print runs are also way more conservative than usual. It might take awhile, but you'll find the perfect publisher for you. I think I was rejected by 7 houses before Seal picked me up.

Anne Greenawalt said...

I appreciate the encouragement. All of this waiting and rejection can get kind of unnerving! But I'm still hopeful :-)