Thursday, September 16, 2010

First Submission to a Publishing House

Okay, here we go for real, for real now! This is going to be a short post as I'm typing it on my fifteen minute lunch break so as all my wonderful followers can be kept up to date.

I recieved an email from my fantastic agent, Carolyn Swayze, where in she let me know that she had sent of a submission of my ms for Gluttony, and the first three chapters of book #2, Wrath to a MAJOR publishing house! I nearly wet my pants. Of course, that was after I choked on my maccaroni and cheese.

We could expect at the longest for it to take a month for the editor of said publishing house to get back to us, but it may be shorter. Let me show you what I mean. I can't tell you how happy I am to have such a phenomenol agent. Here's what she said to the editor (I've put "the editor" and "them" in place of name and gender) :

I told the editor that it was going to be a multiple submission but as the editor had invited it, I was giving them priority, and teased them by adding "go ahead, make a pre-emptive offer". This might spur them to drop everything and read asap.

Now we just have to wait and see. (Sorry for any spelling mistakes, computer and internet were acting up!)


JM Kelley said...

Congratulations! So exciting, I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!

Jessica L. Brooks (coffeelvnmom) said...

Yay! Good luck! Keep us posted!

Tanya said...

wow thats great shannon! keep us posted :) hopefully the wait wont be very long :)

Eileen Schuh: said...

Congratulations on impressing one of the world's top agents(IMHO). I really want Swayze to represent me, too. I had her interested but...didn't quite make the mark.
I'm excited for you. Keep us informed of your sucesses!
Eileen Schuh, Canadian Author
"Schrodinger's Cat"

Ev Bishop said...

Congratulations and EEEEEEEEIIII--so much luck and well wishes to you!!! :D

Crossing all digits,

Suze said...


I haven't read your blog in a while and I'm trying to catch up.


Shannon said...

Thanks to everyone! Suze and Tanya, we go way back so you know what a goober I can be and yet you still like me and better yet believe in me!

Eileen- I think Carolyn is the greatest agent too and am grateful every day she saw something in me worth signing a contract too

Ev- Can't wait to see you at Surrey and catch up with more than 140 characters :)

Anonymous said...

How exciting! Best of luck!