‘The Companion’ is rejected twice on the same day
December 3, 2011
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I sent the first three chapters of ‘The Companion’ to two agents, Marjacq Scripts and Mic Cheetham. Despite having sent the two manuscripts about 3 weeks apart, the two replies arrived in the same post – both rejections.
I still don’t understand why, when submitting work to agents or publishers, we are supposed to send an SAE. All the books say that you should send a freshly-printed manuscript to each new target. Therefore, what use is a returned manuscript? None, that I can think of.
My next avenue of exploration will be to send it directly to publishers. I don’t know of any other agents who deal with what the market will insist is ‘science fiction’ (since it has space travel and an android in it).
I fight on.
Real life permitting, I will be going back to write-invite.com this afternoon, and there is the open mic event in Leeds on Monday 5 December at 7:30 in the Victoria Commercial Hotel (right behind the Town Hall).