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Hurry up and wait!

That’s a well-known phrase from the military. Simply put, soldiers often find themselves being rushed from point-to-point, and then having to sit around on their arses waiting for something to happy.

Publishing is very much like that. As you’re no doubt aware we opened ourselves up to submissions for two completely different anthologies, Summer’s Endand Broken Bones & Ten Dollar Bills

There was a frantic period of making sure we had everything lined up correctly in order to ensure we dealt with incoming submissions correctly. Then … nothing. We started to have submissions come in, we issued the odd reply, even the odd rejection, but on the whole there’s nothing to actually do until the submissions window is over.

Then, there’s going to be another hectic period where we read, comment, accept/reject, issue contracts, edit, format, get covers designed and then decide on a firm publishing date. Following that, there will be a constant effort to promote the books but, aside from that, we’ll be entering into another trough until we issue another submissions call.


About mattsylvester

Father of two beautiful daughters and married to the beautiful Karen, Matthew has been reading and writing fantasy and science fiction since he first read the Hobbit at the age of 7.


4 thoughts on “Hurry up and wait!

  1. I got a confirmation for my submission to Summer’s End, but no confirmation for receipt for my sub for Broken Bones. Should I resend or are we golden here? 🙂
    Kirsten Cross

    Posted by Kirsten Cross | February 21, 2016, 5:03 pm

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