Archive for the ‘submissions’ Category
I was quite stunned to have recieved over 500 entries to the Great Novel Openings competition and am afraid I’m still reading through the entries which has been really interesting. However, I will be in a position to post a longlist this coming week and the winner by the end of August. I think because of the interest and number of entries you deserve the excitment of a longlist. So watch this space.
I’m also afraid that I’m terribly behind with submissions. Please bear with me but if you haven’t heard from me within 3 months, or 6 months for a full manuscript, please do chase.
The Kate Nash Literary Agency is now closed to new submissions until 1st December 2009.
If you have an outstanding submission with the Agency, thank you for your patience. Kate Nash reads all submissions personally but will be taking a maternity leave break over the next few weeks.
Because of holidays and recent conferences, I’m running very behind in considering submissions. Please be aware that you may not have a response to your submission until mid to late August. Normal service should resume in September.
As had been pointed out by one of my clients, I’ve not blogged for a bit. Usual excuses I’m afraid: have been busy. And especially busy in any free moments going through the entries for this year’s Society of Women Writers and Journalists (SWWJ) novel writing competition, The Clemence Dane/Pat Garrod Cup.
Since the Book Fair most activity has been focused on follow-up with publishers, so while I did manage to catch up on a number of submissions, I’m still about a month behind so please bear with me, but do chase me if you’ve queried me before mid April and not heard anything. Emails do occasionally go astray.
… to be sending agents submissions. I seem to have received a good half dozen over the Easter weekend. However, the London Book Fair is next week, and with preparations, the Fair itself and then the aftermath. I have the least time in the world to consider submissions.
Please bear with me until normal service resumes sometime after the Book Fair.
As we draw towards the end of January, it seems like a good time to look back and review where I’m up to in getting the agency up and running.
I have three clients and have had the chance to meet up with them and discuss and agree immediate and longer term plans. (I’m waiting until my client list numbers five or six before making an announcement to the trade about whom I am representing.) I’ve started to work with two writers on revisions that I think will get their scripts to the stage that they are ready to be sent out. I also got back to two other writers whom I have not offered representation to with revision suggestions. I’d be delighted to have the chance to consider again their revised or new work.
I have started to meet and introduce myself to several editors at different publishers and have started to find out what they are currently looking to buy. I have negotiated a new contract for one of my clients. I have prepared outlines and approaches to several publishers with two scripts I have that are ready to market.
I have spent a lot of time considering submissions. I have considered about thirty queries, of which I have requested to see eight full scripts. Five fulls I have made decisions on, and there are three still sitting on The Pile.
I have started to work with a couple of readers, although I have also read all the submissions myself.
I’ve given an interview to a writing magazine and have been invited to give two talks to writers later in the year.
I have also been sorting out initial plans for the London Book Fair in April. This is the major UK publishing trade fair and the best opportunity to meet with international publishers face to face.