It’s not bad news… sigh, again.
After three months of waiting, I finally received a response from the agent who’s been holding my first three chapters since November. She advised that she’s no longer accepting new clients.
I can’t say I’m surprised. Hitting the jackpot my first time out was a slim-to-none chance.
So now, it’s back to the drawing board, so to speak. A writer friend has given me the names of three publishers who do not require an agent. Unfortunately, one of them is closed to submissions until August. The other two advise 12-16 weeks to respond to my submission.
On a positive note, that time frame will expire by the time the Cape Cod Writers Center conference occurs in August. They will be offering a “Pitchapalooza” of agents. Think of it as speed-dating! http://capecodwriterscenter.org/
Off I go to prepare my query letter for publisher #1… wish me luck!