Carole said:That is very good to know! I own so many books that were published by Llewellyn. I have always wanted to believe that they would be a very straight-up publisher because of the focus of their company in general, but I didn't know for sure. It's nice to have some confirmation on that point.
I emailed them about a year ago and was told that it is actually very difficult to get a fiction piece published by Llewellyn as they are a very self-help/non fiction oriented publisher. The reply was extemely friendly and helpful which surprises me now that I have learned more about publishers. I honestly can't remember who it was that I contacted about it in the first place, but I had no clue about protocol so it could have been anyone in the company for all I know! She did tell me that they do accept fiction occasionally, but that it is not their normal focus.
Carole said:My husband cracked up at that! He says that I am way cooler than any pagan author out there, but then again he tends to be very biased!
I actually think Ms. Ravenwolf started from the ground up with Llewellyn and didn't have any fiction published by them until years after her Silver Broomstick book. I think she created her own niche within the company with her fiction series on teen witchcraft, but I may be way off on that. That is sort-of grapevine info at best.
See me sitting here, not in Glasgow, feeling exceedingly sorry for myself.Aconite said:
Carole said:Well, so far so good. I received a response to my questions in record time, (as in...a response within a DAY) and they are unbelievably friendly to boot!
I'm keeping my fingers crossed!
Carole said:You can submit to the annuals year-round. They close out on August 31 for the 2007 annuals, but they accept subimmison for them year round. Kate is an absolute DOLL. VERY easy to work with.
PattiTheWicked said:I went ahead and submitted my article to Ed Day in the annuals department. He got back to me within a couple of days, and we're just tweaking a few things in my article. Looks like I might have a sale, if he likes the end results. Yay!!
I think I'll probably start working up some articles for future annuals. I enjoy doing those types of thing.
A friend of mine is buddies with Ray Buckland, so maybe I can get him to write a nice cover blurb for me.
Congrats! Keep us posted on that. Spilled Candy is in my list of where to send one of my current WIPs, once it's no longer a WIP.PattiTheWicked said:I later submitted it to Spilled Candy, and we're negotiating a contract now.