We thank you for the opportunity to review your submission. We regret that it does not meet our present needs, and we wish you the best of luck placing your work elsewhere.
If you’re a writer trying to get published you are, no doubt, familiar with this type of response.Submitting your work takes courage, perseverance, attention-to-detail and stamina, not to mention TIME! And the rejections, well, we all know about those.
My short-works submission service, Writer’s Wings, grew out of an opportunity to help a writer friend. She felt a strong desire to get her short stories published but wanted no part of the submission process, finding it onerous and stressful. A mutual friend knew of my resourcefulness as a successful personal assistant and suggested that I try my hand at the submission work.
This turned out to be a terrific suggestion! I took to the work readily, as it felt very much like the work I used to do as a grant-writer–researching prospects, adhering to the often strict submission guidelines, keeping accurate records and tracking the progress of the submission. I enjoy the challenge of finding a good home for a story, and the gratification of being able to help writers become published authors. I am happy to say that my first client has had three of her short stories published to date, and loves being freed from the submission process. Who wouldn’t love never having to read another rejection letter??
I joined BAIPA because I have two clients who want to self-publish and have turned to me for guidance. I can tell after attending only two meetings that there is a wealth of excellent information to be found here. I’m eager to learn everything I can about this rapidly changing field and I look forward to meeting my fellow BAIPA members!