[DWJ] Off-topic Note: Nice News

Nic W eawil3 at email.wm.edu
Wed Jan 25 09:28:09 EST 2017


Aw, thanks, everyone!

Amy - the editor says her "no" is because she couldn't find a distinctive
enough hook to sell it with, but she said she held onto it for a long time
trying to change her own mind about that. My agent says not to worry too
much, because editors have different points of view about hooks.

- Nic

On Wed, Jan 25, 2017 at 2:46 AM, Amy Harlib <aharlib at earthlink.net> wrote:

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> aharlib at earthlink.net
> Wow - wonder why you got rejected?
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> Hope your book finds a home!  Would love to read it.
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> Amy
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> http://www.reverbnation.com/amazingamycontortionistuniqueyogadancer
> -----Original Message----- From: Nic W
> Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 10:33 PM
> To: Diana Wynne Jones discussion
> Subject: [DWJ] Off-topic Note: Nice News
>
> Hello everyone!
>
> I have a small, sweet piece of news that I had to share with you all,
> because I think you'll understand how much it means. I write fantasy
> myself, mostly for children, and I have a literary agent who is submitting
> one of my novels to publishers. Today I got the nicest "no" I've ever
> heard, from Diane Landolf of Random House. Among other things, she said,
> "This
> is possibly the first submission I’ve ever read that I think really does
> deserve its comparison to Diana Wynne Jones."
>
> I teared up. Hard to find better praise than that!
>
> Best to all,
>
> - Nic
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