I haven’t been shouting from the rooftops with the news from Olympia Publishing. Although they offered me a contract for All That Glitters, it was on the basis of me contributing to their costs to the sum of £1,800. Now, call me cynical if you like but if I were to give them my money (which I am most definitely not) what incentive do they have to promote my work and not just take my money and pretend to market it? I never had any intention of paying for publication, in my mind that’s not how it works. Subsequently, I’ve researched alternate publishers and am ready to submit to one or more of these.
Also, over the past few months I’ve been working on two other children’s books; one rhyming, one prose. The rhyming one is (vaguely) about a dog show and is most certainly a work-in-progress. The other is about plastic pollution and is being submitted to The Emma Press who recently accepted one of my poems for an anthology.
Exciting times in the life of this aspiring children’s author.