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The Annexe

The Annexe

The Annexe
The complete (all fourteen chapters) story in the 'Lower Methil Annexe' series!
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Feel Free

I have been polishing, checking, re-writing and re-reading my series -The Annexe. For the past year, I have been submitting it to various publishers, and literary agents. It has been a long, frustrating process. One publisher lost the submission, then told me that they won’t be accepting any submissions until March. Well, March is here, and I will not be re-submitting to that particular publisher. Another asked for the full manuscript (sent by post with a SAE – not cheap!). After much prodding, they claimed that they were still interested, would be back in January … and, guess what? Here we are in March!
As for literary agents …
Two sent a standard rejection (so standard, that the words were almost identical). Fair enough. At least they were polite enough to reply. Thank you. I cannot force anyone to like my work. I like it … but you could say that I was biased.
Two have yet to reply. One states that if they reject it, they will signify this by not replying. Cheapskates! And you want 15% of my sales, if you had stooped to assist me. I don’t think that they are my kind of agent.
The last says ‘If you don’t here from me after 6 weeks, give me a prod!’. That will be at the end of this week. They also say that if I email them without an attachment, then they will automatically hit the ‘Delete’ key. ‘Got to be cruel to be kind!’ My confidence in them is low.

The Annexe

I had locked off the story, while submitting it, to be fair to the submittees (if there is such a word). No longer. If you want to read it, feel free …

This post will gradually drop down the list. The link will remain in the Left Hand column. Just click on the book, if you want to read it. You can make up your own mind. Let me know, either way …

Also, you may want to read some of the other stories on my website. Don’t worry too much if the words are a bit odd – some are written in a variety of dialects, BUT you will find that many of them have a ‘Translate’ option. Just move the cursor over the words. You won’t find that feature in too many books!

I apologise in advance, for the items that are not quite ready. I am working on them. I have been so busy, that I have ended up neglecting the website. No more!

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