Canon Gate Books requested a book proposal back in April.
They received it in June.
I want to be published by them...
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Rats... this week after more than a year... of consideration, Canon Gate finally took the time to reject me. My memoir: Russians Clowns & Drag Queens will not be published by them.
See the rejection email up and to the right!
Rejection: one step closer
Thank you for sending in your proposal and sample chapter for our consideration. I’m afraid we won’t be able to offer publication at this time – we have very few spots for our upcoming year and your piece just isn’t the right fit for us.
I’m sorry this isn’t the response you were hoping for but I am confident you will find a suitable home for your work in the future.
Canon Gate Submissions
Is this news devastating?
Not really. I think it brings me one step closer to my ultimate goal: publication. I know my story is strong. I know it is much larger than me. I know it may help others. I'm confident in my talent.
I know the publishing industry is changing at a lightening pace. The rules are changing daily. Competing with celebrity sucks. Bieber has 2 memoirs out already. He's nineteen.
Not to be discouraged... I press on. The right publishing option will eventually come to me.
And besides, after a year of consideration; after they requested a proposal... I don't even think they read a lick of my work. It took me sending them a reminder email for them to finally reject me. After a year and the best they could send was a standard non-personal response.
The lesson: one must create their own opportunities!
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