My first REJECTION in finding an agent for my author/illustrator life!
On the 19th of February, after the cat and tears drama previously reported, I pushed the first “send” button to electronically submit three of my stories to the first agency I applied to for representation. Since they indicated a 30 DAY response time, I, of course, anxiously checked my emails daily and boldly (or desperately) emailed the question to the agency: “Did you receive my submissions?” on the 26th DAY. Within a couple of hours I got an apologetic response of “we have no record of your submission”. Good thing I asked! The agent was very courteous, gave me a direct email to send my stuff to and answered me within 6 days with my first REJECTION!! Yay! I am on my way! Actually he was kind and gave me some instructive observations about my work. Then he added: “thx for submitting. i enjoyed these more than most.” (The world of email punctuation.) A little encouragement is fuel-to-the-fire. Back to the drawing and thinking boards I went.
This entry was posted on May 9, 2013 by dilleenmarshwomanartistrenaissance. It was filed under My author/illustrator life! and was tagged with author/illustrator, becoming an author, finding an agent, illustration, my first rejection.
Only your first rejection eh? Phhhhtt! You plucky girl you need to get going – I’m way ahead of you! 🙂 Glad to hear of you keepin’ the faith.
May 9, 2013 at 6:30 pm
Lol, you know how to goad me on. So it’s a competition! The game is afoot!
May 10, 2013 at 1:08 am