BLOOD CREEK - Close! And, dang!

Just wanted to share a glimpse into my world of seeking representation for my manuscript, Blood Creek to literary agents. On July, 25, 2018 I queried Elizabeth Kracht with Kimberley Cameron & Associates, and today I heard back from them. In the realm of submitting manuscripts to literary agents, any feedback is useful, and this very kind and encouraging rejection letter is very good news. Well, an offer would be really great news, but to have the agency describe Blood Creek as “a quality piece of work” means a whole heck of a lot! I will email them today and thank them for reaching out to me!

I took a break from querying agents to launch both Strong Land and Civil Words Not Civil war on Facebook, and am in the process of identifying my next selection of agents to contact. And, I feel hopeful.

I’ll tell Strongland about this tonight when I feed him mashed pear and wheat bread.


Dear Andy,

I hope this email finds you well.  As an assistant for Elizabeth Kracht, I am responding to your submission.

I wanted you to know that Elizabeth and I considered your work. Last year was an extremely busy year for Elizabeth causing her to fall behind on her submissions. Because we receive more than two hundred submissions per week, it is necessary to be extremely selective on a very subjective basis. Unfortunately, we have to pass on this project. It's a quality piece of work and I am sure you will find an agent to represent you. 

I wish you all the best in your future publishing endeavors and feel free to submit any future projects.