Time to stop being so submissive

When JK Rowling revealed the rejection letters she received after submitting a book pitch as Robert Galbraith we learned that certain members of the publishing trade are not only unable to spot talent, they’re rude and condescending to boot. For anyone who has ever submitted to a publisher or a literary agent that may not exactly constitute ‘news’. Thousands of book ideas are pitched each week to literary agents but virtually none of these submissions make it past the steely scrutiny of these ‘gatekeepers of literary excellence’. The agents, like border guards at Calais, will tell you there’s no entry […]

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