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Authors – 5 ways to on how to deal with rejections


For those that write, rejection should be a fairly common event. You write a short story, or a book, send it off and invariably it’s rejected. Or, you see a submissions call, write a piece specifically for that and which you can’t envision any other market, and you’re rejected. This article is, as the title … Continue reading

Writing for the Black Library – Think you’ve got what it takes?


Writing for the Black Library is a dream for many fans of the Games Workshop universes set in Warhammer Fantasy and Warhammer 40k. Its fans are legion and dedicated, and the universes are packed with ideas that have people salivating as they line up to buy the next Sarah Cawkwell, David Guymer or Dan Abnett book. Some … Continue reading

Hope Restored – A Black Library Rejection


Last year I attended the Black Library Weekender as a Gold Ticket holder and was invited to submit a 1,000 word story to them. Unfortunately for me it got rejected, which means that I won’t be joining the hallowed ranks of the likes of Gav Thorpe, David Guymer, Josh Reynolds, Graham McNeil, and Dan Abnett. … Continue reading

FEEDBACK Required – Help me improve


I’ve just had another rejection for Shattered Lands: Torquemaster Rising. Unlike a lot of people, I take rejection well. Each rejection reduces the mile-long list of agents and publishers to whom I have yet to submit, and at the same time rises awareness of me. Yes they’ve rejected me this time, but there’s nothing to … Continue reading

Futuristic Steampunk Pirates – Rejected


This is a submission I wrote for Abaddon Books. Unfortunately it was rejected, but I’m cool with that. I wrote it specifically for Abaddon Books and I’m now wondering whether I should have used Blaise Maximillian or Shattered Lands instead. Anyway, I hope you enjoy it. Chapter 1 – The Beginning. Captain Brunel Challenger of the … Continue reading

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