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    Pop-Up Submissions with Special Guest Rev Peter Laws

    "I have never personally felt waiting 9 months or more to get comments on only 700 words an attractive option" Steve - in any case, I guess that ship has sailed (in a good way). My latter submission is my WIP and this has (since being sent to pop ups) been longlisted for the Adventures in...
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    Pop-Up Submissions with Special Guest Rev Peter Laws

    Does anyone know where we're at now in terms of wait periods for the pop ups? I've got two outstanding - one that's been in purdah for slightly more than a year, the other eight months (which I think was the sort of period RK Capps mentioned a while back?).
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    Thanks everyone - it was great: the DHH guys are clear-sighted yet kind. Their view on my WIP...

    Thanks everyone - it was great: the DHH guys are clear-sighted yet kind. Their view on my WIP, synopsised: great idea, fabulous prose, slightly scratchy dialogue, be careful not to let the ideas overwhelm the core position of the protagonist in the narrative. Get back to us as soon as its...
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    ...the new locus of my fears now is that tomorrow I shall get my insulin badly wrong, have a...

    ...the new locus of my fears now is that tomorrow I shall get my insulin badly wrong, have a huge hypo, and spent my allotted 10 minutes burbling (apparently drunken) nonsense - I believe this is known in the trade as "Going Full Hemingway" :-)
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    Leonora - its an annual event, open to all submissions. 5000 words plus synopsis and letter. I'm...

    Leonora - its an annual event, open to all submissions. 5000 words plus synopsis and letter. I'm trying to tell myself that my invite is therefore roughly equivalent to an m/s request! :-)
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    Truly, the only thing worse than failure is the faint prospect of success. I've been invited to...

    Truly, the only thing worse than failure is the faint prospect of success. I've been invited to pitch the WIP to DHH Literary tomorrow, at their pitching event in Liverpool. It's still more than 24 hours before I even get on the train down there and already I cannot eat, sleep (I've been awake...
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    Does it feel like one of those 1930s cartoons where you have an angel on each shoulder, each...

    Does it feel like one of those 1930s cartoons where you have an angel on each shoulder, each desperately pleading their case? :)
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    A Ferraran girl All shy and blushing Showed me her ankle. Her land is gorgeous, lush and fertile...

    A Ferraran girl All shy and blushing Showed me her ankle. Her land is gorgeous, lush and fertile And I had rather seen The hills and the vale, the hills and the vale! A Milanese girl Sweetly condescending Showed me her nape. Her land is fulsome, rich with sugars And I had rather seen The hills...
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    Thanks Katie-Ellen, will check that out. For now I've decided to go with a "landscape imagery /...

    Thanks Katie-Ellen, will check that out. For now I've decided to go with a "landscape imagery / coy yet bleedin' obvious" vibe. Something like...
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    I once put my back out...cutting a piece of cake :-( Hope you're better soon.

    I once put my back out...cutting a piece of cake :-( Hope you're better soon.
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    Wow, that's just w-a-y too close to the knuckle for my protagonist's personality!! :-) MIght do...

    Wow, that's just w-a-y too close to the knuckle for my protagonist's personality!! :-) MIght do for his drinking buddy, though...
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    Still working on the bawdy songs side of things - within reason I reckon I can make them up...

    Still working on the bawdy songs side of things - within reason I reckon I can make them up (animal metaphors, fruit and veg metaphors, you can imagine the drill) but it would be good to make sure I get the tone right!!
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    Ah, the bizarre world of the aspiring historical novelist. My last three web searches have been...

    Ah, the bizarre world of the aspiring historical novelist. My last three web searches have been "Elizabethan bawdy song lyrics", "period pain symptoms" and "Are all angels male?"
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    Pop-Up Submissions with Special Guest Allan Boroughs

    Pete usually tells us which subs are now being looked at. I think last weeks came from end of April so 5-6 months ago. Steve - that can't be right, can it? My outstanding subs are from November last year (then resubmitted after technical issues on April 4th, then another from April 14th. I...
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    Pop-Up Submissions with Special Guest Allan Boroughs

    Does anyone know how long the wait-time has become for pop-ups? Someone mentioned six months a while back but it must be far longer now (I guess it could potentially be infinite if 5 people a week purchase a priority slot!)
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