"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...
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?).
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...
...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" :-)
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...
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
Showed me her nape.
Her land is fulsome, rich with sugars
And I had rather seen
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!!
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...
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!)