If you are not reading Kate Shrewsday’s blog, then really, I can’t imagine why, unless you don’t know that she exists. That, or you have no desire to live on the cutting edge of history. Your choice.
LilSis, you will love this latest blog post.

Kate Shrewsday


When a publisher says yes, what a magical moment that must be.

All the self-doubt and striving vanish, however fleetingly, because someone has agreed to pay you for the tale you have woven.

The Great Unpublished tell the tales of those moments to give themselves hope: tales of repeated rejections, insane numbers of times a manuscript is returned, followed by that one Yes which changes everything.

Here is just such a fairytale.

Smith and Elder had started in the late 18th century as a stationer’s in Fenchurch Street, London, but had long become established as a publishing company by the time a battered package arrived on its doorstep some time in June 1847. It was addressed unequivocally to the firm: but George Smith, who recalled it with crystal clarity when he wrote an account for the Cornhill Magazine in 1900, said that the names of three or four other publishing…

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  1. Becky Says:

    Ewwwwwww, I did indeed love it! And where would we be without that great tale of Mr. Rochester and Jane? Now I must catch up on Kate’s other posts!!


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