Sad News :(

I hate bringing sad news to the blog, but that’s part of life. There is often good to go with the bad; indeed one wouldn’t be able to tell the good if there was no bad to balance it against.

Do you remember at the beginning of the year I talked about how Clash Of The Animal Kings had found a publisher? The post is here if you need a refresher.

Well I received an email from Lester at Popcorn Press a short while ago and he explained to me that he had been forced to make a very difficult decision; Popcorn Press will no longer be publishing fiction. Instead, it is devoting all its time (which, I as understand, to be rather limited) to the publication of poetry. This, of course, means that they will be unable to pursue the publication of Clash of the Animal Kings.


Of course I understand that sometimes control of these things is taken from you, but I won’t deny that I was upset. However… as I said above, I know that was bad news, because it was immediately balanced by good news. ^_^ Lester has been good enough to recommend the novel to Mark Williams International, a small press that has already taken on two of Popcorn Press’ authors.

I’m not sure exactly what this means for me yet, but I’m in contact with Mark Williams International to see what they think and if they’re interested in the piece.

You know what they say… Every time a door closes, a window pops open. I’ll keep you all posted!

About Ileandra Young

I'm a thirty-*mumbles* year old (purple loving, cheese worshipping) author of fantasy, juggling a pair of beautiful twin boys with my burning desire to make up stories and write them all down. When I get the chance, I play games, listen to music, and in days long past I even ran a radio show. Though I occasionally write non-fiction, my heart lives in fantasy and my debut novel, Silk Over Razor Blades is now available through Amazon along with part two of the trilogy, Walking The Razor's Edge.
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15 Responses to Sad News :(

  1. Kana Tyler says:

    And sometimes… What we thought was an open door turns out only to have been the window, and the REAL door swings open when we turn around. Here’s looking forward to the Animal Kings’ adventure into… whatever’s next. Chin up, Sister! πŸ™‚


  2. Annika Howells says:

    Sorry to hear. I’ve been through a similar situation and it is very crushing. I’m sure a new opportunity will present itself in due time.


    • Well I just need to see what Mark says and go on from there. But to be honest, even if it doesn’t go the way I’d hope, part of me is still buzzing at the fact that Popcorn Press wanted it. Its validating in a way that I never expected… the fact that anybody wanted it at all. I’ll keep my fingers and my mind open to whatever comes next. πŸ™‚


  3. jmmcdowell says:

    I think you’ve got a great attitude about it. And it’s wonderful that the original press thought enough of your work to recommend it to another publisher. That’s class on their part. I hope the new press will take up your work and get it into print!


    • Its nice isn’t it? I hardly would have expected Les to recommend it, but its really warming and encouraging that he did. He’s a really nice guy and seemed genuinely disappointed that he wasn’t able to pursue the piece.
      All that remains now is to see how things go. πŸ™‚


  4. robincoyle says:

    Darn, darn, darn. But yes . . . something else will pop up!


  5. 4amWriter says:

    Oh my goodness, how frustrating. But I’m sending out good luck smooches!! πŸ™‚


  6. Writerlious says:

    Oh man, what a bummer. I hope it finds a new home soon!


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