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Three Fortunes In One Cookie The Deal

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i heard a rumor


I guess there's another rumor I can squelch this week. A lot of people have written and asked about "Moonlight & Roses," the anthology I edited with Becky Cochrane that was to be published by Haworth Press. Most people heard last year that Haworth merged with a UK textbook and journal publisher (Can't remember the name. Feel free to Google it yourself, if you really care.) and decided not to continue publishing fiction afterward, which meant discontinuing the Harrington Park Press imprint, along with any and all titles included. Some people didn't hear about it. If not, and you're reading this entry, now you have. People wanted to know why our title wasn't being published, how we felt about it, what we planned to do about it, etc., and all we really said in reply was, "Our title isn't being published. It happens," and then we gave a brief explanation about why, much like the paragraph above.

Yes, Becky and I were extremely disappointed about it. But, really, what were we going to do? It's not like we were in a position to buy the fiction imprint and make sure our title hit the shelves on time. No amount of bitching and moaning in public forums was going to magically reverse time, or convince Haworth to change their minds about a business deal. I make it a point to be very careful about what I say about business in public. Until the ink is dry on a contract, or until the ink is dry on the book and it's on a shelf, I rarely discuss the business side of what I do. Even if, in this case, the deal goes sour. It happens. Publishers fold, books don't get printed, and people move on. So we moved on.

Moving on was difficult, though. As I said, Becky and I were extremely disappointed. Not so much for ourselves, but for the writers who had submitted their stories for our collection. For some of them this was going to be the first time seeing their work in print. For those writers, our hearts were breaking. For that reason alone, we wanted more than ever to have our collection published. After a brief period of private mourning, during which we waited to get the rights back to our collection, Becky and I realized that this was very similar to submitting a proposal and having it rejected by a publisher. Will your work be published if you sit around and whine about it not being published? No. Will it published if you have faith in your abilities and actively submit proposals to publishers? Most likely, yes. Eventually. So that's what we did.

The ink is barely dry, but I can say that Becky and I will have good news to announce about our anthology quite soon.

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