Sunday, June 15, 2008

Markov Chain

Markov Chain is a work in search of a publisher.
Interested parties (or indeed, any comments), may be directed to

Click the cover to read:



Selerines said...

Seeing you after a long time back.... What is that actually?

Pisces Iscariot said...

I work to nobody's timetable.

eagle to squirrel said...

IT has been a long time but I wanted to say hello again.
N Barrows

Pisces Iscariot said...

Hello to you too Mr Barrows - good to heart from you

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Absolute Vanilla (& Atyllah) said...

Wow, Pisces, started reading and figured I'd be here all day if I didn't stop. So enjoyed the little I read.

As an aside, and at the risk of having my head bitten off... - I take it you're serious about wanting to find a publisher? I ask because there is one view that says publishers don't like to touch anything that has been published online in any form as it automatically devalues the work - freely available means how on earth will they be able to charge for it later. It's a contentious issue and one which comes up for much debate in writing circles. It has worked for some and not for others.
Can I take it that you have tried the more traditional route - send synopsis, three sample chapters and covering letter to publishers of your choice? You know, the old slog...

I wish you all the best in finding a home for this - from the little I read it seems well worthy of publication. Good luck!

Pisces Iscariot said...

Many thanks for your compliments Vanilla - yes I have tried a few publishing agents but am getting sick of the knock backs - ultimately I would just like somebody to read the damn thing and tell me I'm not wasting my time...

Absolute Vanilla (and Atyllah) said...

It's cold consolation but I read somewhere that Stephen King's Carrie was rejected 30 times, Jonathan Livingstone Seagull was rejected more than 140 times and John Creasey had more than 743 rejections before going have 564 novels published.
I try to console myself with this information, but am thinking wallpapering my study with rejection notes might be more constructive.

As an alternative, have you thought about sending the novel off to a writer's agency for an assessment? Some of them are very good and if they like your work will even act as "agents" to agents and publishers.