Llywellyn Publications has decided not to accept my manuscript.  However, they did suggest that I set it up as an eBook for the Kindle on my own, which I will probably do.  They are also still open to other manuscripts.  I have a couple small presses I can also approach.

It will take me some time to set this up.  I've been sick for the last month.  A persistent cough has turned into pleurisy, the treatment for which is Vicodin.  I'm feeling much better now, but not terribly useful ;)  I've also been run ragged by the beginning of the school semester, so I'm going to be pretty out of touch for some number of weeks.

5 comments

  1. Birch-Wind // January 19, 2012 at 1:09 PM  

    I was just thinking today, about how I would love to see a compiled writing of your 'Wicca for the Rest of Us' site to use as an intro book for new students.
    I love the fact that not only do you separate fact from fiction, but you also include footnotes and references for readers to investigate on their own. Something very lacking today with all the Wicca websites. Your site is the first place I direct people who have questions. It's easier to start off in the right direction when one is able to glean the actuality of Wicca from all the misinformation so readily available.
    Blessings,
    Birch

  2. Catherine Noble Beyer // January 23, 2012 at 11:32 PM  

    I've actually been working on a manuscript off and on for a few years now that roughly does that. Llewellyn also rejected that a few years ago, although I can actually agree with many of their criticisms.

    The website is a little in-your-face. It's a website. People go to websites for quick, fast info.

    Books work differently. They need a different tone.

    My rewrite keeps be interrupted by real life, but it really is still on my radar. I'll even resubmit it to Llewellyn, and probably some other places too (one of my problems is I really have no idea who TO submit it to). if worse comes to worse I can also print-on-demand and eBook it (which is actually what I'm doing with the FAQ at this point).

  3. Birch-Wind // June 12, 2012 at 1:52 AM  

    Hi! :) Somehow I missed your reply, I thought I had signed up for notifications but apparently not. I had been hoping to get the papers that you mention in your site... I think you requested a paypal donation for them (I'll have to go back and check). I would love to be able to print out some of this,all properly credited, just taken directly from the site with your copyright, notes etc. Is this a possibility to do without infringement?
    Also, recently researching publishers for my Gardnerian teacher from my beginning days, I came across Green Magic Publishing. I contacted them and they were quite interested in receiving a synopsis. greenmagicpublishing.com Could possibly be an option for you when you are ready to give it another go? Blessings!

  4. Catherine Noble Beyer // August 6, 2012 at 11:11 PM  

    Hello birch,
    Sorry I have been so long in responding. I haven't been looking over here recently.

    If you ahve sent me money and you have not received the FAQ, that is totally not acceptable! Please send me your email address and I will look it up. You can send it to altreligion.guide@about.com

    I would certainly be interested in looking into Green Magic and potentially submitting to them when, well, I have my act together. I'm discovering that I have an aversion to completing things, which means my projects are piling up, and its not mentally healthy. Hopefully this semester will allow me to clear out some things. Is there someone specific I should contact? You can send me info on that via email as well.

    Please contact me if I haven't delivered something!

  5. Catherine Noble Beyer // August 25, 2012 at 11:53 AM  

    I double-checked and I do not have any outstanding payments. The only document I ask for money for is the FAQ, of which only a portion is online.

    If you're wanting to print stuff off the web, there's nothing I can really do about that, although proper credit would be nice (which you've already offered), so long as you're not selling it or otherwise using it in a commercial manner.