A thank you, but no thank you as I continue the manuscript submission game…

The dream of traditional publishing continues… Some of you may have remembered an odd Twitter by me made over three months ago about making a Hail Mary pass with A Teddy Bear Tales. It was as this time I decided to submit A Teddy Bear Tales to Archaia publishing an emerging publisher of amazing alternative titles like Mouse Guard, Tale of Sand and Rust. I noted at the time they were expended their all ages tales books and figured my little story about a quietly heroic Teddy Bear would be a great fit.

So I filled out the submission form, sent in the book, made a tweet, crossed my fingers and got on with things. Three long months later I got this reply… (which you can read after the jump)

Hi Nicholas & Dan,
Thank you for submitting to Archaia! We had a chance to review your material and feel this may be better suited for another publisher. 

Again, we really appreciate your submission to Archaia and wish you success in finding another publisher for A TEDDY BEAR TALE. 

We look forward to your next submission to Archaia!

Well, scuppered again… Of course I will keep trying different avenues, but as many of you can relate you get filled with hope with every submission you make and to be totally honest to get published with Archaia would be frankly amazing… With their quirky titles, alternate all ages stories I felt A Teddy Bear Tale would be a great fit for them. Maybe I might try to see if Fabula Exposition will be a good fit for them? After all who doesn’t like Ninjas?

As for Tristan his journey continues… Is it time for a comic book for this most noble of Teddy Bears?

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