An Embarrassment of Riches

I mention MLR a lot. They are my primary publisher. But there is another (and yes, I heard Obi Wan’s voice when I typed that, too).

When I finally decided to take a chance and submit some stories, I sent one to MLR and the other to Dreamspinner. I googled gay erotica and those were the prominent names in the list. Actually, position is everything and they were on top and that’s why I chose them. *grin*

I got an email from DSP last night that my story is in edits.

I love initial edits. I never know what I’m going to see when I open the marked up copy, but I know it’s going to be instructive, revelatory, and in the end, a bettering of the story. I send them a shoe. They send it back polished and ready to wear.

I’ve loved working with MLR so very much, I have no qualms about Dreamspinner. Two different houses, two different approaches, two different styles, but their goals are the same: Help me turn my story into the most perfect thing it can be.

About Theo Fenraven

Theo Fenraven lives in St Paul, MN, where it is really cold most of the year. Find him on Twitter, Google +, and Facebook by searching on 'fenraven'.
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