When a Publishing Deal Goes South by Alex Cavanaugh

Alex J. Cavanaugh

 Guest blogging for me today is ninja extraordinaire Alex Cavanaugh, creator of the writing haven and community Insecure Writers Support Group.

Thanks again, Alex…

We’ve all heard of publishing deals that fell through. Maybe it’s even happened to us. While it’s disappointing, it doesn’t have to end in defeat.

Last fall, there was a call for anthology submissions. I wasn’t working on anything at the time and decided I could craft something to fit the theme. I’d written short stories that followed my novels and thought this would be a great opportunity to something that would lead into my trilogy. If people enjoyed it, then they would purchase the series.

So I wrote the short story, sent it off, and when accepted, I signed a contract.  Continue reading