I wrote ‘Appi, Etcetra & so on’ last year, to a brief by Fiction Factory, Chennai. For some reason, Fiction Factory was not able to start up its publishing house, but I did benefit from their editor, Nithya Krishnaswamy’s work on the manuscript.
When my contract with them expired, I sent ‘Appi’ to Penguin, Rupa, Harper Collins, Random Harvest, Pustak Mahal and Blaft. It’s been rejected by all of them. Some rejection slips were kind, some did not even get my name right.
I like Appi a lot, so I thought I’d share her story with you. But of course, you may have other things to do beside reading a rejected manuscript.
You can read ‘Appi, Etcetra and so on’ at http://appietcetra.wordpress.com/