Gibbous House: A novel published by Unbound

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Gibbous House PUBLISHED!!!!!

Posted by Ewan on February 16, 2017 at 4:55 AM Comments comments (4)



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Just over one month ago Gibbous House was finally published. Finally it is available in good bookshops and onhttps://www.amazon.co.uk/Gibbous-House-Ewan-Lawrie/dp/1783520892/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1476950253&sr=8-1&keywords=gibbous+house" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> Amazon.co.uk.

It has been a long journey, which began over two-and-a-half years ago. Elsewhere on this web-page you can read the first chapter and a short-story featuring the protagonist of Gibbous House too.

Unavoidable Delay!

Posted by Ewan on July 23, 2014 at 12:45 PM Comments comments (0)

A more propitious date. The 31st day of July will see the opportunity to ensure the publication of Gibbous House via Unbound.co.uk. Unbound, a crowdfunding venture publisher, has a candidate on the Man Booker long list for 2014. The Wake by Paul Kingsnorth

Who knows, pledge for Gibbous House from 31st July and you could see it up for an equally prestigious prize - and your name will be right there in the book as someone who made it possible!

Fingers crossed!


GIBBOUS HOUSE CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN STARTS TOMORROW JULY 15TH

Posted by Ewan on July 14, 2014 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Unbound Books and ABCTales have joined forces to crowdfund Gibbous House, you can pledge here!!!

http://unbound.co.uk/books/gibbous-house


HOOOOORAAAYYYYYYY!

News? What News?

Posted by Ewan on June 26, 2014 at 2:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Hmm... crowd-funding video shot. Time for more waiting, this is normal, Sir, we thank you for your patience.

In the meantime at least a short story has won a prize

https://www.facebook.com/ewan.lawrie.9/posts/10152521377378554?notif_t=like

News...

Posted by Ewan on May 26, 2014 at 5:55 PM Comments comments (0)

the news is that maybe there will soon be some news.....:)

A desperate throw of the die...

Posted by Ewan on September 26, 2012 at 4:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Sent off to a reputable competition, won't say which one as entries must be strictly anonymous.... we'll see how it goes.

Speaking of rejection...

Posted by Ewan on August 15, 2012 at 9:15 AM Comments comments (1)

A fellow writer, Rachel Dunlop,  has this to say on onee of Etherbooks writers community pages on facebook:

The way I look at it, whoever you are submitting to will get plenty of submissions that are great stories, well written. So they have to decide between them somehow. They will always judge your work in context with their other submissions. They will almost always be looking for a particular style, or subject matter. And if they are putting together an anthology, or a magazine, or even a roster of published novels, they will be concerned with the overall mix. It's like they are putting together an outfit - if you send them a red dress, but they've already got several red dresses and really need a pair of black boots to complete the outfit, you'll get rejected. Doesn't mean it wasn't a very lovely red dress.

Rachel's blog is here, do visit.

 

http://www.rachaeldunlop.blogspot.com.es/

 

 

 

 

Reading the extract from Gibbous House...

Posted by Ewan on August 10, 2012 at 3:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Chapters One to Thirteen will be on line. Since webs.com allows 10 free pages per site, Chapters Four to Thirteen can be found here

Rejection...

Posted by Ewan on August 9, 2012 at 6:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Is something we all have to get used to, the following are some that I have received. These are nice people, they reply. So in the spirit of saying thank you the following are their rejections of various bits and pieces...:lol:



Hello,

 

Thank you for your submission to Transmission Issue#10.

 

This time around we received over 300 submissions and the competition

was especially fierce. After much careful deliberation, we are sorry to

inform you that we will not be publishing your work this time.

 

We welcome your submissions to future issues of Transmission:

see http://www.transmissionhq.orgfor details.

 

Best wishes

Graham

Editor - Transmission

 

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Transmission#09 The Pulp Fiction Special is available now:

http://www.transmissionhq.org/buy-online

 

http://www.transmissionhq.org/blog

 

 

 

 

DearEwan Lawrie,

 

Thank you for submitting your story, "Bigger Brother", to the Mundane-SF Interzone issue on 2007-10-27. It's got style, but is unfortunately not for us.  Best of luck with itelsewhere.

 

    Julian

    http://mundane-sf.blogspot.com

 

 

To:  Ewan Lawrie

 

Ewan

 

Thank you for sending yourpoems.  I read your work with interest, but cannot use. 

 

Poem submission guidelines / general Pulsar information may be viewed at:www.pulsarpoetry.com

I'm afraid I'm unable to comment regarding individual poems sent, (I receivenumerous poems).

 

Regards.

 

David Pike

Editor, Pulsar Poetry Magazine, UK

 

Dear Ewan,

 

 

 

Thank you for submitting your work for consideration in Aesthetica Magazine.Unfortunately, your work has not been successful for publication at this time.

 

            

 

Due to the large numbers of submissions that are sent to Aesthetica, we areunable to provide individual feedback. Therefore, if you require feedback fromAesthetica there is a feedback service offered at the editing sitewww.aesthetica-online.com <http://www.aesthetica-online.com/>; .

 

 

 

I would like to thank you for considering Aesthetica Magazine to be the publisherof your work, and we wish you all the success in the future. If you have otherpieces that you would like us to consider please do send them along. We lookforward to hearing from you again.

 

                

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

 

Bruce Corrie

 

Poetry editor

 

Aesthetica Magazine Ltd

 

www.aestheticamagazine.com

 

[email protected]

 

Dear Ewan

 

Thankyou for submitting your work for consideration in Aesthetica: ContemporaryWriting Art Music Film. Unfortunately, your work has not been successful forpublication.

            

Dueto the large numbers of submissions that are sent to Aesthetica, we are unableto provide individual feedback. Therefore, if you require feedback from Aestheticathere is a feedback service offered in the editing site at www.aesthetica-online.com.

 

Iwant to thank you for considering Aesthetica Magazine to be the publisherof your work, and we wish you all the success in the future. If you have otherpieces that you would like us to consider please do send themalong. We look forward to hearing from you again.

               

Yourssincerely,

 

SamanthaNoakes

Intern

AestheticaMagazine

PO Box 371, York, YO23 1WL

 

 

HiEwan,

 

Thankyou for submitting your story, which although we found interesting, we havedecided not to publish on the website on this occasion.  We receive agreat many stories and are unable to publish all of them.

 

Iwould like to thank you once again for taking the trouble to submit your storyand wish you every success with your writing in the future.

 

Regards,

 

Alan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hello,

 

Thank you for your submission to Transmission Issue#09.

 

We have received so many excellent stories and, after much careful

deliberation, we are sorry to inform you that we will not be publishing

your work this time.

 

We welcome your submissions to future issues of Transmission:

see http://www.transmissionhq.orgfor details.

 

Best wishes

Graham

Editor – Transmission

 

BlogCritics magazine said this about Dark Tales 11:

 

"If you like to read while goosebumps roam free, if you like to read justto be spooked, and if you cannot keep your eyes away from the book even whenyou are scared/disgusted/horrified, this collection is for you." 

 

and SciFi UKhad this to say:

"Another large helping of dark and disturbing fictionarrives in the form of Dark Tales #11. The whole issue isentertaining and varied in contents, and looks and feels quite smart too."

 

Best wishes,

 

Sean Jeffery

Dark Tales

[email protected]

http://www.darktales.co.uk

 

Ten-point critique for 'Bigger Brother' by Ewan Lawrie

(Each element can be rated Poor, Below Average, Average, Good, VeryGood or Excellent)

 

Grammar: Good

Spelling: Good

Punctuation: Good

Presentation: Average

Dialogue: Good

Plot: Average

Pacing: Good

Characterisation: Average

Use of Language: Good

Originality: Good

 

DearEwan Lawrie,

 

Thank you for submitting your work:

 

Lovebite

 

With hundreds of literary magazines to choose from, we're truly honored thatyou selected Quick Fiction! We’re sorry to say, however, that we were not ableto place your work in this issue. We wish you the best in placing it elsewhereand hope you will submit again.

 

Regards,

Jennifer Pieroni

Editor in Chief

 

Quick Fiction

http://quickfiction.org/

 

 


Three short stories

Posted by Ewan on August 8, 2012 at 8:55 AM Comments comments (0)

I've been trying to get Gibbous House published so long, that I've even started writing short stories featuring the novel itself or even the main character... I expect you'll think me quite crazy. I'm waiting for the day when someone tells me the stories are better than the book.


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