Dear Diary – Sometimes posting once a week is not enough!

Ok, I have to share what happened to me today just because it was so bloody funny! Now some of you maybe aware that I’ve recently submitted my book ‘Snoopi and the bomb suit’ to a couple of literary agents in the hopes of getting representation to get published. And then I received the following letters – start at the bottom and work your way up!…. (thankfully another of their editors has already requested the first 3 chapters so fingers crossed!)

Dear Ms. Shaw,

Thank you for your email.

I am so glad you saw the funny side – we certainly see a variety of book titles!

I hope your Tuesday is brightened and we look forward to receiving your work in due course.

Kind regards,


To: Submissions
Subject: Re: RE: Manuscript requeat

Dear Hayley,
I have to admit it’s impossible to be offended when one has cracked up laughing! Thank you for brightening up a frustrating Tuesday afternoon.
Kind regards, Sio Shaw

Sent: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 4:13 PM
From: Submissions <>
Subject: RE: Manuscript requeat
Dear Ms. Shaw,

My sincere apologies for the titling of the previous email. I am fully aware that your book title is ‘Snoopi and the bomb suit’ not ‘‘Are YOU an arsehole?’

Thank you for your patience.

Kind regards,

Senior Editor

Sent: 20 May 2014 16:11
Subject: Manuscript requeat

Dear Ms. Shaw,

RE: ‘Are YOU an arsehole?’

Further to our previous correspondence, you will be pleased to know that our board of editors have reported back favourably regarding your initial submission. Therefore they now wish to view your complete manuscript in its final form.

The board of editors has requested this in hard copy and also on Disk/CD, should you have it in that format. We do insist that this is a copy of the work, rather than the original, as this is a precaution to safeguard the manuscript. Alternatively, if sending the work by post is problematic, we are also happy to accept your manuscript via email attachment.

As always we would ask you to send return postage, should your work need to be returned to you at some stage. If you have not already provided us with a postal address for our records, this would be greatly appreciated in the event that we need to provide you with feedback.

We look forward to reading your complete manuscript.

Kind regards,

Senior Editor

(If you are interested in reading the first 3 chapters of ‘Snoopi and the bomb suit’ you can read them on my website:


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