Friday, September 21, 2012

It's slow but we'll get there

It's hard to believe that an agent would turn down a book because the main character was gay but at least the story has a happy ending: Viking (a Penguin imprint) has taken on the book and it will be published in two years time. Without 'straightening' the main characters, as the agent is supposed to have requested.

The story is here.

And on a similar note, next Sunday is Bisexual Visibility Day, at least it will be in London! People are meeting at the Mad Hatter pub, where I often meet with Nano friends. If you live near Southwark, you might want to pop along.

Whether we're straight, gay, bi, or anything else at all, we can support each other's right to be treated fairly and with respect. This picture from Richard's Facebook page says it for me:

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10 COMMENTS:

Simon Kewin said...

Great graphic. Says it all, really.

fairyhedgehog said...

Simon, yes. Richard is good at finding gems like that one!

Old Kitty said...

Yay for Viking publishers!! But I have to wait two years?!?! *pout*!! LOL!!

Oh enjoy your Sunday - sounds like a fab pub to celebrate all things wonderfully gay, bi, whatever! Take care
x

fairyhedgehog said...

Kitty, yes it is a bit of a wait.

I won't make the meeting on Sunday though; my leg hasn't finished healing up yet.

Donna Hosie said...

Great news, but I would like to know who the agent was.

fairyhedgehog said...

Donna, I guess that agent is keeping a very low profile now!

Sarah Laurenson said...

I don't remember the details but it seems there was another side to this story back when it broke. Still, I love Sherwood Smith and can't wait to read this one.

fairyhedgehog said...

Sarah, I suppose I should have expected that there was more to it than the article said. At any rate, the book's had a lot of useful publicity now!

D..J. Kirkby said...

Couldn't have said it better myself!

fairyhedgehog said...

DJK, that's how I feel!

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