Canceling My Book Deal Was the Best Career Move I’ve Ever Made

I started querying agents for my memoir, Negative Space, in 2012, after two years of writing and revising. I got a few rounds of passes, including several friendly rejections in which agents said they just didn’t “know how to sell” my book. I heard this refrain enough times that I started considering the small press […] The post Canceling My Book Deal Was the Best Career Move I’ve Ever Made appeared first on Electric Literature. Continue reading at 'Electric Literature'

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