First Contract Offer

Esmerelda’s Surprise by Jennifer Greene-Sullivan and illustrated by Wesley Helms

Dear Ms. Greene-Sullivan

Thank you for your patience during this process, I understand it can be tedious awaiting responses from publishers regarding your writing. However, we have now completed our evaluations of your illustrated children’s fiction Esmerelda’s Surprise.

My colleagues and I have been discussing various aspects of your work and have agreed that your story is suitable for children with an enjoyable narrative and unique illustrations. We believe that it deserves a chance to reach the general readership and this can be achieved with the marketing capabilities we can provide.

As I’m sure you know – as it is explained on our website – we receive hundreds of submissions each month, many of which are rejected, when we accept a work, we can offer either a traditional publishing contract or a hybrid publishing contract. At this time, I can proudly state that we would love to publish your work under the Olympia banner and wish to make a hybrid publishing offer for Esmerelda’s Surprise.

I asked to see a copy of the proposed contract; however, since they struggle getting my first name right for the last two months, and this book is worth more than a hybrid contract, I am “only” looking at this point. I have two more pitches from other publishers. Come on Esmerelda do your thing!!

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I am an English teacher, mother, and wife, but I love to write. I feel that I am blessed to be able to use my talent to write about my children's books, poems, short fiction, and parenting. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have about my experiences with beginning a writing career while focusing on my children and my job. I look forward to comments and to hear from my readers!

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