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Sunday, February 1, 2015

Writing Quote: The First Novelist's Long Odds

As a first novelist I learned about the odds I was facing. They were, shall we say, long. It has been estimated that the number of novel manuscripts each year to be in excess of 100,000. The number of first novels published annually by major houses? Three to four hundred. [That many?]

Stephen White in How I Got Published, edited by Ray White and Duane Lindsay, 2007 

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