Meredith Grant is an emerging Regional Victorian writer. She has been shortlisted for the Trudy Graham-Julie Lewis Lit. Awards for Prose, runner-up for the FAW Qld. Soapbox Article competition and most recently been awarded runner-up in the Writers Victoria Regional Members Writing Competition. She has also contributed to on-line Journals and had articles and personal memoirs published on-line. She studied Professional Writing and Editing at Ballarat University and has a strong focus on writing non-fiction. Her goal is to become a freelance writer where her contributions will cover her experience and knowledge on topics that sit close to her heart, including Australia's homeless epidemic, teenage depression and Australian adoption matters. She is currently working on her full length memoir she hopes to have published, until then her short memoir works are being submitted to various opportunities and competitions which she hopes will help raise her writing profile.
For those not cotia with my manuscript movements, I have finally got my manuscript out into the big wide world of publishers; or should I say publisher. Yes, I have decided to take the safe bet that multiple submissions may not be the best idea for my manuscript. So what is my game plan? Well, as the expert manuscript submitter I am NOT,(not yet anyway), I have read that sometimes publishers may see it as a waste of their time knowing the manuscript is being considered by another publisher. So I will hit my list of publishers one by one ( assuming the first does not accept my submission - which just for the record I truly hope they do).
Just to let you all in on a small secret though; I am not a patient person! Ahah, I hear you all, patience is a virtue - at least eight to twelve weeks of it. Fingers and toes crossed.