Thursday, 18 February 2010

Calling Brenda Carter!

A short-story writer called Brenda Carter has written a story called Past, Present and Future and sent it off into the big wide world all alone.

And I mean all alone.

Brenda's contact details have become separated from her story, which is a shame: because an editor wants to buy the story, but can't find Brenda to let her know.

So, if anyone out there knows Brenda, could you please ask her to contact me? Or if you ARE Brenda, do a little happy-dance ever so quickly and then contact me, so I can tell you who you need to contact!

11 comments:

womagwriter said...

I was contacted about poor Brenda too, and have launched a Find Brenda campaign on my blog...

Come on all, let's get blogging and twittering and facebooking - someone out there knows Brenda!

We need to get her story published, through the power of internet writers' networks!

Quillers said...

I've also blogged about Brenda, and twittered and facebooked. We shall find the elusive Brenda between us all!

Quillers said...

Just to let you know, Jane, that Brenda has been found. Or at least a friend of hers has. Julie P has seen the call on Womag's blog and is going to email Brenda and let her know the good news.

Jane Smith said...

Oh, I'm so pleased! Isn't it awful to think how she might have missed a sale without the wonderful world of Womag-blogging?

womagwriter said...

Hurray!

I am impressed that Liz went to such an effort of trying to trace Brenda. Many editors wouldn't!

Quillers said...

When you think how it's drummed into us to include a cover sheet, it amazes me too. But, of course, we don't know if Brenda did fail to include one, or whether it got lost in transit.

Now, I'm just wondering how many future womag stories are going to be called Calling Brenda Carter ;-)

Jenzarina said...

What a wonderful story! So good it shouldn't be real life :)

Glynis said...

Phew so glad she was found!

Karen Schwabach said...

Quillers, I don't know if that's what happened here, but by the time someone finally wanted to buy my novel I had moved 5,000 miles, my phone was of course disconnected and my forwarding address had expired. :)

Fortunately my email address hadn't changed.

It can take so long for a manuscript to bubble up from the bottom of the slush pile, and life goes on....

Donna Hosie said...

Heck that was quick if she has already been found.

A most excellent story!

Love Meow said...

awww Charlie is beautiful. I hope he will find a home soon.