Update 10/6 – Since I’ve queried 2 additional publishers, I updated my publisher list.
In addition to Pink Flamingo Publications, I found that I had Xcite Books on my publisher “waiting list”. I can’t remember what I was waiting for, but I just sent them a partial submission. I might as well try my luck with them too. They are the UK’s largest erotic publisher, and The Howling Heart is definitely erotic. Okay, but now I’m really finished sending query letters. If these publishers both reject me, I’m just going to stick with Plan B with Mom. I’ll admit I’m proud of myself for not giving up on my novel completely, but I couldn’t really tell my mother ‘no’ when she’s so passionate about my story and made it her personal goal to get it published if I can’t do it on my own.