After one year and not quite one month of finishing my literary novel, I’ve had my first request for a full MS! With the current changing state of the publishing world and literary agents tightening their belts in regards to taking on new clients, not to mention the experimental nature of my debut making it a harder one to swallow, I was starting to think I’d have to wait for one of my other projects to kick off the ground first. Some good news has given me a fresh burst of excitement.



Course, as any other writer would agree, a writer writes and I’ve been busy working on my second literary novel, which is quite different (some might say more accessible) than my first finished work. For now though, I’m keeping my various projects under wraps – though I’m happy to share with the world my little celebration… a nice box of chocolate liqueurs shared between my fellow writer hubby and I. Since Joseph gave my novel the final critique it needed for that good old obsidian-shine, he deserves credit too – although, I did keep the final Irish-cream liqueur for myself! 🙂


About Leilanie Stewart

Leilanie Stewart is a writer, poet and literary blogger. Her debut poetry pamphlet, A Model Archaeologist, was launched in 2015 with Eyewear Publishing and her second collection, Chemotherapy for the Soul, was published by Fowlpox Press in 2017. She is a prize nominated poet, having been longlisted for the Melita Hume Poetry Prize 2014, and her poetry and fiction was selected for the 'Best of the Web' Storm Cycle Anthology 2014, published by Kind of a Hurricane Press. Leilanie is also Editor in Chief of Bindweed Magazine, a poetry and fiction online magazine that also publishes a quarterly print anthology. She currently lives in Belfast with her writer and poet husband, Joseph Robert. Literary blog: Meandi Books: Bindweed Magazine:

2 responses »

  1. roomservicer says:

    Fantastic news Leilanie! Good luck and ill have one of those tasty chocolates too! Xxx

  2. […] I’ll write more about my own experience of this in a later post. As for me, my literary novel ms is still doing the publisher desk rounds; and getting nearer the mark each time. The thought […]

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