From the Publisher
We are living in extraordinary times
And these extraordinary times continue. We hope you are managing. What else can be said? We will get through this by helping each other and being mindful of our contribution to the control over this invasive, disruptive and dangerous virus.
For us, it has meant a change of focus, as one of our major sources of access to and contact with readers has been so disrupted— libraries and community groups. We were shut down - and our hard-won meet-the-author programs and book launches were cancelled at short notice. As were our festival appearances. We have embraced Zoom and podcasting and have used these pathways to continue to bring our books to readers. This year for example, libraries opened and closed as often as we were all told to go home and stay there. It's been heartbreaking to have event after event cancelled. But we have continued to honour our commitment to our writers and published authors and those in the waiting room.
We increased our focus on providing top-level editing services to writers with advanced manuscripts. as a separate, fee-bearing publishing service. The polish of a long-form work is the vital (and often missing) element in bringing an unpublished work to the attention of a publisher.
And now Jen, creator of Journeys to Words Publishing, is undergoing an intense treatment programme of immunotherapy, radiation and chemotherapy. So we must pause our work and are unable to take on new editing clients, and manuscript submissions.
If you have a need to make contact with Jen, please email her.
Stay safe and keep on creating,
from the team at
Journeys to Words Publishing