Angels in the Flames has been with Coteau Books for a year now, and still no word except responses to my enquiries concerning status. Not yet read, I think. Oh dear! The slush pile? Well, I have a list of half a dozen more Canadian publishers, and I could send it off to them. Coteau said it's okay to sim.sub as long as I let them know. I'll do that, of course. However, I'm thinking of trying an agent again. No luck last time (a few years ago, but I think that was for a different project, and I know it wasn't with the agent I have in mind).
So, I have to prepare the manuscript once again for another journey. Meanwhile, I keep hoping and writing, and so on. Writing the book is only a fraction of the work that getting getting it published is. Still, it's worth pursuing, I suppose. If only for the experience. Can't quit now. I'm in too deep.