I read on Facebook a few days ago (and now confirmed on their web site) that Wild Child Publishing (WCP) has folded after ten years in publishing.
The reason it’s a deal for me is that WCP had accepted ‘Dana’s Children’. It’s a violent horror novel about a group of archaeologists who blunder into creatures from Irish myth while exploring an underground passage.
The novel has been through WCP’s editing process, and I was only awaiting cover art and a release date.
So, it’s disappointing, but there are a couple of things I can do with the story.
Firstly, I could submit it elsewhere. As WCP accepted it I don’t see why another publisher shouldn’t, and I have an added advantage with it being professionally edited.
Secondly, I could self-publish. I don’t have a cover but that should be relatively straightforward. So, maybe ‘Dana’s Children’ will be my first venture into self-publishing.