Well, after two years of work, and more editing than I care to admit, I submitted by hard MSF novel, Endangered Species to Harper-Collins. At the moment, Harper-Collins' science fiction arm, Voyager, is accepting material from unpublished authors without an agent. This is huge news. Harper-Collins is one of the hardest publishers to get your novel to, and with the gates down, people like me have a shot. Most of what Harper-Collins accepts will be turned out has an e-book, but there is the possibility of a hard-copy. Who knows? Maybe you can met me on a book tour! And yes, the book was professional edited, which reminded me of a colonoscopy.
Here is hoping!