I've done the usual round of contacting agents and publishers in Australia (and overseas). I've had an agent and a publisher tell me that they like my writing style but it's not quite for them. I was happy just to get that (and to be fair, the agent gave me some very good feedback and contact).
I'm interested in hearing about the experiences of other writers.
Have you found it hard to break into the local publishing world?
Do you have any tips or advice to share?
Should we all just pack our bags and head overseas ?
What is the local market looking for in a good story?