At the moment, I have five irons in the fire. I have two applications to write for magazines, one is for disabled people.
I have an application for writing for a publisher, but I won't know more about that until October, and I am not holding out for possible advances, and last night I submitted work to Harlequin romance.
The fifth iron in the fire is a vanity press publisher in London. The idea of the vanity press is that I put up the money and do the promotion of the book, if it sells well the publisher will get some credit, as a rule of thumb any publisher who asks for money is not reputable.