My mum read the email I received from the publishers, slapped me about the head a couple of times, and told me to read it properly.
It's not a rejection, it's interest in my work and an ask to stay in touch while they finish working on their current project and I finish off mine. I guess I've been looking for the negative for so long that I can't see the good stuff when it comes along, unless it hits me it would seem.
So I have a possibility. Interest. A not-at-this-moment-but-in-the-future email. From a publisher. One who thinks I have created 'a very interesting voice'.
Excuse me while I do my happy dance around the lounge. All I have to do is find an agent now. Anyone want to work with an author who has the attention of a publisher?