WHERE IS EVERYONE? I haven’t received even one illustration for January. Would love to show off some of your art work.
CALL FOR ILLUSTRATIONS: Looking for illustrations that would go well with the month or any illustration that would go with a writing or illustrating post. Same as always: At least 500 pixels wide, sent to kathy (dot) temean (at) gmail (dot) com, and include a blurb about you. Thanks!
BELOW IS THE PICTURE PROMPT for anyone who would like a little inspiration for their first page. It is an illustration done by Laura Jacobsen who was featured on Illustrator Saturday on December 7th 2013. http://kathytemean.wordpress.com/2013/12/07/illustrator-saturday-laura-jacobsen/
WRITERS: Sending in a First Page: Please attach your double spaced, 12 point font, 23 line first page to an e-mail and send it to kathy(dot)temean(at)gmail(dot)com. Also cut and paste it into the body of the e-mail.
Put “January 2014 First Page Critique” or “January 2014 First Page Picture Prompt Critique” in the subject line. Make sure you have your name on the submission, a title, and indicate the genre.
DEADLINE: January 23, 2014
RESULTS POSTED: January 31, 2014
Agent Sean McCarthy will be our Guest Critiquer for January. I am doing something a little different with January. I feel bad that over the last months so few of the first pages chosen have been picture books, so this month anyone who submits a picture book will get their names placed in the hat, twice. Make sure you note that in your submission is a picture book. Of course, you don’t have to submit a picture book and whether you do or not, you can increase your chances by posting about Free Fall Friday on your blog, facebook, Linkedin, and or Twitter. You must leave a comment to let me know if you did any of those things, so I can put the right amount of slips for you in the drawing.
At Harper Children’s, Erica Sussman has been promoted to editorial director.
Annette Pollert has joined Sourcebooks Fire as editorial manager. Previously, she was an editor at Simon Pulse.
Brianne Johnson has been promoted to senior agent at Writers House.
Emily Krupin has joined Harlequin as assistant editor for the Love Inspired imprint. Previously she was an assistant editor at Oxford University Press.
Skyhorse’s newest imprint is Yucca Publishing, which will publish authors “with intent, literary strength, and fresh, new visions” in partnership with literary agency and book packager International Transactions. Agency president Peter Riva will serve as Yucca’s executive editor, and the imprint will launch its first list of 20 titles in fall 2014.
WestBow Press, Thomas Nelson’s self-publishing brand that is powered by Author Solutions, will expand to include Zondervan (as both are now part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing.) Director of publisher services and manager of WestBow Press for Harper Pete Nikolai said in the announcement: “By expanding WestBow Press to support Zondervan in addition to Thomas Nelson, we are able to provide the WestBow authors with even more opportunities to be acquired by traditional publishers. We regularly suggest top WestBow Press titles to the acquisition teams at Thomas Nelson and will now do the same for the teams at Zondervan.”