Posted by: Kathy Temean | June 30, 2011

E-Book Publication Contest – NJSCBWI UPDATE & Industry News

The Galaxy Project Contest

Rosetta Books is launching a contest to discover science fiction writing talent, in conjunction with the ebook release of selections from the classic science fiction magazine Galaxy. The winner will receive a modest $1,000 advance and “guaranteed e-book publication as part of The Galaxy Project collection.” Judges include author Robert Silverberg.

The winner will:

  • Be published in e-book as part of The Galaxy Project collection.
  • Receive an advance of $1,000 against royalties of 50% of net receipts to 2,500 copies and 60% of net receipts thereafter for world English digital rights.
  • Retain the copyright and all rights other than the initial digital use (per Galaxy Magazine‘s policy)

Contest deadline: Sept. 2, 2011.

Summer Networking Dinners start next week.  July 5th is full, but you still have time to reserve a spot for July 6th.  There has been a lot of shifting around of editors and agents.  Please check: the latest information.

Still a few spots for the Weekend Writing Retreat September 30 – October 2nd.  Please e-mail me at if you want to reserve a spot.

This week, editor Rebecca Frazer from Sourcebooks/Jabborwacky agreed to come in on November 5th’s Craft Day to do a workshop on picture books.  Editor Cheryl Klein is already schedule to do a workshop on novels.  This is free, but space is limited.

Both Rebecca and Cheryl will be staying for dinner and doing the Mentoring Workshop on Sunday November 6th.  Registration Forms: 

Publishing Industry Changes:

At Penguin Children’s, Nico Medina joined the Grosset & Dunlap/PSS! team as senior managing editor. He returns to Penguin Children’s after working at Egmont USA. Bonnie Bader has taken the role of editor-in-chief for Warne and Early Readers, and Gillian Levinson has been promoted to assistant editor at Razorbill.

Kristin Ostby has joined Albert Whitman & Company as senior editor. She has been a freelance editor, and previously worked at Grosset & Dunlap/Price Stern Sloan.

Talk soon,


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