Posted by: Kathy Temean | January 31, 2013

The Great Tumblr and Chronicle Book Search


What happens when the great minds of Tumblr and Chronicle Books unite? A unicorn is born! Wait, no. Awesome Tumblrs like F*ck! I’m in My Twenties and Dads Are the Original Hipsters become hilarious books.

And now, it could be your turn.

We’re looking for the next big humor book idea. This is your chance to get your idea in front of our editors.

Here’s how it works. Pitch us your laugh-out-loud funny book idea using Tumblr. You can use text, photos, animated gifs, artwork, videos—just get our attention. Then our editors will judge the entries and choose a grand-prize winner whose idea will be considered for publication. You may use an existing Tumblr or create a new Tumblr to illustrate your book idea. Just remember: we’re looking for humor.


To enter, tag a post “Tumblr Book Search” and include:

1)      The title of your humor book

2)      A written synopsis of  your idea (200 words or less)

3)      Examples of the book’s concept (can be photos, animated gifs, artwork, video, text, or any media supported by Tumblr)

Then, hop over here to give us your basic contact information and the link to your post.

Hurry, the contest ends 2/28/2013. Read the official rules and submit your Tumblr entry now!

1 Grand Prize:

  • Book idea considered for publication
  • $300 of Chronicle books
  • Your Tumblr featured on Tumblr Tuesday
  • Feedback session with a Chronicle Books editor
  • Feedback session with Rachel Fershleiser, Tumblr’s Director of Literary Outreach and co-creator of the New York Times Bestselling Six-Word Memoir Book Series
  • And more!

3 Runners-Up:

  • $100 of Chronicle books
  • Written critique from Chronicle Books editors
  • Feedback session with Rachel Fershleiser

Questions? Email

Talk soon,



  1. You know, I’ve heard of Tumblr, but never really understood what it is! I really should check it out. This sounds like a great opportunity I probably can’t take advantage of! lol


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