Posted by: Kathy Temean | July 7, 2021

Book Winners – Kudos – Opportunity – Industry Changes

BOOK WINNERS:

Kristen REDBIRD won BEACH TOYS VS. SCHOOL SUPPLIES by Mike Ciccotello

Adillustion won NEMESIS AND THE SWAN by Lindsay K. Bandy

Claire Lordon won LULU & ROCKY in Rocky Mountain National Park by Barbara Koosse

Please send me you name and addresses, so I can arrange for you to receive your book. 

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IF YOU HAVE PUBLISHED A BOOK AND WOULD LIKE TO BE FEATURED WITH A BOOK GIVEAWAY ON WRITING AND ILLUSTRATING. THERE ARE A FEW OPEN SPOTS.

IF INTERESTED PLEASE EMAIL ME AT: kathy(dot)temean(@)hotmail(dot)com

Please put Book Giveaway Feature in the Subject Area. Thanks!

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KUDOS:

NIGHT BAZAAR VENICE won as finalist in the international Shirley Jackson Awards.

 In a different contest NIGHT BAZAAR VENICE won for Best cover design in that competition.

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ANTHOLOGY OPPORTUNITY:

Scare Street is a horror publishing company dedicated to helping fellow horror lovers experience sleepless nights. We’ve been around since September 2015 and have published 200+ e-book and paperback titles along with 150+ audiobooks (and counting!).

They are accepting submissions for short horror stories with a focus on ghosts, the supernatural, paranormal, monsters, and dark tales to be included in our Night Terrors anthologies. Each anthology will consist of ~65,000 words.

Unpublished short stories must be 3,000-7,000 words. These stories will be published in e-book, print, and audio formats in English within 6 months after the submissions close date. Based on reader reception, we may also publish them in e-book, print, and audio formats in German and Spanish.

HERE’S WHAT THEY’RE LOOKING FOR:

    • Unpublished short stories with 3,000-7,000 words (we will consider stories that are slightly outside the word count range)
    • Manuscript must be written using American English spelling and terminology
    • We go for stories that are dark, literary; we are looking for the creepy, the weird and the unsettling
    • Stories with clever, but logical twists at the end
    • New ideas and unusual writing styles, but without falling into traps of contrivance and cliché
    • Stories showing more of the action rather than just telling the reader what happens
    • Believable dialogues and minimal use of dialects/slang

Straightforward payment. Thee pay $10 for every 1,000 words prorated, $50 for every 5,000 words prorated, and so on. Payment will be sent by the e-book publication date. There’s no waiting for royalties to trickle in, or confusion over whether you’ll get paid and for what amount.

DEADLINE
Submissions will be accepted from July 1, 2021 through July 30, 2021 11:59PM PST.

FOR MORE DETAILS AND SUBMISSION FORM – CLICK HERE.

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INDUSTRY CHANGES:

Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency:

Bre Stephens has been promoted to associate literary agent.

Random House Children’s:

Katy Miller has joined as managing editor, moving over from her role as associate managing editor for Random House. Emily Hoffman has been promoted to assistant managing editor.

Sterling Lord Literistic:

Chris Combemale has been promoted to associate agent.
Amy Li has joined as associate editor. She was previously at McGraw Hill Professional.

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Talk tomorrow,

Kathy


Responses

  1. Congrats to all the winners! 😀

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  2. Congrats, winners! Thanks, Kathy. 🙂

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