Amazon and Penguin are sponsoring a contest for unpublished or self-published writers. But there are a few things to be aware of, and the Passive Guy provides some insights. Click here for details.
Click here for an article on how Nick Parker’s self-published book got a review in The Guardian.
Happened to come across this on Craigslist.Hopefully it’ll be of use to someone:
Erin Harris, a literary agent at the Irene Skolnick Literary Agency in Manhattan, seeks book submissions in the following areas: literary novels with compelling plots and international settings, thrillers, mysteries, and noirs, especially starring strong female protagonists, and YA and Middle Grade novels that transport her to magical places. Please visit the company website, http://www.skolnickagency.com, for more information. Queries may be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to paste the first ten pages of your manuscript in the body of your email. Attachments will not be opened.
Got word today that my book, Tell A Thousand Lies, has been shortlisted for the Tibor Jones South Asia Prize for unpublished manuscripts. https://www.facebook.com/TJSAprize.
Scriptapalooza, the annual screenplay writing competition, with its prize money of $10,000, is back.
Contests will have their individual entries read by more than 90 leading filmmakers, production companies and literary agencies. In addition, Scriptapalooza will offer its full support to the winner; finalists and semifinalists of the screenwriting challenge by promoting each work for one year after the winners’ announcement.
Deadline Jan 5, 2012.
Click here for details.
In a blog post titled ‘Eisler & Konrath vs. Hachette’, the titans of self-publishing demolish the claims Hachette made about the state of the publishing industry in an internally circulated memo.
Click here for their lively post.
I came across a great post this morning which lists a lot of contests for fiction, flash fiction, script writing etc. Click here to get to Donna Newton’s blog.