Archive for December, 2011

Amazon Breakthrough Contest Gotchas

December 29, 2011 3 comments

Amazon and Penguin are sponsoring a contest for unpublished or self-published writers.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.

Self pubbed Author Gets Guardian Review

December 24, 2011 Leave a comment

Click here for an article on how Nick Parker’s self-published book got a review in The Guardian.

Happy Holidays.

List of Top Independent Book Distributors

December 22, 2011 1 comment

If you’re a small publisher, indie or self-published author, this resource from John Kremer will be a fabulous addition to your resources kit.

To get the list, click here.

NY Literary Agent Seeks Book Submissions

December 19, 2011 2 comments

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,, for more information. Queries may be sent to: Be sure to paste the first ten pages of your manuscript in the body of your email. Attachments will not be opened.

My Book Short-Listed For Tibor Jones Prize

December 15, 2011 7 comments

Got word today that my book, Tell A Thousand Lies, has been shortlisted for the Tibor Jones South Asia Prize for unpublished manuscripts.



Scriptapalooza, The Screenplay Competition

December 13, 2011 Leave a comment

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.

Opportunity for Travel Related Writing

December 12, 2011 Leave a comment
Literary Bohemian is looking for great, travel-related poetry, postcard prose and travelogue! Please check their submissions guidelines: