May 2010


Appealing workplaces are to be avoided. One wants a room with no view, so imagination can meet memory in the dark.
Annie Dillard

 Mad Magazine wants you. Or rather, the infamous humor magazine wants writers who can offer up outrageous humor, silly satire and more. The editors accept both art and prose. Pay is high — $500 and up. Find all the writer’s guidelines here.

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First Run Publishing  is a small press out of the UK that publishes both electronic and print editions in the US and the UK.  Though they publish all genres of fiction, the editors are particularly interested at this time in romance, erotic romance and science fiction. Check their submission guidelines here.

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My newest release, Her Mountain Man, is available now from eHarlequin.com, in paperback, large print and ebook formats. The book received a 4-star review from Romantic Times. The book goes on sale in stores June 12, but get your copy now here.

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Keith Publications is another new e-publisher looking for submissions. They publish fiction from 500 to 150,000 words. Right now they’re particularly interested in horror stories, 7000 to 10,000 words, for release this Halloween. Deadline for submissions is June 30. The publisher has two imprints: Wicked Ink Press publishes romance, from sweet to erotica, while Wicked Black Label publishes all varieties of erotica. See their guidelines here.

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Are you interested in writing for Harlequin Teen, Harlequin’s Young Adult imprint? Then check out this podcast of Senior Editor Nataysha Wilson discussing what she’s looking for for the line.

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Don’t miss Brenda Novak’s Annual Online Auction for Diabetes Research beginning May 1st. This is the year the auction is poised to break $1 million. And there are so many cool things up for grabs: an all-expense paid trip to Hawaii from Jane Porter, a Writers for New Orleans package courtesy of Heather Graham, AuthorBuzz promotional services thanks to MJ Rose, Lunch with Diana Gabaldon, Catherine Coulter, Barry Eisler and/or others, and more editor/agent evaluations than ever before. New this year is a writing contest via which you could win a 6-month mentorship with Brenda that includes guaranteed reads from her agent and editor. Register at http://brendanovak.auctionanything.com The person who places the highest number of bids in the first week (whether that person actually ends up winning any of the auction items or not) will receive an iPad! 

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Substitute “damn” every time you’re inclined to write “very”; your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.”                                                                                                           Mark Twain

Redstone Science Fiction will reopen to submissions June 1 -15 only. The magazine publishes science fiction (“post cyber-punk to new space opera”) 750 to 4000 words. Payment is 5 cents a word. They also accept reprints at 1 cent a word. Follow their submission guidelines.

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According to feedback from the Romantic Times Convention, two Harlequin lines eager for submissions these days are Harlequin Presents and Love Inspired Romantic Suspense. Presents releases 12 titles each month. The books are 50,000 words, with contemporary settings, highly emotional stories with intense conflict and sizzling sexual attraction. For more information, see their guidelines.

Love Inspired Romantic Suspense stories are 55,000 to 60,000 words, featuring contemporary Christian characters facing challenges to their faith, in contemporary romantic suspense stories.  Four titles per month. See their guidelines.

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My newest release, Her Mountain Man, is available now from eHarlequin.com, in paperback, large print and ebook formats. The book received a 4-star review from Romantic Times, which said  “When mountain climber Paul Teasdale finds the body of Sierra Winston’s father on Mount McKinley 12 years after his death, magazine writer Sierra travels to Colorado to interview him for an article. Attracted to Paul, Sierra fights her feelings, unwilling to once again offer her love to a man who will continuously risk his life climbing the world’s highest peaks. Paul’s climbing is his way of reaffirming his life after surviving cancer as a child, but he learns that Sierra makes him feel just as alive as climbing does. Myers offers a fascinating peek into the world of mountain climbing. Her use of description is wonderful, with explanations seamlessly woven in.” The book goes on sale in stores June 12, but get your copy now here.

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Don’t miss Brenda Novak’s Annual Online Auction for Diabetes Research beginning May 1st. This is the year the auction is poised to break $1 million. And there are so many cool things up for grabs: an all-expense paid trip to Hawaii from Jane Porter, a Writers for New Orleans package courtesy of Heather Graham, AuthorBuzz promotional services thanks to MJ Rose, Lunch with Diana Gabaldon, Catherine Coulter, Barry Eisler and/or others, and more editor/agent evaluations than ever before. New this year is a writing contest via which you could win a 6-month mentorship with Brenda that includes guaranteed reads from her agent and editor. Register at http://brendanovak.auctionanything.com The person who places the highest number of bids in the first week (whether that person actually ends up winning any of the auction items or not) will receive an iPad!
 
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Feel free to share information from this blog with others. All I ask is that you give me credit and provide a link to the blog. Thank you.