Mulholland Books is a new crime fiction imprint from publisher Little, Brown, set to launch in Spring 2011. John Schoenfelder will edit the new line, which plans to publish 24 books a year by 2012 — one paperback and one hard cover each month. The line plans to publish “crime novels, thrillers, police procedurals, spy stories, even supernatural suspense.”  Learn more here.

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Her Mountain Man is in stores now. Get your copy before they’re gone.

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Urban Fantasy meets the Roaring 20s in a new anthology, Speakeasy, from Australian publisher Twelth Planet Press. The editors are looking for dark fantasy stories between 2500 and 7500 words. These stories can feature vampires, werewolves, magic, and other urban fantasy elements. The dealine for entries is September 30, 2010. Read the submission guidelines here.

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Cheerios Cereal is holding a contest for children’s fiction authors. Submit your original, unpublished children’s story targeted at children ages 3 to 8 for a chance at the grand prize of $5000 cash and a possible publishing contract from Simon & Schuster. Two first prizes of $1000 will also be awarded. Deadline to enter is July 15. Read all about it here.

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