A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit.” Richard Bach


Adventure Publications  is a Minnesota-based small press that has been in business for over 24 years as a publisher of nonfiction outdoor books. In 2013 they’re going to launch of series of outdoor/wilderness mysteries and they’re actively seeking manuscripts. They’re looking for series similar to those by authors Nevada Barr, C.J. Box and Beth Groundwater. Submit a query, first chapter and synopsis, as well as information about series potential. Books will be produced in both print and ebook formats. They accept both agented and unagented authors. Find all the details here.


Spencer Hill Press, a publisher of young adult, new adult and middle adult science fiction, urban fantasy and paranormal fiction, is open to unagented submissions for the month of December. Send your query and the first ten pages of your manuscript in the body of an email. All books are published in print and digital format. Find all the details here.


Workers Write is an anthology seeking fiction, 500 to 5,000 words, told from a driver’s POV — stories of anyone who works behind the wheel — tax drivers, construction workers, even racecar drivers. Payment is $5 to $50. Get the scoop here.


Oh, Sandy! is an anthology of humorous fiction, the proceeds of which will go to help victims of Hurricane Sandy. If you have a humorous story of 3,000 words or less about surviving a disaster, living through a hurricane, or living in New Jersey, your work could help those who are still recovering from the storm. Submissions will be accepted until December 31, 2012. Find the details here.


Book News: The Woman Who Loved Jesse James is a December Deal all month long at Amazon. Download a copy for your Kindle or the Kindle ap on your phone or computer, for only $1.99. TheWomanWhoLovedJesseJames-screen

The View From Here, the first in my new series set in Colorado (think Northern Exposure comes to the Colorado Rockies.” It’s available in print and as an ebook for Kindle and Nook.

Finally, if you’re looking for a Christmas read, I have a romantic western novella available. The Christmas Quilt is only 99 cents at Amazon and Barnes and Noble.


As always, feel free to share this information with others, reprint it, repost it and pass it along. All I ask is that you give me credit as the source. Thank you. Cindi Myers