“Every writer I know has trouble writing.” ~Joseph Heller


MountainbetweencoversmallI’m very happy to share that The Mountain Between Us is a finalist for the 2014 Colorado Book Award for genre fiction. Winners will be announced in June. The first book in this series, The View From Here, won the 2013 Colorado Book Award.


Pelican Book Group is launching a new line of Christian New Adult romances. The line, to be called Pelican Pure Amore, is open for a limited time to unagented authors, who may submit their work via an online submission form. Editors are looking for sweet romances featuring characters ages 21 and 33. Characters must never have been married before, and at least one of them must be a virgin.”The hero and heroine will exhibit traditional Christian values but also should be three-dimensional and therefore exhibit flaws as well as virtues.” Manuscripts should be 40,000 to 45,000 words. Find their detailed writer’s guidelines here.


MeeGenius, the top-selling ebook ap for children 2-8, is looking for book manuscripts geared toward this age group. Manuscripts should be 15-20 pages, with 20-70 words per page. You do not need to illustrate the work, but you may include illustration descriptions/suggestions. Find more submission details and see a sample manuscript here.


Musa Publishing is now accepting online submissions. Submissions should include a query letter, synopsis, and the first 20 pages of your manuscript.  Musa is accepting submissions for all its lines, as well as for a shared-world project,The Darkside Codex. To learn more about this project, and to see the preferences of some of the Musa editors, go here.  Musa is a royalty-paying e-publisher that publishes stories in a variety of genres, including romance, horror, science fiction, historical fiction, young adult, new adult, GLBTQ, mystery and more, from 15,000 words and up.


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