News: 1 Call for Submissions & 2 Publisher-Sponsored Contests

posted 5/29/13

Dear Readers…

Summer seems to be bringing out the editors! In today’s post I share news about two publisher-sponsored contests and a call for submissions for a new imprint. Check out the rest of the post for details on these opportunities.

Heads up: I post news like this and other publishing happenings on the DearEditor.com Facebook page and DearEditor.com Google+ page. If you haven’t already “Liked” the page, consider checking it out. I do my best to keep the news and inspirational items flowing there.

Happy submitting!
The Editor

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Picture book contest: LEE & LOW BOOKS announces its 14th annual “New Voices Award” for a children’s picture book manuscript by a writer of color. The winner receives a cash prize of $1000 and a standard publication contract. An Honor Award winner will receive a cash prize of $500. Click here to check out the Lee & Low Books announcement page.

Young Adult & New Adult fiction call for submissions: BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING is announcing their new digital-only imprint Bloomsbury Spark with a call for YA and NA submissions. Bloomsbury Spark will publish fiction eBooks for teen, YA, and new adult readers. Its list will feature multiple genres: romance, contemporary, dystopian, paranormal, sci-fi, mystery, thriller, and more. The inaugural list launches in Autumn 2013. Click here for Bloomsbury Spark’s submission guidelines and email addresses.

New Adult fiction Pitch Contest: NA ALLEY, a blog for writers of New Adult fiction by writers of New Adult fiction, is hosting a Pitch Contest with Senior Editorial Director Karen Grove and Assistant Editor Nicole Steinhaus from Embrace, the New Adult line from Entangled Publishing. Entangled is interested in “submissions of any genre with main characters aged 18 to 24. ‘We’re looking for strong voices, characters who jump off the page, and unusual twists to stories. Fresh. Exciting. Bold.’” The contest starts June 5 at 1pm PST and closes June 12 at 11:59pm PST. To enter, you will be required to submit via comment at the NA Alley blog. Your manuscript must be complete and polished, and it must fall into the New Adult category. Check out the NA Alley Pitch Contest announcement post for details about what to include in the comment.

Good luck!

P.S. For more on this topic, read New Adult Fiction, News, Picture Books, Submissions, Teen/Middle Grade Fiction, Uncategorized
Comments to "News: 1 Call for Submissions & 2 Publisher-Sponsored Contests" | Add a Comment
    1. Donna Hole wrote (on 05/29/13 at 8:37 pm) :

      This is awesome. I have some friends to send this to.

      ……..dhole

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      The Editor replied (on 05/29/13 at 9:02 pm) :

      Excellent!

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    2. Karen Grove wrote (on 05/30/13 at 12:30 am) :

      Thanks for the mention, Deborah! We are hoping to see some great pitches!

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      The Editor replied (on 06/11/13 at 1:10 pm) :

      Hope it goes well for you, Karen. What a great opportunity!

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    3. Connie Goldsmith wrote (on 05/30/13 at 10:16 pm) :

      Dear Deborah: Clicking on the line doesn’t work for me either on gmail or Comcast. Is there anyway you can post the actual URL? Going to the website doesn’t help as they say they don’t take submissions.

      Thanks very much. Connie

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      The Editor replied (on 06/11/13 at 1:09 pm) :

      Connie, can you let me know more precisely what you need? I clicked on all the blue links and they work for me.

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    4. Jess Lawson wrote (on 05/31/13 at 7:13 am) :

      This is fabulous news! I hope it’s okay that I directed people to your website on my blog. Going to tweet this post now 🙂

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      The Editor replied (on 06/11/13 at 1:09 pm) :

      Thanks for spreading the news!

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