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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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re: Happy Holidays!

posted 12/24/12

Dear Readers…

With this post, I bid you farewell for the rest of the year. DearEditor.com will be back in January with more questions and answers about the craft and business of publishing. See you in 2013.

Happy writing!
The Editor

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re: Free Giveaway of Writing Young Adult Fiction For Dummies & Guest Post by The Editor

posted 9/17/12

Dear Readers…

Laura Howard of the blog Finding Bliss has just posted a free giveaway of Writing Young Adult Fiction For Dummies to go along with a guest post by The Editor. To learn about “chunking” your revision as well as the details of the giveaway, visit ow.ly/dLkfr.

Good luck!

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re: Life after an Editor Calls You an Idiot

posted 4/23/12

Dear Editor…

Writers Digest asked Robopaclypse author Daniel H. Wilson how he got his agent. His answer? “I wrote a query letter to an editor — a friend of a friend. The editor called me an idiot, told me never to contact an editor directly, and then recommended three literary agents he had worked with before. Laurie Fox was one of them, and I’ve never looked back.” So, do NOT contact an editor directly nowadays?

Sincerely,
Kate

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re: Did That TV Show Just Kill My Book?

posted 11/30/11

Dear Editor…

I just pitched my book as “Glee meets West Side Story” to an editor, who loved the idea. Yesterday, I read that Glee is doing WSS. I’ve never even watched the show. What do I do? Is my novel dead? I’ve been working on it for three years.

Sincerely,
Cathy

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re: Happy Thanksgiving!

posted 11/18/11

Dear Readers…

The Editor realizes that next week will be full of vacation, family, and food. Hopefully, you’ll spend some time with your WIP, too. In the interest of not contributing to the massive backlog of emails that will likely greet you upon your return to the regular grind, The Editor will take Thanksgiving week off. (Plus, she’s got vacation, family, and food plans, too!) Look for the next DearEditor.com post on November 29.

Best wishes for a safe holiday.

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re: Verifying a (Novel) Novel Idea

posted 2/2/11

Dear Editor…

How do I tell if my novel’s basic premise is unique, and how can I research to see what other books have been published similar to my new idea? I’ve heard some editors do this for marketing purposes and in-house meeting proposals, so they must have SOME way of going about it!

Thanks!

Carol

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re: Happy Holidays

posted 12/20/10

Dear Readers…

With Christmas just days away, I am officially doffing my editor’s hat in favor of a warm, red Mrs. Santa cap. I will switch hats again on Monday and field a new writing question. Until then, my best wishes for a happy holiday full of family, fun, and stockings bulging with writing supplies.

The Editor

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NEWSFLASH: One Week to Phone In Questions to the Editor

posted 11/11/10

Dear Readers…

Have you emailed a question that The Editor hasn’t gotten to yet? Been mulling something but haven’t asked? Now’s your chance to phone that question in to The Editor—for a short time, anyway. Read on for details….

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