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Telephone Books launch young adult fiction novel
Manchester’s Red Telephone Books want a talented author of young adult
fiction to join them in 2011.
The company, which has recently published Alex Smith’s debut novel
Calling For Angels, aims to nurture and develop new writers in the YA genre.
We now require another exceptional author to add to our roster.
Your submission should include three separate documents:
- the first 5,000 words of your completed novel;
- a 500-word synopsis of your novel;
- your 50-word biography
The entry fee is £10 and
the deadline for submissions is midnight, December 31, 2011.
Further information for entrants can be found at http://theredtelephone.co.uk/2011YANovelCompetition.aspx
1st Place - Publication of your novel by Red Telephone Books,
including full support through the editing process,
plus pre- and post-launch marketing
2nd Place – A full critique of your novel from the editor
3rd Place – A light critique of your novel from the editor
Red Telephone Books
Formed in 2009, Red Telephone Books is an imprint of Bridge House
Publishing, based in Manchester (UK). We have published three novels in the
Young Adult genre to date.
Red Telephone novels are edited by Gill James, the author of over 30
published titles and a lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of
Salford, with support from publicist Oliver Wright, a first class English
graduate (University of Manchester).
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magazine seeks poetry submissions
Abridged, the poetry/art magazine, is looking for submissions for its Desire and Dust issue. A maximum of
three poems may be submitted of any length. Art can be up to A4 size and can be in
any media. It should be at least 300 dpi. Submissions can be emailed to
firstname.lastname@example.org or posted to:
c/o The Verbal Arts Centre
Stable Lane and Mall Wall
Closing date for submissions is September
Abridged is Gregory McCartney (Project Coordinator) and Maria Campbell (Editor)
and is supported by the Arts Council of N. Ireland.
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hosts fifteenth annual short fiction contest
Zoetrope: All-Story is hosting its fifteenth annual short fiction contest
with National Book Award finalist Jim Shepard judging. Monetary prizes are
as follows: first; $1000, second; $500, and third; $250. The three
prizewinners, along with seven honorable mentions, will be considered for
representation by William Morris Endeavor, ICM, Regal Literary, the Elaine
Markson Literary Agency, Inkwell Management, Sterling Lord
Literistic, Aitken Alexander Associates, Barer Literary, the Gernert Company, and the
Georges Borchardt Literary Agency.
Unpublished stories of up to 5,000 words
must be submitted by October 3, 2011, at 11:59 P.M. PDT via the submission
tool on the contest website at www.all-story.com/contests.cgi. Multiple
submissions are welcome ($15/entry), as are submissions from outside the
United States. Complete guidelines are available at the website.
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Wylie-Merrick Literary Agency
closes – launches eBook publisher
After twelve years, the Wylie-Merrick Literary Agency
has closed in order for the agents to concentrate on their
new venture, Ampichellis Ebooks.
This move mirrors a pattern
of literary agencies shifting into electronic publishing,
with other players such as Ed
Brown and Blake
Friedman also taking an interest in this area (see fwn98).
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Moonrakers Writers Circle/Workshop
Moonrakers Writers Circle/Workshop
is offering a chance for writers to learn short story and article writing, and mix with other writers gaining more experience.
They will be starting up an Evening Writers Circle/Workshop fortnightly on Wednesdays at the Corfe Mullen Community
Centre, Corfe Mullen, Wimborne, Dorset, startingSeptember
7, 2011, 8 to 10 p.m.
writers should phone
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