Thursday, July 8, 2010

Glamour Magazine Seventh Essay Writing Contest

Have an Amazing Real Life Story to Tell?

Then enter Glamour’s Seventh Essay Writing Contest! If you have an inspiring story about a life changing event, an obstacle overcome, a relationship or passion that’s defined you—then we want to read it!

You may see your essay appear in an upcoming issue of Glamour (check out the winner of our 6th annual contest here), and you could win $5000 and a meeting with a top literary agent.

Promotion begins May 10, 2010 12:01PM EST and ends September 15, 2010 11:59 EST (“Promotion Period”). Online entries must be received by 9/15/2010. See complete rules for details.

PRIZE DESCRIPTION. There will be one (1) winner. The prize is a $5,000 cash prize, possible publication of the winning manuscript in an upcoming issue of Glamour (winner understands that Sponsor does not guarantee publication), and the opportunity to speak with a literary agent. The approximate retail value of the prize is $5,000.00

Glamour Magazine

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

WriteOnCon Free Online Conference For YA and Children's Writer's

Here's a free online conference I ran across for those of you who write children's (and YA, too?) books.

From the website:
WriteOnCon is an Online Children’s Writers Conference (rated MC-18, for Main Characters under 18 only) created by writers, for writers.
When: Tuesday – Thursday, August 10 – 12, 2010

Cost: Free!

Who: That’s the best part—it’s for EVERYONE!

WriteOnCon is an online writer's conference for kidlit writers. Registration started on July1st, 2010, and runs from August 10th through August 12th.

Here's a link to the FAQ page, and here you'll find a list of this years presenters (including Editors and Agents).

Visit WriteOnCon website for more info and to register.

Happy Conferencing!

WriteOnCon Childrens and YA Writer's Conference

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Historical Romance Call For Submissions At Liquid Silver Books

Call for Submissions: Historical Romances 2010!

DEADLINE: September 30th, 2010

We're always looking for Historical Romances! Romances can be set in the Regency era, Elizabethan, Gothic, Victorian, French Revolution, European historical, Canadian name a few. If you have a story in the works or already finished that is looking for a home, send them our way!

As always we ask that the stories end with a HEA (Happily Ever After) or HFN (Happy For Now) but the key piece being plot-driven, historically developed and hot and sexy romance.

This call is open to any heat level. All stories will be published as single titles.

* Submissions are open to all authors currently published with Liquid Silver books and those wishing to be published with Liquid Silver Books.
* All works can be new material. Previously published works or works currently part of a series will not be considered.
* All submissions must be exclusive to Liquid Silver Books; if we decline your submission; you are free to submit elsewhere.

Submission requirements:

* Full manuscript in Arial, 12pt saved as RTF.
* Length: 20k – 80K
* Genre: Historical Romance

Heat Level:

* Open to all our current heat levels – Sterling, Liquid and Molten. Please refer to our submission guidelines for further information.

To submit, please send manuscript via email to with CALL FOR SUBMISSION: Historical Romances 2010 in the subject line.

Include your author bio on the first page of your manuscript, attach the MS and a one page snapshot synopsis with your email.

I look forward to reading your submissions!

Liquid Silver Books Website

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