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Sunday, February 19, 2012

New & Emerging Author Opportunities

Do you have a young adult historical fiction romance with fantasy elements or other cross genre elements? Pugalicious Press is looking for short stories to include in their first e-book YA anthology, titled Timeless!

If your short story is  between 3000 and 7500 words and fits into the genre of YA historical romance they want to read it. They would love if you story included any of the following elements: steampunk, fantasy, magic, or adventure. They ask that you follow the guidelines below:

  1. Submit the whole manuscript to pugaliciouspress (at) gmail (dot) com, as a Word .doc file (no .docx) by March 30, 2012, with the subject heading: submission–YA anthology.
  2. Please include a bio, publishing credits if any, and a synopsis.
Since so many of you were asking, They've posted the minimum offering on the payment and royalties for this anthology: $25.00 at time of publication, plus 10% royalty and they are asking for first e-book and printing rights for two years.

Inside info: They are only going to take seven authors and are splitting the royalty 70% authors (hence 10% per author)/30% publisher (to cover costs). This a great opportunity for new authors to get published.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Wanted For Blazing to #1 Bestseller

A MG historical novel about 12 year-old Robyn who yearns for red-hot crucibles full of molten bronze and the roaring fires of her father's foundry. Robyn’s life changes forever the day she accidentally sets fire to the foundry,  burning it to the ground and causes her father to go up in a blaze.

Hapenny Magick by Jennifer Carson

Hapenny MagickHapenny Magick by Jennifer Carson

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved this story! The illustrations are wonderful.

Maewyn may be the smallest of the small, but she has so much heart and determination on her side. When she learns the terrible secret to her brutally mean guardian, and finds out that she has magick she finds two wizards to teach her how to use it to protect the villagers she loves. Through all of her travails, Maewyn learns about friendship and family and sacrifice.

Beautifully written. If you enjoy fairytales, then you'll enjoy Hapenny Magick!

For more about Jennifer, go to her website.

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