Agents, Publisher and Contests: Who’s looking

Known until now as the goblet of the Infanta Dona Urraca - daughter of Fernando I, King of Leon from 1037 to 1065 - is displayed in the Basilica of San Isidoro in Leon, northern Spain on March 31, 2014. Spanish researchers Margarita Torres and Jose Miguel Ortega River reveal in their book 'The kings of the Grail' that they have found the goblet from which Jesus Christ supposedly sipped during the Last Supper. After a three year hunt begining with Egyptian parchments the two historians claim the mythical object of countless quests in literature and art has actually been lying for nearly a millennium in a basilica in the northwestern Spanish city of Leon.   AFP PHOTO/ CESAR MANSOCESAR MANSO/AFP/Getty Images

Known until now as the goblet of the Infanta Dona Urraca – daughter of Fernando I, King of Leon from 1037 to 1065 – is displayed in the Basilica of San Isidoro in Leon, northern Spain on March 31, 2014. Spanish researchers Margarita Torres and Jose Miguel Ortega River reveal in their book ‘The kings of the Grail’ that they have found the goblet from which Jesus Christ supposedly sipped during the Last Supper. After a three year hunt begining with Egyptian parchments the two historians claim the mythical object of countless quests in literature and art has actually been lying for nearly a millennium in a basilica in the northwestern Spanish city of Leon.   AFP PHOTO/ CESAR MANSOCESAR MANSO/AFP/Getty Images

LARGE PUBLISHERS:

Avon Impulse (imprint of Harper Collins) is looking for new authors of high quality romance novels. This is HC’s digital first imprint – so new authors get a shot not normally afforded! No agent needed, and submission is done online with an easy to follow form.

If your book does well in digital and is over 25,000 words, HC will then do a print run and do a mainstream distribution. Print is under the Avon Romance imprint.

No advances are being paid, but royalties start at 25%. Those increase to 50% after the first 10,000 copies are sold.

Looking specifically for romantic suspense, super sexy contemps, trilogies and historical with a hook.

Do your homework and take advantage of this opportunity. Visit http://www.authorspublish.com/avon-impulse-open-to-submissions/ for all the details and the links to check out the editors and their preferences. You can’t pick one, but you’ll know what they are looking for! Good luck.

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Calling all “Literary Writers” – short stories, essays and poetry! Deadline: August 31.

94 Creations is a printed literary journal that publishes semi-annually. They love gritty and offbeat!

This journal doesn’t want reprints, so only submit original and unpublished material. But, once they’ve published it, your rights revert back to you and you can reprint elsewhere.

For more details, check them out: http://www.94creationsjournal.com/

EDITORS and AGENTS:

CAROL MANN AGENCY
http://carolmannagency.com/
The Carol Mann Agency was established in 1977 and has long been home to highly-regarded writers of fiction and non-fiction. Note the various agents in this agency. You’ll need to review the bio of each agent to determine which one handles your genre or type of book. They cover just about everything.

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ENDEAVOUR PRESS
http://endeavourpress.com/submissions/
Endeavour Press are now accepting submissions from new and established authors. Endeavour Press are looking for works of at least 25,000 words in length, as well as full length books, both fiction and non-fiction, in the following genres: Crime Fiction and Thrillers, History and Historical Fiction, Romance and popular Women’s Fiction.
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BLACK AND WHITE PUBLISHING
http://www.blackandwhitepublishing.com/index.php/infopages/submissions
We accept both solicited and unsolicited manuscripts for fiction, non-fiction and young adult. We are currently NOT accepting poetry or short story submissions. Interested in YA and crime in fiction. Interested in True Crime, Food, Humor, Memoir, and Sports in nonfiction. Separate imprint Itchy Coo is open to children’s books.
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POST MORTEM PRESS
http://www.postmortem-press.com/Submission.php
We are not interested in zombies, werewolves, or vampires. We are interested in unique psychological horror, hard edged or supernatural mysteries, and fast paced thrillers. Post apocalyptic books need to be extraordinary with NO zombies. Sorry, no fan fiction or series books where other books in the same series have been published elsewhere.

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AUGUST AGENCY
http://www.augustagency.com/Submissions.html
We welcome submissions with an emphasis in the following areas: mainstream fiction,    creative nonfiction, narrative nonfiction, memoir, history, biography, business, crime fiction and true crime, including historicals, popular culture, arts & entertainment,  media/current events (seasoned journalists receive special favor here), political & social sciences, academic works, fiction & nonfiction with an international flavor, international authors with works of international significance.

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BRADFORD LITERARY AGENCY
http://www.bradfordlit.com/about/
We are currently acquiring:
Fiction: Romance (historical, romantic suspense, paranormal, category, contemporary, erotic), urban fantasy, women’s fiction, mystery, thrillers, children’s (picture book and middle grade to Natalie Lakosil only) and young adult (please read bios for specific interests). Nonfiction: Business, relationships, biography/ memoir, self-help, parenting, narrative humor, pop culture, illustrated/graphic design, food and cooking, history and social issues. We are NOT currently acquiring: Poetry, screenplays, short stories, westerns, horror, new age, religion.

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CONTESTS:

SOUTHERN GOTHIC REVIVAL ANTHOLOGY SHORT FICTION CONTEST
http://twistedroadpublications.com/contests/
$16 ENTRY FEE.
Southern Gothic means examining the social order of the New South, which we believe is as fragile and the realities behind it as disturbing as anything Faulkner imagined. However, since some of the best stories in the “Gothic” tradition are from outside the region, entries do not necessarily have to be set in the South. Deadline July 15, 2015. 1st place: $500. 2nd place: $250. 3rd place: $100. Limit 6,000 words.

SEQUESTRUM NEW WRITER AWARDS
https://www.sequestrum.org/contests
$15 ENTRY FEE.
Open only to writers who have not yet published a book-length manuscript of fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction. Prose and poetry will be judged separately, with one first-prize winner for each genre. Two first-prize winners (one poetry, one fiction/nonfiction) will receive $200 each, plus publication in our Spring ’16 issue. Runners-up in each genre will be awarded publication and receive payment between $25 and $50. Minimum of two runners-up per genre. Deadline October 15, 2015.

Keep reading, keep writing, and keep submitting! Good luck. Nancy Q.

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About NL Quatrano

Award-winning author, speaker, editor and ghost writer, Nancy owns a full-time editing, writing and specialty publishing business: On-Target Words/WC Publishing. Volunteer/member of professional writing organizations including Florida Writers Assoc., Sisters in Crime, and AWAI. 2010 Professional Woman of the Year by the NAPW. Linked in Editor Pick May 2013. International Women's Leadership Association nominee for Outstanding Leadership 2014.
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