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Monday, June 15, 2009


Gemini Magazine Short Short Story Contest

Entry Fee: None

Grand Prize: $100 and publication in the October Issue of Gemini.

1,000 words or less (excluding title & byline).Any style, any theme.

Open to anyone.

Deadline: August 31, 2009.


To all my horror-writing buddies (and CPs) ;o)

Fresh Blood Contest

Leisure Books, the company “leading the way in publishing paperback horror,”* is partnering with Rue Morgue magazine in association with horror fiction web site ChiZine, to present “Fresh Blood,” a new writing contest specifically for unpublished horror authors. The winner will receive a contract for publication in Leisure’s 2011 lineup, as well as a contract from ChiZine Publications for a limited-edition hardcover release, also in 2011.

Leisure is looking for finished horror novel manuscripts, either supernatural or non-supernatural, of 80,000–90,000 words. A panel of experts, including Leisure Executive Editor Don D’Auria and editors at ChiZine, will judge entries. The finalists will be announced in November 2009.

From December through July 2010, monthly competitions in categories such as “Best Summary,” “Best First Line,” “Best Title,” and “Most Frightening Scene” will run on Readers will have the opportunity to vote for their favorites, and after each deadline, entries with the fewest votes will be eliminated.

The winner will be announced in August 2010 at Rue Morgue’s Festival of Fear in Toronto, Canada, as well as on the Leisure and ChiZine web sites.

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There's a brand new romance publisher in town. It is run by Kassia Krozser. Some of you may know Ms Krozser from Booksquare.

Galaxy Express (run by Heather Massey) broke the news the other day with a link for a great interview with Kassia Krozser conducted by Ciar Cullen.

Quartet Press looks pretty polished to me. If you are looking for a publisher, you might want to pay them a visit.

Quartet Press

Quartet Press is currently accepting queries for all genres of romance fiction, including erotic romance. We will also consider other genre fiction, provided the story contains a strong romantic plot thread. At this time, we are particularly interested in queries for erotic romance and romantic suspense.


Heather Massey said...

Thanks for the linkage, Maria! It'll be interesting to see what happens with Quartet Press.

Maria Zannini said...

You're welcome, Heather. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for QP's success. They seem quite professional.