Monday, September 24, 2012

Writing Competition and Un-Agented Story Submission Details

Are you an aspiring author? Do you have a manuscript waiting to be read? To be published?

Two events may be of interest to you:
  1. America's Next Author contest
  2. Harper Voyager call for Sci-Fi submissions.
America's Next Author contest is sponsored by Authors can submit one entry in any genre between September 12, 2012 and November 27, 2012. Grand prize is $5,000! Two additional prizes of $500 will also be awarded. See the web site for information on terms and rules for the contest.

Inspired by American Idol, author's stories will be voted on by readers and judges. Elimination rounds begin in October. Good luck!

Harper Voyager, HarperCollins' science fiction and fantasy imprint will accept un-agented manuscripts from October 1 through October 14, 2012.. This opportunity gives aspiring authors the chance to have their manuscripts read by the folks at Harper Voyager.  Voyager is looking for adult and young adult submissions "in the epic fantasy, science fiction, urban fantasy, horror, dystopia and supernatural genres." See their web site for submission details, rules and terms.

Best wishes writers!

Please let us know if you enter a story!


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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Me Too, Tim Cusack's new book available soon

Fun. Honest. Real.  And now published author!

Tim Cusack, national inspirational and motivational speaker based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, has completed his first book, Me Too, Extraordinary, Everyday Stories that Connect Us. Audiences have long asked for his book... and soon they will have it.

Tim's book will print at Color House Graphics, a Grand Rapids based book manufacturer. Here are a few pictures of Tim touring the shop with Ken Postema, President of Color House Graphics.
Tim and Ken at the plate maker. Plates are used in off-set printing.


Tim and Ken in the digital press room.

Tim's book will be available early October from his web site and

Congratulations, Tim!

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Sunday, September 16, 2012

Travels with Pierre: He's Published!

Pierre Thomure is the adorable traveling teddy bear of Karen Thomure of Lowell, Michigan. He was the inspiration of Karen's first book: Travels with Pierre: Basque France. Pierre tells the tale of his adventures in quaint villages and historic sites in Basque France.

Karen created the page layouts using her original mixed media artwork. Vibrant water color scenes combine with sketches, drawings, and a few photographs of the region to make beautiful pages. Readers can visit the region alongside Pierre.

Karen's book is available in Lowell, currently. You can read an earlier post detailing Karen's journey to print here.

Future Travels With Pierre are in the works. Have your maps handy and stay tuned!
Pierre and Karen

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To your books,

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Travels with Pierre ready to PRINT

You might remember meeting Pierre last summer. He is the globe-trotting teddy bear of Karen Thomure.  His European escapades are now ready for print.

Congratulations, Karen!

We'll keep you updated on Pierre's new travels in the book world. You can read the original post on Pierre here.

Do you have a story in you? We can help you.

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