Open Submissions for Unagented Manuscripts at Tinder Press

If you have already completed a fiction manuscript or collection of short stories there’s still time to submit to Tinder Press before the deadline of March 15th. Here’s what they say: Headline imprint Tinder Press will celebrate two years of publishing by opening submissions for unagented manuscripts for two weeks in March. […] ‘At Tinder […]

JCC 2014 Highlights

Thank you, to the writers, editors, publishers, agents, and book professionals who helped to make 2014 the most exhilarating, exciting, productive year for JC Consultancy. Highlights of 2014: Working on 27 books, each at a different stage of development Expanding the network of editors accepting submissions from JCC to include Polygon; Canongate; Penguin Opening to […]

Éireann Lorsung on Creative Productivity and Fear of Failure

As a writer, what holds you back from completing your novel? What are you afraid of? I urge you to listen to Éireann Lorsung’s terrific talk, given at the University of Iowa Summer Writing Festival, on the links between creativity and writing, fear of failure and unproductivity. For first time novelists, especially, she speaks to […]

Call for Manuscripts from Killer Reads

Crime or thriller writer? Is your manuscript complete? Take a look at Killer Reads, the new digital crime and thriller imprint from HarperCollins. Here’s what they’re looking for: We are on the lookout for commercial crime and thrillers ranging from police procedurals, to psychological thrillers, to high-concept thrillers and beyond. We are looking for fantastic […]

Call for Fiction Submissions from Jonathan Cape

Fiction Writers! Novels, Novellas, Short Stories & Graphic-novels Submit the first 50 pages of your manuscript to Jonathan Cape in June [1-30th] for the opportunity of being published by an established literary publisher. **Complete manuscripts and work-in-progress eligible for entry.** Here’s the full text of the call on their website: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS From 1–30 […]

The WoMentoring Project

NEWS!!! I’m pleased to announce my involvement with a new initiative called The WoMentoring Project, which is being organised by the author Kerry Hudson. The project is bringing together women writers, agents, and editors, to offer free mentoring to up and coming female writers. Details of the project and how to apply are given below […]

Amy Einhorn Interview at P&W

From Poets &Writers Michael Szczerban is to be congratulated on this insightful, packed interview with Amy Einhorn, the editor of Amy Einhorn Books (an imprint of Putnam at Random House Group) in the current issue of Poets & Writers. His questions tease out the important facts about editing that beginning writers overlook in their eagerness […]