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Hej everyone,

I have written a couple of shorts (sci-fi, some fantasy) in English, ranging from 1,000 to 15,000 words. Now I'd like to send them to American and UK publishing companies.

Does anybody have a good idea where to send them or how to proceed? I normally just send one page containing a synopsis, a 3-sentence extract, and some intel on wordcount, genre, and whatnot. But for more than one story?

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Amazon is offering a free 1 year subscription to Amazon Prime (Free 2 day shipping, $3.99 overnight shipping): http://amzn.to/bSH8jP

This is being marketed towards college students but all you need is a valid .edu email address, so teachers and alumni can benefit from this too!

Now is a time that I wish I was still in college. Oh well, what can you do?

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I am looking into ways to break into the radio and newspapers for www.darkfaithanthology.com

What do you guys do to garner exposure for your books?

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Apex traffic has doubled from January to June. We have two ad squares remaining @ $25 each for one month. Email me at mge@apexbookcompany.com if you are interested.

I was recently promoted to the marketing director. This is new for me. I've been posting in the community off and on for a while. If this isn't a fit here, just let me know.
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I am searching for a genre/literary fiction awards database. The idea is that I will find a location send novels/anthologies off to for consideration. Do you have a direction to point me in?
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First, you can preview Dark Faith.

Jennifer Pelland's Dark Faith Devotion is up.

Also don't forget the Dark Faith Twitter contest that is running until Sunday.

Lavie Tidhar has a serial novella starting today at Apex There is a donation button up under the story. It will be there for each installment of the series. The money donated for each installment goes directly to Lavie. This is the first time Apex has offered a crowdfunding piece. I am very excited about this.

Please go check these things out and boost the signal if you are so moved.

Since this is the book publishing community, I thought you might like to share some additional marketing ideas or maybe discuss what Apex is doing to promote the anthology, pluse what contributors can do to get involved.
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hello, everyone...i'm writing a historical novel about a shipwreck, and was wondering if someone on here could point me to an editor and a publisher? i'd like to get the book published sometime this year, the research is almost complete.
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When I began working on my anthology Kicked Out just over two years ago I got a lot of support from the LGBTQ communities here on LJ. This community connected me with incredible writers, many of whom became contributors to this unique book, and I feel thrilled two years later to be able to return and share the great news that Kicked Out an anthology of current and former homeless LGBTQ youth is coming out this month. The pre-sale began this morning (see info bellow) and is a great deal, anyone who buys a copy of Kicked Out will receive any other Homofactus Press book for FREE!

Kicked Out has been a dream of mine; I first began dreaming of this book in a small town Oregon library, 2 days after having been kicked out for the final time. I had no idea that nearly 10 years later I would be here having the immense honor of having been responsible for organizing, and shepherding a book of this magnitude into reality.  Compiled within this book are 31 of the most brave, and talented writers I have ever met. We range in age from youth currently living on the streets to individuals who have been out for decades. We are a diverse bunch, united under this common experience, and our resolve that current and future generations of homeless LGBTQ youth will know that they are not alone in this experience.

In the U.S., 40% of homeless youth identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer (LGBTQ). Kicked Out published by Homofactus Press tells these forgotten stories of some of our nation’s most vulnerable citizens. Diverse contributors share stories of survival and abuse with poignant accounts of the sanctuary of community and the power of creating chosen families. Kicked Out highlights the nuanced perspectives of national organizations such as The National Gay & Lesbian Task Force and The National Alliance Against Homelessness and regional agencies, including Sylvia’s Place, The Circus Project and Family Builders. This anthology introduced by Judy Shepard, gives voice to the voiceless and challenges the stereotypical face of homelessness.  To learn more visit us online at KickedOutAnthology.com

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HAPPY 2010


Buy one copy of Kicked Out and receive any other Homofactus Press title FREE! click here for details!

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Thank you so much for all of your support over the years, and please forward information about the release to anyone you think might be interested! 

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Helllo everyone,

I am new to this community and wanted to say hi: Hi!

I am a German teacher-slash-writer. I have written one full length novel, loads of stories, some poems, some plays and some movie/TV scripts. None of them ever got published so far, probably because I'm not working hard enough to get them sold.

At the moment, though, I'm translating my novel into English to try and sell it to publishers in the UK or the US. With me not being a native speaker this is hard work and currently I'm a bit frustrated.

I'd need a very good editor in the end to go through my translations, and I'm thinking that maybe I can spend this money smarter by hiring a translator to begin with. I just don't know any German/English translators. Can anyone help me? Does anyone here know a German/English translator, or know someone who knows?

In any case, I'm happy I found this community and I'm looking forward to meeting you guys!


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Hi there, everyone. I'm hoping that I'll be able to get some advice from you guys. :)

My fiance and I are moving to the greater D.C. area in a few days for his job (he'll be working for NASA Goddard). He's the lucky one; I'm the one who has to search for work, lol.Collapse )

Thanks in advance for any and all of your help!

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