Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Agent for a Day?

So you think Agents have easy jobs? Wish you could sit around and read query letters all day? Here's your chance to try it out.

Agent Nathan Bransford is having a contest. Next week, he will post 50 query letters. There will be a couple ringers, queries that have already sold. Your job is to read ALL the queries and pick the FIVE you would request. Just five, no more. You also have to take the time to write a rejection letter to the other 45 queries. (It's one day's work, but he's giving you all week to do it.)

Piece of cake? People who request the ringers will be listed, so everybody will know if you're good. Take a shot at it.

Don't want to read, but would like to be one of the query letters everybody else is reading? You can do that too! Nathan is accepting query letters to post. Your MS isn't finished? For the contest, that's fine. Send the query as if it's ready to go.

This is a great chance for some of you to get a real feel for what agents will think of your query, for FREE. Names will be removed, so you won't have to face public humiliation...on Nathan's blog, anyway.

Are you going to participate? Post here and let us know, so we can cheer for you. Query letter or agenting, we want to know!

Take a chance! http://nathanbransford.blogspot.com/2009/04/announcing-be-agent-for-day-contest.html


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Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Announcement and Call for Submissions

There's a new ebook company called Damnation Books. We launch in September 2009 with twenty five books.

We're open to submissions now and are looking for any dark fiction: horror, dark fantasy, thrillers, science fiction, paranormals and erotica (in dark fiction settings). Short stories, novellas and novel length works are wanted.

You can find the submission guidelines at www.damnationbooks.com

We hope you'll check us out.

Kim (Richards) Gilchrist

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