I've never submitted to this particular contest, but I thought some of you may be interested in the information. Looks like the deadline is this Tuesday, September 1st! :D
Hope you're all doing well.
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Finalists get their entry in front of TWO industry professionals.
GRAND PRIZE: The winner can choose between a book trailer, static banner and active banner from Bella Entertainment for the book of their choice (a $300.00 value) or $100.00 USD.
Fee: $25 for Valley of the Sun RW chapter members
$30 for non-chapter members
Postmark Deadline: September 1st, 2009
E-Submit Deadline: September 1st, 2009
Eligibility: Any uncontracted work by an RWA member in good standing. This includes both published and unpublished authors.
Enter: 3-5-page synopsis and up to 25 pages of story (30 pages max). Entry or synopsis may be shorter, but neither may be longer than specified.
Categories/Judges: Trained judges for preliminary round,
Editors and Agents for final round.
Editor-Talia Platz, Editorial Assistant, NAL
Agent - Paige Wheeler, agent, Folio Literary Management
Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal
Editor – Leah Hultenschmidt, Editor, Dorchester Publishing
Agent - Michelle Grajkowski, agent, 3 Seas Literary Agency
Editor - Deb Werksman, editor, Sourcebooks
Agent - JL Stermer, agent, Donald Maass Literary Agency
Contemporary Long/Single Title
Editor - Katherine N. Pelz, Editorial Assistant, The Berkley Publishing Group
Agent - Sharene Martin-Brown,Author Representative, Wylie-Merrick Literary Agency
Editor - Johanna Raisanen, Harlequin Enterprises
Editor - Leanne Morgena, Senior Editor, the Wild Rose Press
Editor - Theresa Stevens, editor, Red Sage Publishing
Editor - Kelli Collins, editor-in-chief, Ellora's Cave
For More Information, entry form, and rules, see website at
Valley of the Sun Hot Prospects Coordinator
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Monday, August 03, 2009
*UPDATE 8/9/09: A Bonus: Two more signed books added to the bundle! Please see the bottom of the post for more info. Thanks!
Our Team Jack's Mannequin--Anaheim is still adding items to our Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's "Light The Night" eBay auction. And the best part? 100% of the proceeds from the auctions we list will benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society--Orange County/Inland Empire!
And a Big Time thanks to my friend, Jennifer Lyon, for contacting some of our friends and several of hers to ask them if they'd be willing to help us by donating a few signed books for our auction. The response to her call was amazing! I'm so touched by everyone's generosity. Thank you, Jen. As always, you're a great friend. :)
Several authors sent along their brand new releases, books in a series, and even complete trilogies--AUTOGRAPHED! How cool is that?! A total of 23 books in all, but starting bid is only $80!! What an outstanding collection for any reader or writer! :)
Here's the link:
So, a HUGE Thank You to the following authors who have so graciously donated signed copies of their novels to our Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's "Light The Night" eBay auction:
NYT Bestselling author Allison Brennan (suspense/thriller):
As well as an anthology (SIGNED ONLY BY ALLISON BRENNAN) with Allison Brennan, Roxanne St. Claire, and Karin Tabke.
WHAT YOU CAN'T SEE
NYT Bestselling author Kate Carlisle (mystery):
HOMICIDE IN HARDCOVER
Toni McGee Causey (romantic suspense)
CHARMED AND DANGEROUS: A Bobbie Faye Novel
GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE GUNS: A Bobbie Faye Novel
USA TODAY Bestselling author Maureen Child (paranormal romance)
National Bestselling author Sylvia Day (historical romance):
THE STRANGER I MARRIED
w/a S. J. Day (urban fantasy):
EVE OF DARKNESS
w/a Livia Dare (paranormal romance):
IN THE FLESH
Deborah LeBlanc (horror, paranormal)
A HOUSE DIVIDED
Jennifer Lyon (paranormal romance)
National Bestselling author Roxanne St. Claire (romantic suspense)
FIRST YOU RUN
THEN YOU HIDE
NOW YOU DIE
Bestselling author Debra Webb (romantic suspense)
EVERYWHERE SHE TURNS
Also in the bundle of signed books, we'll be auctioning off two more signed cozy mystery novels (thanks to Kate Carlisle!) :
DYING TO BE THIN by Kathryn Lilley
A VICKY HILL EXCLUSIVE by Hannah Dennison
Please bid and bid often... help us raise some funds so we can find a CURE for blood cancers!!
Also, Please feel free to Spread the Word... tell your friends on your blogs, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, or through good ol' e-mail and word of mouth! Thank you so much!!
And remember, if you prefer to make a direct donation to LLS, feel free to do so! Click HERE to view my "Light The Night" page and read why this cause is personal to me. Thank you!! :)
*8/9/09 UPDATE: BONUS BOOKS ADDED! A big, BIG Thank You to Karin Tabke for signing and donating two of her books to our auction as well:
MASTER OF TORMENT
Thank you so much, Karin!