Monday, March 11, 2013

Love letters: Where your fellow writers are getting published

Dear Brian,
Thanks for listing the Northern Cardinal Review on Quick Brown Fox. I took the chance and submitted some of my poetry.
They accepted my poem, Tradition, which was published online this past weekend.
Thanks again.
Mary Barnes,
Wasaga Beach
You can read Mary’s poem here.
For information on submitting to Northern Cardinal, see here.

Hi, Brian.
My YA fantasy novel, Loving Ellis, was selected as one of three finalists in a contest. By the end of the month I should receive my manuscript back with suggestions for revisions. I then have two months to make the needed changes and send it back. In mid-April, the first 50 pages are posted online for two weeks to be voted on. The winner wins a publishing contract with CBAY Books.
Thanks for all your help with my query letter and for suggesting a writing buddy. I will keep you posted.
Kind regards,
See the submission guidelines for CBAY Books here.

Hi, Brian. 
I took your workshop on “How to Write Dialogue” in Mississauga some weeks ago. You suggested that the short story I wrote during the workshop might be a good fit for CommuterLit.
I edited the story a bit and sent it in on the Saturday after I wrote it, and they published it. I have a picture, a short bio and my story ... I am thrilled! There is nothing like being referred to as a Published Author! I have two more stories ready to go and will see what happens. Thanks for the suggestion. I never even thought of trying to publish short stories, but that has certainly changed.
Thanks again.
Gail Copeland
You can read Gail’s story here.
For information on submitting to CommuterLit, see here.

Hi, Brian.
I enjoyed the workshop in Brampton. Thank you. Please thank Andrew Borkowski for his presentation.
I opened my email this morning for the first time in a couple of days to discover that my entry in a short story contest, “Café Traumerei” has made it into the final thirteen which guarantees publication in a print anthology this coming fall. The contest sponsor, Red Tuque Books Inc of Penticton, B.C. runs an annual themed contest. 2012's theme was "Canadian Tales of the Heart."
I thought “Café Traumerei” was the weakest of my three entries and almost did not include it. They should pass a law prohibiting writers from being the judges of their own work.
Hopefully I will see you again in the spring.
Note: I'll post Red Tuque's 2013 contest on Quick Brown Fox closer to the December deadline. - Brian

Hi, Brian.
I took your writing class in Woodstock a couple years ago. I was already published with Ellora's Cave, but another goal of mine was to be published in category romance.
Keeping your helpful tips in mind I went to work and I'm happy announce I sold two books (no agent) to Harlequin Mills & Boon Medical Romance.
It was a year of hard work and revisions, but it was worth it. I don't have release dates, but the first book is officially titled Safe in His Hands.
Amy Ruttan
For information on submitting to Harlequin, see here.
For information about submitting to Ellora's Cave, see here.

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  1. There is a broken link in this post, specifically the link that is on the line "For information on submitting to Northern Cardinal...". It should be not


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