Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Two new book publishers seeking Middle Grade, Young Adult, and New Adult, plus on-line journal short fiction & poetry contests, and pieces wanted for Polish diaspora anthology

This is Sarah by Ally Malinenko
from BigFish Books
Hi, Brian.
I am an editor at BookFish Books, which is a new small press that publishes YA fiction. BookFish is looking for high quality YA manuscripts from agented and unagented authors. To submit, authors are asked to send a query letter, a brief synopsis, and the first three chapters of their completed manuscript (as a .doc attachment) to: bookfishbooks@gmail.com  
Thanks again for all your help,
Kat Hawthorne
Full submission guidelines here.

Hello, Brian.
Could we please have this announcement go out in your next e-newsletter and posted on Quick Brown Fox under “Publishers”?
Attention Middle Grade, Young Adult, and New Adult Writers – Now accepting submissions!
Rebelight Publishing Inc. is a worldwide English language publisher based in Canada, devoted to outstanding fiction for middle grade, young adult, and new adult readers.
We’re looking for fresh voices and amazing stories in any genre. Experienced Canadian authors and new writers welcome. Check out www.rebelight.com for more information and submission guidelines.
Thank you so much!
Suzanne Leclerc

Hi, Brian.
Could post a word about the re-launch of Big Pond Rumours, the literary E-zine. We received rave reviews in our earlier state, between 2006 and 2008. Then I retired the zine, as I felt overwhelmed after my father passed. Well, now we are back and I am proud to say that we regained control of the original website and I even have the same crew, with Brian Purdy as Associate Editor and Shawn Drake as my techi-guru.
Big Pond Rumours features a contest in every issue (Summer and Winter) and I have two wonderful guest judges this time. L. M. Falcone is our Fiction judge and Don Cullen is our Poetry Judge.  The entry fee is just $7, and prizes are $100, $50 and $20. I have posted the archives on our site so people can get an idea of what the next issue will look like, so please visit us.
Thank you,
Sharon Berg
Contest guidelines here.  Big Pond Rumours also accepts regular submissions of stories, poetry and artwork. Submission guidelines here.

Hi, Brian.
I am editing an anthology of Polish diaspora centred short stories, which will be published by Guernica Editions.  The information is below.
Kasia Jaronczyk
Guernica Editions is looking for stories, previously unpublished in a book form, for an anthology centered around Poland and Polish Diaspora. Open to Canadian writers of Polish origin and Canadian writers whose work connects with Poland or Polish diaspora in some way.  Stories are to be no longer than 2,500 – 3,000 words. Royalties are in the form of two copies of the anthology.  Check out our website here. Please send electronic submissions  as a word doc file to poloniaanthology@gmail.com 
Deadline: Jan 31, 2015.  Website here.

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  1. This sounds like such a great opportunity, to be able to enter into a publishing contest! My daughter is really interested in writing novels, and I think that she would really benefit from this. It can be difficult to get published because there are so many aspiring novelists. But by getting into a competition such as this then it makes it much easier! http://www.weecreekpress.com

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