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Posts Tagged ‘Betsy Mitchell’

Win an Editorial Review from Del Rey Publishing

The science fiction and fantasy blog Suvudu is seeking science fiction, fantasy, horror, and paranormal romance submissions for a new contest. The winner will receive a free editorial review and consideration for publication by  Del Rey Publishing.

Del Rey Publishing editor-in-chief Betsy Mitchell will read the winning manuscript. Three runners-up will receive a selection of Del Rey/Spectra titles. Follow this link to enter–the winner will be revealed on May 18th.

Here are more contest details: “Del Rey/Spectra through Suvudu will be accepting submissions from now through March 18, 2011, of  previously unpublished manuscripts of no more than 150,000 words. Over the next few months, they will be judged on the basis of originality, creativity, and writing style.”

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Terry Brooks Sells Three New Novels in His Shannara Series

terrybrooks.jpgDel Rey has acquired three new novels in Terry Brooks‘ epic Shannara series. With the deal, Del Rey has Brooks books scheduled through 2015, as the author revisits the fantasy story that built his career.

Janklow & Nesbit agent Anne Sibbald negotiated the deal with Del Rey EIC Betsy Mitchell. According to the release, the three books will be set in the time period following Brooks’s High Druid of Shannara trilogy.

Here’s more about the birth of the series: “[O]ne semester early in his college years he was given The Lord of the Rings to read. That moment changed Terry’s life forever, because in Tolkien’s great work he found all the elements needed to fully explore his writing combined in one genre. He then wrote The Sword of Shannara, the seven year grand result retaining sanity while studying at Washington & Lee University and practicing law. It became the first work of fiction ever to appear on the New York Times trade paperback bestseller list, where it remained for over five months.”