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Cal Morgan Named Executive Editor at the Harper Division

We’ve had a number of job changes in the publishing world this week.

Cal Morgan will leave his post as publisher at HarperCollins’ It Books imprint to serve as senior vice president and executive editor at the Harper division. Morgan will continue on as editorial director for Harper Perennial and Harper paperbacks.

Throughout his career, he has worked on projects with several celebrity authors such as Amy PoehlerAlan Cumming, and Tom Piazza.

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Submit Your Short Fiction to the Literary Upstart Contest

The L Magazine will host four reading events for this year’s Literary Upstart writing contest.

You can submit your short fiction until May 28th; submissions must be no longer than 1,300-words. The grand prize winner will get a $500 award and be published in the annual Summer Fiction Issue.

The top writers will be invited to one of three semi-final round readings on April 17th, May 1st or May 22nd. All the contestants who place first in the semi-final rounds will move on to perform one more time at the grand finale reading on June 4th.

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HarperCollins Acquires Newmarket Press Catalog & Name

Today HarperCollins acquired most of Newmarket Press‘ catalog and its name. New Market founder Esther Margolis will now serve as an executive editor at the publisher’s It Books imprint.

Margolis opened New Market in 1981, specializing in official tie-in books for films like as Milk, The Matrix, GladiatorMoulin Rouge and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. The company has published more than 300 books in many different genres.

It Books publisher Cal Morgan explained the purchase, in the release:  “For years, Newmarket Press has been the industry’s leading publisher of film-related books. Its list of screenplays, making-of books, tie-ins, and other titles on cinema is second to none. Esther Margolis is a highly respected veteran of both the publishing and the film industries, with unparalleled relationships with countless studios and filmmakers. Her wealth of knowledge and experience in publishing to this audience will be an invaluable asset to the growing It Books list.”

 

Carrie Kania Leaves Harper Perennial & Harper Paperbacks

Harper Perennial and Harper paperbacks publisher Carrie Kania will depart, heading to London to serve as an agent at Conville & Walsh. Her departure also sparked a reorganization at the publisher.

HarperCollins has restructured the Harper Perennial and Harper paperbacks imprints, bringing them under the umbrella of the Harper and William Morrow divisions. Harper Division publisher Jonathan Burnham now oversees Harper Perennial. William Morrow, Avon, and HarperVoyager publisher Liate Stehlik will take control of Harper paperbacks.

Here’s more about the restructure, from the internal memo: “Cal Morgan will continue in the role of Editorial Director of the Harper Perennial paperback originals, reporting to Jonathan. Additionally, Amy Baker, Senior Director of Marketing, and Erica Barmash, Marketing Manager, will remain with the Harper Perennial imprint, reporting to Jonathan. Gregory Henry, Senior Publicity Manager, Anne Tate, Senior Publicist, Peter Henningsen, Assistant Publicist, will move over to Tina Andreadis, VP/Director Publicity. Michael Signorelli, Editor, will join the Harper editorial team.”

Tumblr & Twitter Celebrity Kelly Oxford Lands Book Deal

Blogger Kelly Oxford has inked a book deal with two different HarperCollins imprints, It Books and HarperCollinsCanada. Oxford (pictured) writes a popular blog and has over 100,000 Twitter followers.

It Books editorial director Cal Morgan and HarperCollinsCanada nonfiction editor Kate Cassaday acquired the book for their respective imprints.  William Morris Endeavor agent Erin Malone negotiated the deal in a two auctions. Last month Oxford also sold a sitcom about her life to CBS Studios entitled The Mother of All Something. The book and television show will explore her life as a wife and mom.

Here’s more from the release: “Oxford is a wife and mother of three who lives in Calgary. A blogger since the 1990s, she has a wide and growing following on Twitter … In March 2010, she performed alongside Ben Stiller, Ashton Kutcher, Will Ferrell, and other celebrities in A Night of 140 Tweets, a fundraising event for Haitian earthquake relief in LA, which brought together the biggest names on Twitter. Her Tumblr has received more than 2 million hits in the last nine months alone.