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How To Submit Your Work To Random House’s New Digital Imprints

Random House has released writer guidelines for four digital imprints, seeking submissions from romance, new adult, mystery, thriller, science fiction, fantasy and horror writers.

Follow these individual imprint links to submit your manuscript: Loveswept (romance & women’s fiction), Alibi (mystery & suspense), Hydra (sci-fi, fantasy & horror), Flirt (new adult). There is no official word count, but the editors are looking for both shorter submissions that range between 15,000 and 30,000 words and longer works that range between 40,000 and 60,000 words. Here’s more from the publisher:

You may present any manuscript in which you control exclusive copyright.  We are open to previously-published manuscripts as long as the submitting author now controls all electronic and print publishing rights.  Please submit the entire query form at the link below.  If we are interested in considering your full manuscript, you will be contacted with further submission instructions.  We make every effort to respond to submission inquiries within 2-4 weeks after submission of the submission query form; please do not resubmit previously submitted queries, as this may create delays.

 

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J.K. Rowling To Make Mystery Announcement

Author J.K. Rowling has launched a mysterious website called “Pottermore.” The site links to a YouTube page counting down to “J.K. Rowling’s announcement” in six days (as of this June 16 writing).

So far, the site (pictured) features a picture of two owls and a “Coming Soon” message from the author. The site’s Twitter account already counts more than 35,000 followers.

Rowling’s spokeswoman explained in The Bookseller: “It is not another Harry Potter book but we cannot reveal any more at this stage, fans will have to keep an eye on the website. It will be launching soon.”

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Hard Case Crime Uncovers Lost Donald E. Westlake Novel

Today Hard Case Crime announced they will publish a lost novel by Donald E. Westlake. You can read a free sample at this link.

Hard Case will release the novel in 2012, the second hardcover title ever on the publisher’s list. Westlake passed away in 2009. Over his long career, he won the  Edgar Allan Poe Award three times.

Here’s more about the novel, from the release: “[Westlake]  decided not to publish the novel when, after completing it, he saw Martin Scorcese’s 1983 film The King of Comedy, whose premise also involves the kidnapping of a television comedian … [it] takes its title from the closing line of the tragic opera Pagliacci, and though the novel is about a comedian it is not itself a comedy. Rather, it is a high-tension suspense story focusing on the FBI’s efforts to capture the terrorists, the victim’s struggle to stay alive, and the kidnappers’ conflicts as their plans begin to go awry.”

Twitter Murder Mystery Tonight

twitterlogo2323.jpgA Ball State Pop Culture and Communication class will host a Twitter murder mystery tonight, unraveling a crime story across ten Twitter feeds for fictional characters.

Below, we’ve collected the complete list of feeds involved in the mystery. The social media storytelling experiment will begin tonight at 7 p.m. EST, lasting about three hours.

Here’s more about the project: “Seven characters are going to a mansion for a dinner party when—what do you know—a murder takes place. Along with the host of the party, his surly butler, and the determined detective the crime will (probably) be solved … There are two ways to watch all of the comedic action. Keep track of the hashtag #popclue. All of the tweets will have that tag. Or you can follow all 10 characters which you can find at these links [below]” (Via Sarah Weinman)

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