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The Great Tumblr Book Search Contest, The Sequel

shitroughdraftsChronicle Books and Tumblr have teamed up for their second annual book search contest. The Great Tumblr Book Search, The Sequel is looking for funny Tumblr blogs that could potentially be turned into books. The idea is to find humor books without going through a formal submissions process. Rather than submit a book proposal, bloggers are encouraged to submit their Tumblr pages to the contest.

The contest is open to U.S. residents with Tumblr blogs, who can submit their blog throughout the month of March. The grand-prize winner will have their idea considered for publication and will be featured on the Chronicle Books Tumblr page. They will also earn a feedback session with a Chronicle Books editor, and $300 worth of Chronicle Books. Winners will be announced by April 30th.

In April, Chronicle Books is publishing a book by the winner of last year’s search Paul Laudiero. His book,Sh*t Rough Drafts reimagines first drafts of books and screenplays.

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Great Tumblr Book Search Winner Revealed

First-time author Paul Laudiero has won The Great Tumblr Book Search contest at Chronicle Books. The publisher received 175 entries and Chronicle and Tumblr editors picked the winner together–part of a new annual partnership between the companies.

Chronicle will publish the book next spring. Three Tumblr projects were named runners-up: Twitter the Comic by Mike RosenthalThe Awkward Phase by Tyler Gillespie and Claire Meyer; and Activitorium by The Tangential edited by Becky Lang and designed by Caroline Royce. Here’s more from the release:

Laudiero submitted a proposal for his popular Tumblr, Sh*t Rough Drafts. He is a 22- year-old from Virginia, a Creative Writing major at George Mason University, and a writer and comedian who performs regularly at Washington Improv Theater in D.C. Last summer Laudiero interned at the Upright Citizens Brigade in New York. Sh*t Rough Drafts imagines early drafts of famous literary works and screenplays including the Bible, Harry Potter, and Braveheart