Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Exciting Announcement from Leap Books

Leap Books is pleased to announce the newest addition to our editorial staff. We'd like to welcome Judith Graves as Acquisitions Editor for SHINE, our e-novella line. Judith will be accepting both agented and unagented submissions at: submissions@leapbks.info.

The nitty-gritty details:

  • SHINE word counts: 15-20k
  • We’re looking for solid storytelling with romantic elements, engaging voices, and characters that LEAP from the page
  • All genres will be considered, but preference for: contemporary, thriller, paranormal, and mystery

Why an enovella with Leap Books SHINE?

  • Introduce readers to your young adult fiction brand / style / tone / voice / worlds by giving them a short, fun, affordable read. Snag their interest in your other projects by offering a tale sure to SHINE
  • If you want to step into the ebook arena, but have been hesitant to offer a full-length novel, here's your chance to test this market
  • Each book will be professionally edited and have an eye-catching cover
  • At a small press, you’ll have more one-on-one contact with our editors and other authors
  • Each title will be launched with a 9-week (3 stops per week) blog tour facilitated by a successful blog-tour organizer
  • SHINE titles may be compiled into anthologies to be sold in both print and ebook formats

About Judith Graves

Award-winning author Judith Graves has multiple young adult novels and short stories published with Leap Books,  Orca Book Publishers, Compass Press, and, under the pen name, Judith Tewes, is also published with Bloomsbury Spark. In addition, Judith is an award-winning screenwriter and playwright, writes freelance articles for literary magazines, and facilitates writing workshops for both adults and young adults. She has always been keen to delve into the flipside of publishing and joins Leap Books to manage our newest line. She will assist in the selection of titles, provide editorial services, and supervise the direction of the SHINE young adult e-novella line.

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