American Title III
Received this from one of my writing forums:
They always say that good things come in threes. So once again Dorchester is offering all unpublished authors a chance to participate in the American Title contest, co-sponsored by Romantic Times.
This year we’re looking for contemporary romance: chick lit, romantic suspense, paranormals, romantic comedies and anything that falls in between.
The finished manuscript should be 80,000-90,000 words, but to start we just need the first three chapters and a synopsis that summarizes the story from beginning to end. Send your entries by June 1st to:
AMERICAN TITLE III
200 Madison Ave., Suite 2000
New York, NY 10016
Please note that “unpublished” refers to authors who have never had a full-length novel appear in print form.
Behind the Scenes on Money and Publishing
Tor editor, Anna Genoese, writes about: “P&Ls and how books make (or don’t) money: part the first: the mass market original complete failure”
She gives an informative scenario on a first time author’s book and how the publisher determines advance as well as the run down for the costs of the manufacturing of a mass market book. Wow, this is really interesting and I had no idea on the costs involved for one book. If you want to learn more read this post!
So good to know to always be professional and courteous on your query letters, and of course, not overly confident. I’m sure many writers know this, but there are likely some who might not do the research! Yikes!