Monday, September 1, 2014

Call for Anthology Submissions: Life, Love, & Sarcasm in Paris

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You know how anthologies are all the rage these days? You don't? Well you should. They're a great way to discover new authors, not to mention get your reading in bite-sized nuggets (which I love since I rarely have more than 15 consecutive minutes free with two kids running around).

So I decided why not do one of my own? The theme is "Life, Love, and Sarcasm in Paris" and I'm looking for contributions from you. Yes YOU.

Call for Submissions: Life, Love, and Sarcasm in Paris

What:
An anthology of funny, crazy and heartwarming stories about Paris, available in paperback and ebook. Each entry should be 1,000-3,000 words, but exceptions can be made for exceptional pieces.

Who:
Approximately 35 writers will be featured in this anthology, providing a range of voices for the reader to discover and a chance for you, the author, to increase your exposure and get published. A brief author bio will be included after your piece.

Where:
All stories must be about traveling to or living in Paris. They can be fiction or non-fiction. They can be positive or negative, funny or touching. The only thing they can't be is boring. Email your submission as a .doc attachment to vicki@vickilesage.com.

When:
Deadline for entries is October 31, 2014. The deadline is more strict than a French gendarme crashing your picnic. The launch date is tentatively March 1, 2015.

Why:
All the cool kids are doing anthologies, so let's contribute a punchy book to this category and have a blast doing it!

What I do:
• Editing (but the tidier your piece, the more likely it is to be accepted)
• Compilation/formatting
• Cover design
• Publishing

What you do:
• Make me laugh or get dust in my eye with your submission
• Promote the book to everyone and their grandma once it's published

If you want to add a(nother) book to your author shelf, send me your submission today! OK, not today because it takes time to write a great piece. But send it SOON!

Note: You can submit as many pieces as you like; I'm happy to include more than one piece per author.

Another Note: Royalties will be donated to a children's literacy charity.

Vicki Lesage, Author