Thursday, June 26, 2008

Extended Deadline for SmileyBooks' LOVE WINS

SmileyBooks has reopened the call for submissions for LOVE WINS. Entries will be accepted from July 1 - July 31, 2008. For more information and submission details, visit the Web site at

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Abiola Abrams Earns Two Nominations for Her Debut Novel DARE

HES community member Abiola Abrams has been nominated for two literary awards for her debut novel Dare.

Gaining the attention of the Southeastern Virginia Arts Association (SEVAA) as it launches the first Afr'Am Fest Literary Awards, Dare has earned nominations for best Contemporary Fiction and best New African American Voice.

The awards ceremony will be held on Sunday, May 25, 2008 during the 25th Anniversary of Afr'Am Fest, SEVAA's annual cultural celebration in Norfolk, Virginia. Nathan McCall will be the keynote speaker.

Congratulations, Abiola, and good luck!

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

4th Annual New York Roundtable Writers' Conference

April 11-12, 2008
New York City

The New York Center for Independent Publishing hosts this conference, which focuses on the business of writing. Attendees range from new to experienced writers. Sample topics include:

  • Writing Book Proposals
  • Writing a Winning Query Letter
  • Online Publishing
  • PR and Marketing
  • Independent Publishers
  • Self Publishing

Editors, agents, publicists, authors, and publishers, including representatives from major publishing houses (HarperCollins, Random House, Simon & Schuster, McGraw-Hill) will be present.

Registration Fees: Early bird - $225 for one day; $325 for both days; includes a copy of Getting Your Book Published for Dummies. Regular - $250 for one day; $350 for both days

Early-bird Deadline: March 15, 2008

Questions: Call: 212.764.7021 or e-mail:

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Find Yourself in Magazines Insight Conference

March 20, 2008
8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Times Square
New York City

Magazine Publishers Association (MPA) presents the second annual Find Yourself in Magazines Insight Conference.

Scheduled speakers include hiring directors, publishers, editors-in-chief, and other leaders from the most recognizable magazine publishing companies, including Hearst Magazines, Condé Nast, Time Inc., and Meredith Publishing.

Suggested attendees:

  • Entry-level and mid-career professionals interested in careers at existing magazines
  • Entrepreneurs who want to start successful print or digital magazines

Registration Fees:
Undergraduate/Graduate Students - Free
Non-students - $100/person

Registration Deadline: March 14, 2008
Pre-registration is required!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Susan L. Taylor - Book Discussion

Monday, March 10, 2008
6:00 - 8:00 PM
The Bankers Trust Auditorium at the Donnell Library Center
20 West 53rd Street (bet 5th & 6th Avenues)
New York City

Female Thiink (yes, two i's!) presents an evening of intimate conversation with Susan L. Taylor, featuring her new book, All About Love.

Tickets: $40

Advance Tickets Only/Limited Seating
Ticket price includes a copy of the book, which will be distributed at the event
Purchase at or call 1-866-468-7619

Saturday, February 23, 2008

16th Annual Writer's Digest International Self-Published Book Awards

Self-published books that were released, or revised and reprinted between 2003 and 2008 are eligible.

$3,000 cash, promotion in Writer's Digest and Publishers Weekly, and marketing advice from self-publishing guru Dan Poynter.

First place winners in each of the 9 categories will receive $1,000 and promotion in Writer's Digest.

Mainstream/Literary Fiction
Genre Fiction
Inspirational (Spiritual, New Age)
Life Stories (Biographies, Autobiographies, Family Histories, Memoirs)
Children's Picture Books
Middle-Grade/Young Adult Books
Reference Books (Directories, Encyclopedias, Guide Books)

ENTRY FEES: $100 for the first entry; $50 for each additional entry

DEADLINE: Thursday, May 1, 2008

Friday, February 22, 2008

Black Lawrence Press - Call for Submissions

Black Lawrence Press is seeking submissions of novels and nonfiction titles. They are interested in character-driven literary work for fiction. Compelling stories or strong essay collections meet their requirements for nonfiction. For more information, please visit the Web site.