Today on the blog I'm talking about 'The Next Big YA Book' event, hosted by Hipso Media Publishing and Jenny from Supernatural Snark.
Basically, aspiring YA writers can submit their complete manuscript for consideration, and the winning book gets a publishing deal! How could I not promote this when I'm an aspiring YA writer myself?! (Though sadly my own work in progress is nowhere near ready to be entered in this competition! Right about now I'm bitterly regreting every single day that has passed without getting some words down.)
Read on for more details and if you've written a YA book, be sure to enter!
Calling all authors!
If you have ever hashtagged #amwriting, #MSWL, or #IWantToBePublishedSoBadlyMyEyeballsMightPop, than pay attention.
From September 17th through October 1st, Hipso Media Publishing and Jenny from Supernatural Snark will be hosting the ‘Next Big YA Book Event.’
Why is this good news for #amwriters?
Here’s how the event works. Most publishers work exclusively with agents, which makes it difficult (more like close to impossible) for up-and-coming writers to get their work seen. Well, Hipso Media Publishing will be opening their doors to all YA writers who dream of traditional publication, but can’t seem to catch a break. Writers who have mountainous ideas, along with an actual mountain of rejection letters. Hipso wants to pick one of those writers, and treat them like the literary rock star they are, showering them in every publishing perk someone of their caliber deserves:
- Publishing contract with a generous royalty program
- Custom cover from Seedlings Design
- Candace Book Blog Book Tour
- Exclusive front-page podcast on AuthorsOnTourLive, iReadBooksRadio and iHeartRadio (which gets an average of more than 1 million hits a year)
- Novel as an eBook on all major retailers – Kindle, Nook, iBooks, Kobo, around the world
- A featured post on Supernatural Snark
- Awesome book swag, and more…
Once the winning manuscript is picked, Jenny from Supernatural Snark (Owner of Seedlings Design) will work with the author to create a custom cover that will be sure to shout, “NEXT BIG YA BOOK”. And then she’ll do a featured post on Supernatural Snark, to make sure the world hears.
No agents, hoops, or hassles. The only criteria are that your YA manuscript be finished, you must believe it’s great, and it must not already be published somewhere else.
Here’s the link to the submissions page and contact info:
Good luck and happy writing!
Also, if you have written, are in the process of writing, or even are thinking about writing a YA novel, let's connect!
I'd love to have some writer friends to motivate and encourage me!