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Monday, August 13, 2007

Bantam's new line and other market news

Original source Cindy Myers:

Bantam/Dell Publishing editor Shauna Summers announced at the Romance Writers of America Conference that in Spring 2008 Bantam will launch Bantam Discovery, a line of books that will be released simultaneously in mass market and trade paperback editions. The plan right now is to release one book a month. The idea is to market the books to different audiences. 2008 slots for Bantam Discovery are already filled.

Ms. Summers also said she's interested in acquiring straight contemporary romance. While paranormal continues to sell well for them, she's not keen on acquiring new paranormal right now. Bantam is also interested in romantic suspense and thrillers. Ms. Summers is interested in both previously published and unpublished authors. Bantam will consider queries from unagented authors -- snail mail only, please. Send your queries to 1745 Broadway, New York, NY 10009

Interesting. But this news bite is a little on the vague side. Details like what kinds of stories they'll be publishing, etc would be good to know.

I'll post as soon as I get more info.

Also, for those who've been waiting, Samhain Publishing has opened for submissions again. From their website:

Samhain has now reopened to general submissions with a few stipulations. Please read the guidelines below carefully and submit accordingly. Any deviation from the guidelines will lengthen the time it takes for your work to be given the consideration it deserves.

All submissions must be new material to be considered for publication, no reprints. Once you’ve had a new work accepted by Samhain, you are free to submit previously published works to your editor for consideration.

Only one manuscript at a time per author please! And, if the manuscript is being offered elsewhere simultaneously, please keep us informed of its status.

And finally, a reminder that the submissions window is about to close on the the's First Chapters Romance Writing Competition. The grand prize is a contract with Pocket/S&S. For unpublished authors only. Read the rules HERE.

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posted by Tawny Taylor at 9:57 AM |


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