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Echelon Press is seeking queries for a new Steampunk anthology to be published in February 2013. With the recent release of Her Majesty’s Mysterious Conveyance, we have had numerous requests for additional projects.
The 2013 anthology will be entitled Once Upon a Clockwork Tale, and feature four carefully selected stories that effectively retell a specific traditional fairy tale set into a solid Steampunk theme. This anthology will be published in both print and electronic formats.
Please send your queries, with a complete marketing strategy, to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than midnight February 15, 2012. Four queries that indicate a strong understanding of the type of stories we are seeking will be acknowledged, a contract provided, and a full manuscript will be requested no later than March 15, 2012. The authors will have until June 15, 2012 to submit their completed stories for editing.
Given that these stories will be contracted before they are written, Echelon Press reserves the right to void any contract with an author it feels cannot fulfill the obligation of writing a complete story within the acceptable premise.
Authors should be aware that completed works will be required to be between 15,000 and 20,000 words. There is no additional flexibility in the word count. All works must be suitable for readers 13 and older. This anthology will be published under the Echelon line, but we always strive to reach young readers.
Please do not submit any graphically violent or sexual premises.
Queries should include the following information:
- City, State
- Web/Blog URL
- Twitter ID
- Facebook URL
- Original fairy tale title
- Proposed anthology title
- Proposed story outline (no more than 500 words)
Allison Ryder is not having her best day. Thanks to the Texas weather, the placement of a seemingly insignificant flyer on the windshield of her car has opened up a big ol’ can of worms. First, there’s the near miss with a dreamy brown-eyed man (Did we mention his not-so-charming attitude?). Then there is the overzealous new neighbor (a big wet dog who wants to play with Al in the rain). Then there is her dear and meddlesome best friend who wants everyone to be happy (her parents should have named her Cupid). All in all, things can’t get any worse!
Will Hoyt can’t believe he’s lost his dog. He wonders how he’ll ever be able to care for his niece if he can’t keep a pooch in hand. The flyers seemed like a good idea, until it rained, and the crazy lady in town tried to run over him. It’s taken some time to fall into a place where he could care for his late sister’s teenage daughter (What was he thinking? She’s a teenage girl!) The good news is that the dog has been found…but by the crazy lady. Things could be worse!
Even the rain can’t smother the sparks that fly between Will and Allison, so is it any wonder that their relationship will have to face off against chaos? (Did we mention the marriage?) But of course love is not all peaches and cream when Will faces the possibility of losing everything he holds dear.
Ellen Murphy spent her childhood in an idyllic house by the sea. A house surrounded by flower-filled gardens and a white picket fence. A house she fled at eighteen. A house full of secrets.
When her mother Rose, an ex-nun, is diagnosed with terminal cancer, Ellen reluctantly returns home to care for her and uncovers a clue to the one secret that has haunted Ellen all her life: the identity of her father. But that is just one of the many secrets hidden behind the beautiful facade of the house on Prospect Road. Ellen discovers the high price both her mother and her Irish grandmother paid for the house on Prospect and she realizes that her meek mother is more of stranger to her than her absent father.
Meet the Author:
Bernadette Walsh is a native New Yorker who, when she isn’t busy practicing law and tormenting her fellow commuters on the Long Island Rail Road with the tap-tap-tapping of her laptop, enjoys reading and now writing novels. As the daughter of an Irish immigrant, she has always been fascinated by the Irish immigrant experience and explores some of these themes in The House on Prospect. Bernadette has won several writing contests. The House on Prospect is her second published novel.
Title: The House on Prospect
Author: Bernadette Walsh
Word Count: 60,000
Genre: Women’s Fiction
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In the fall of 1832, London, England, Ariana Dallenhauf begins an unlikely journey into the dark reaches of the unknown. Her guide and mentor, Dimitri Rochester, takes the young woman and attempts to transform her into what he deems more worthy, an immortal; for Dimitri Rochester is the shadow that consumes light; he is an artful killer, a vampire. Although Ariana is reluctant, she has no choice but to follow Dimitri into her new existence.
While adapting to her new life, Ariana discovers that her assumptions about Dimitri are wrong and her feelings for him have changed into something more passionate. In gaining a better understanding of what it means to be a vampire, Ariana discovers her history with vampires goes back further than she ever imagined, for she is in the middle of a legend and has become part of its unfolding story.
Meet Rebecca S. Foote:
Rebecca S. Foote grew up the second to the youngest child amongst five siblings. Needless to say, there was almost always something going on in her home with such a large family. During her youth she enjoyed writing, art, and music which she practiced with her sisters. Rebecca loved creating artwork and writing poetry whenever she had the opportunity.
After she married and started a family, she attended college and worked in the fields of finance and law, but her love of literature kept pulling her back to creative pursuits and she began to write otherworldly adventures involving romance and dark fantasy. Rebecca and her family live in Salt Lake City, Utah where she works and is involved in the community. In Shadows is her debut novel.
Author Name: Rebecca S. Foote
Title: In Shadows
Word Count: 83,200
ISBN: eBook 9781590808559
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Target Audience (Ages): 16 and older
Author Email: email@example.com