Get your novellas ready to pitch!

Pitch your novella to my publisher, Month9Books October 1 -7 on my blog. 

Month9Books is looking for 15K (12K – 20K range) novellas for their Swoon imprint with a strong romantic element, any genre, any age range (YA, “new adult,” or adult). We’ll be taking five to six sentence pitches in the comments of the pitch post.

So dust off and spit shine your fantabulous stories and meet me back on the blog on October 1 to enter.


That’s not all! In celebration of Month9Books’ anthology launch TWO AND TWENTY DARK TALES, I’m giving away two copies to a couple of lucky commenters on this post. To enter, just answer the question at the end of this post.

Here’s something about this frighteningly awesome book…

Fairy tales sung sweetly can take us back to childhood, but just beneath those same sweet tales, is a hint of something dark…
Month9Books, a new publisher of speculative fiction for teens and tweens launches in October 2012, with the release of TWO AND TWENTY DARK TALES: DARK RETELLINGS OF MOTHER GOOSE RHYMES.  This unique collaboration’s proceeds (from the first 5,000 copies sold) will be donated to YALITCHAT.ORG, an organization that fosters the advancement, reading, writing and acceptance of young adult literature worldwide.  TWO AND TWENTY DARK TALES: DARK RETELLINGS OF MOTHER GOOSE RHYMES features some of today’s most admired young adult authors, including: Michelle Zink, Lisa Mantchev, Sarwat Chadda, Nina Berry, Leigh Fallon, Suzanne Young, C. Lee McKenzie, Angie Frazier, Jessie Harrell, Gretchen McNeil, KM Walton, Heidi R. Kling, Nancy Holder, Karen Mahoney, Suzanne Lazear, Pamela van Hylckama Vlieg, Shannon Delany with Max Scialdone, Leah Cypess, Sayantani DasGupta, and Georgia McBride, founder of Month9Books. Francisco X. Stork, author of the critically acclaimed MARCELLO IN THE REAL WORLD, provides a foreword that is nearly as riveting as the stories themselves. 
When asked why they wanted to be a part of TWO AND TWENTY DARK TALES: DARK RETELLINGS of MOTHER GOOSE RHYMES, the authors had a lot to say!
“I’m so excited to be working on Month9Books’s epic anthology. I’ve been a Tudor© nerd since before the Tudors© were cool, and this nursery rhyme is about the accession of the Scottish king, James VI, to the English throne (as James I.)” — New York Times Bestselling author, Nancy Holder
“As soon as I heard the anthology’s theme, I knew there was no stopping me! I love anything to do with folklore, so immediately latched onto ‘One for Sorrow’ as my story’s basis. I’ve wanted to write a crow story for a long time, and this was the perfect excuse!” — Karen Mahoney, author of The Iron Witch and The Wood Queen, Flux Books
About Month9Books:
Month 9 Books is a publisher of speculative fiction for teens and tweens… where nothing is as it seems. Month9Books will donate proceeds from each of its annual charity anthologies to a deserving charity. Individually, authors may donate his or her advances and royalties to a charitable organization. Month9Books will also release 10-12 non-charitable titles annually. TWO AND TWENTY DARK TALES: DARK RETELLINGS OF MOTHER GOOSE RHYMESis Month9Books’s first release. Month9Books is distributed by Small Press United, a division of IPG. You may visit www.month9books.comfor more information.

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So, what was your favorite Mother Goose nursery rhyme, and did the tale ever scare you? 

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