call for submissions

Call for submissions:

I am pitching a new anthology tentatively titled:

"How It Sold: The inside story from real authors on how their books made it into print."

The idea is this: just as women share their birth stories and soldiers swap war stories, writers trade publication stories. Aspiring authors, in particular, are always hungry for these tales, but even those who have been published are eager to see how their peers "made it."

In "How It Sold," dozens of published authors throw open the windows on how they took their books from initial idea to the bookstore shelf. All the juicy details, including finding an agent (or not), writing proposals and synopses, negotiating an offer, working with editors and publicists, and more are included. Each individual publishing tale offers a unique, honest and personal view of the many paths to publication.

I am looking for essays of between 500-1800 words from published authors who are willing to share their own journey through the twists and turns of the publishing landscape. I welcome writers from all genres, including:

-Fiction, both literary and mainstream
-Narrative non-fiction
-How-to guides
-Scholarly books
-Comic books
-Coffee table and cookbooks
-Travel guides
-Self-published books
-Series books
-Books of poetry
-Children's and juvenile books

Writers will retain copyright to their essays. On publication, writers will receive at least two copies of the book, plus an equal share (divided among all contributors) of 1/2 of the total advance for the book.

Please send your submissions by 12/1/04 to:

Katie Allison Granju at

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