call for submissions

Hey there blog readers. I'm working on a new book proposal and here is the info. Feel free to submit and definitely pass the message along to any writerpals you may have.





Katie Allison Granju is editing a new anthology, 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 already 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 pitching without one), 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 1000 and 2500 words from published authors who are willing to share their own journeys 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 selected for inclusion in the book will retain copyright to their essays. On publication, writers will receive 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 07/15/05 to:

Katie Allison Granju at


Dorothy said...

Katie, I just got your call for submissions from my chick lit group. I put together an anthology, "Romancing the Soul," so if you need any advice - for what it's - give me a holler. I also wanted to tell you that I've posted your call for submissions on my blog at The Writer's Life ( Good luck!

Anonymous said...

I think anyone seriously wanting to be published owes it to themselves to read "on writing" by Stephen King. the man is the ultimate master.