Last month, Entranced Publishing opened to submissions earlier than our projected date of May 1st. We were excited to see all behind-the-scenes matters taken care of and be able to focus on accepting manuscripts.
We signed a talented new author, Nicole Camp. Her debut YA novel, Shadow Born is the first in her Shadow Bled series and is scheduled to release April 1st, 2013. Nicole is a rabid writer, artist, and ice cream fan. She lives in Arizona with her family and is always working on her next project.
We welcomed some new editors to the team.
Wendy Strain – Wendy is a freelance editor and writer by profession. She works with everything from fiction to press releases as ghostwriter and copy writer. As editor, she has worked in a number of subjects from brain science through fantasy romance. Her specialty areas are in the humanities, but as technical writer, she is also widely experienced in business writing needs. Words are her passion and bringing stories to life is her lifelong pursuit.
Melody Van De Graaff - Abducted by aliens at the young age of seven, Melody never tried to fit in with “the cool kids”. Instead, she consumed every book she could get her hands on, thrilled at the chance to belong to another world for a short while. Her high school writing teacher helped her pen her experiences through poetry and prose writing. The more she enveloped herself into the world of writing, the more Melody knew she loved it.
Along with her writing, Melody seeks to help others improve their writing. Melody dreams to help others discover which worlds they belong in, and which worlds they can entice their readers to slip into.
In other exciting news, we will be holding a submissions contest from May 1st, 2012 to May 31st, 2012
We will be accepting entries in the YA, Romance and Erotica genres only. Entrants must follow regular submission guidelines; all submissions following these guidelines, that are received during the above dates, will be considered during final voting.
The contest will be judged in two rounds.
Round One will be solely for acceptance for publication with Entranced (which automatically enters the manuscript into the contest) or rejection. Entranced staff will offer personalized feedback on all manuscripts not accepted in Round One.
Round Two will be final judging, and winners will be selected at this time.
- All entries must be submitted after 12:01am EST on May 1st, 2012 and received NO LATER than 11:59pm EST on May 31st, 2012.
- All submissions accepted for publication during the contest dates will automatically be entered into the contest.
- Beginning June 1st, 2012, Entranced Publishing’s editors will select the winning entries. The winners will be notified via email no later than July 1st, 2012.
- The winning manuscripts will be published as part of Entranced Publishing’s 2013 lineup.
- Grand Prize: One (1) grand prize winner will be selected to receive an author’s advance of two hundred ($200) US dollars, for the selected manuscript, payable in two parts. The first one hundred ($100) US dollars will be paid to the author within 30 days of contract signing. The remaining one hundred ($100) US dollars will be paid to the author upon publication of the winning manuscript.
- Runners Up: Two (2) second place winners will be selected to receive author’s advances of fifty ($50) US dollars each, paid in two parts. The first twenty-five ($25) US dollars will be paid within 30 days of contract signing. The remaining twenty-five ($25) US dollars will be paid upon publication of the winning manuscripts.
- All entries that move into the second round of judging, but are not selected to receive an author’s advance, will still be considered for publication with Entranced Publishing.
- Winners agree to let Entranced Publishing use their likeness and general information, about both the author and the manuscript, for publicity purposes.
All submissions must be sent to Submissions@entrancedpublishing.com.
Please address any questions about the contest to Executive Editor, Ashley Christman at firstname.lastname@example.org or Managing Editor/ Marketing Director, Eden Plantz at email@example.com.
Last, but not least, our editors have released their wish lists for the coming months. If you have a manuscript that fits one particular editor’s list, be sure to address your submission to that editor when querying.
Ashley would like to see historical romances set around WWII and the Ancient Roman Empire. Heart-wrenching romantic tales of love lost or tragic consequences–send it her way. She would also like to see tantalizing BDSM that engrosses her so much that she can’t put it down for even a minute. She is also interested in original dystopian and science-fiction romances and erotic romances. Is the world going to hell while the characters fall in love despite impossible odds? Send it to her.
Being a nerd-girl, she’d like to see the nice beta male win for once. If you’ve got a novella with a quiet science guy winning over the girl, she can’t wait to see it.
Eden would like to see paranormal romance and urban fantasy, with alpha-male love interests and strong female leads. No vampires or werewolves, please. Show her something she hasn’t seen before, or do the usual stuff in a new and interesting way, like a twisted retelling of a traditional fairy tale. Send her your mythical creatures and your legendary beings; send her your heaven and your hell, but tread carefully with your dystopian fiction. Those are overdone. If you have a page-turner of a historical romance, she’d love to see that too.
For novellas specifically, Eden would like to see everything above and also wants contemporary – but make it edgy.
Diana would like to see dystopian stories with a twist. Show her something more than just a desolated future if you really want to catch her attention. She would also love to see erotic thrillers, mysteries or horror stories, where the plot is just as intense as the connection between the characters. No urban fantasy, please. She is also interested in historical romances set in less-common time periods, such as Ancient Egypt or the 13th century. Diana welcomes both novels and novellas.