If you’re in the middle of writing or have finished a YA novel, perhaps you’d be interested in entering the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest. According to their website: “…the award brings together talented writers, reviewers, and publishing experts to find and develop new voices in fiction. The 2012 international contest will award two grand prizes: one for General Fiction and one for Young Adult Fiction. Each winner will receive a publishing contract with Penguin, which includes a $15,000 advance. Open submissions for manuscripts will begin on January 23, 2012 and run through February 5, 2012. If you're an author with an unpublished or previously self-published novel waiting to be discovered, visit CreateSpace to sign up for regular contest updates. See the official contest rules, or read details on how to enter.”
Great news! The talented author/illustrator, Laura Lacamara, who is illustrating my next book, Alicia’s Fruity Drinks/Las Aguas Frescas de Alicia, is on the 2012 Top Ten "New" Latino Authors to Watch (and Read) posted on the LatinoStories blog. I am thrilled for her and wish her much success.
"Sing like no one's listening; love like you've never been hurt; dance like nobody's watching; live like it's heaven on earth." -- Mark Twain