19 January 2011

Paper Lantern Lit Seeks Women's Fiction Writers

Post date: 19 January 2011
Reply to: submissions@paperlanternlit.com

About Us: Young, dynamic, successful team of writers/editors with more than a decade of experience in commercial book publishing, seeking new talent for recently formed literary production company! We have a priority project and are looking for WOMEN'S FICTION WRITERS.

About You: Creative, excited, motivated writers with totally original voices and the ability to make us laugh on page one, weep on page two, and burst into Broadway show tunes on page three. Maybe you just graduated from Flashy Expensive Writing Program and have no idea what to do now. Maybe you just got fired from your Editorial Assistant job at Mean Evil McPublishing House. Maybe you’re just awesomely talented and are looking for your Big Chance.

Regardless, you’re familiar with what adult women are Reading Now (do some research if you’re not!) - and you think you’ve got what it takes to be the next big thing. You’re ready to work hard, you’re ready to collaborate, you’re ready to write. Also, you’ve never been published and are not currently under contract.

What We Do: Hire you to work with us on exciting new teen, middle grade, and adult projects that we create, plot, love, and nurture all the way from proposal stage to the bookshelf. Please find more information about us at www.paperlanternlit.com.

What Now? Interested? Inspired? Hungry? Homeless? Send your resume, a brief bio, and a sample of your best fiction sample in response to this ad. (Preferably fiction and age specific—plays, journal entries, blog posts, and articles are fantastic but not what we're looking for.) Please send your sample in the body of your email (NO ATTACHMENTS) and put "Women's Fiction Sample" in the subject title. And also, please limit your selection to 10 pages—we do have busy lives of our own. If we love you, we’ll be in touch. If not, well, even J.K. Rowling had her fair share of rejections…

The Editorial Staff
Paper Lantern Lit

PS - Did we mention, no attachments?

Compensation: Writers are contracted on a work-for-hire basis and paid a one-time fee with no expectation of royalties or commission

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