11.28.2006

Blind Submission

Here's a pretty fun contest.

To qualify you can't be published or represented BUT they aren't asking you to sign with anyone. They just don't want to poach. (Maybe the Sobol people should read these Terms and Conditions and take detailed notes).

And the book sounds pretty interesting too.

18 comments:

leatherdykeuk said...

Darn!
US residents only!

Mark said...

And "some" folks get their memoirs published no matter how mundane the content and scope. I suppose it's a matter of market: Lot's of waitresses. I wonder if I submitted a proposal for "my life as a waiter," if I'd had one, what the result would be? I think "not for us."

Heather said...

Cool. Interesting way to promote a book, if you ask me. I'll have to remember this when I'm promoting mine...

Sam Davis, Literary Reject said...

I'm in the running! Perhaps I'll be lucky enough to meet the illustrious Miss Snark herself.

Sam Davis, Literary Reject said...

I look forward to meeting you, Miss Snark. I'll bring the gin.

Anonymous said...

Interesting marketing ploy for the book...

Brady Westwater said...

I don't know if I'd care to have my novel edited by a company that spells novel's as 'nove''s on its website and whose unnecessary use of the word 'that' weakens the forward motion of two of the sentences.

I'm already good enough at bad editing to need any assistance in geting things wrong.

Anonymous said...

It would be nice to know who this top New York literary agent is. Seems like it would be a big draw to announce the name of the agent unless they don't have one on the hook yet.

Anonymous said...

I tried entering, but repeatedly received error messages upon hitting submit...

Chumplet said...

Only open to U.S. residents. I'm out.

Anonymous said...

My world renowned cardiac surgeon at amajor teaching hospital approached me to chat before he operated on me. I noticed he had nicked his chin shaving. I left the hospital immediately and went to the local community hospital where a young surgeon accidentally removed my gall bladder.

Southern Writer said...

I'm already good enough at bad editing to need any assistance in geting things wrong.

I got that. Very funny.

Mark said...

I forgot to mention I entered as well. I mean, what's the downside with Crown? Another no, or a possible yes. That's the gig as I see it.

sundae best said...

Wow, did I love this. I read several times that Stephen King is the only author who can pull off a book with a novelist as its main character. I haven't written one, but still...

You made my day again, Miss Snark.

Zany Mom said...

I read a book with a similar premise a while back by Sandra Brown, Envy. "When a NY publisher receives a tantalizing manuscript from someone identified only as PME, its blockbuster potential--and perhaps something else--compels her to meet its author. On a remote Georgia island she finds Parker Evans, a man concealing his identity and his past. She is drawn into his tale of two young friends and a deadly betrayal...But there's something chilling about this novel, its possible connection to her own life, and the real-life character who uses her, or anyone, to get what he wants." (condensed from the book jacket).

Now this book (and the contest) has me intrigued...time to chop my hook to 700 characters (from 1100)...sigh...

Anonymous said...

I had the same problem submitting. If you don't click the Terms and Conditions box or fill in all of the fields, it spits out an error. Not great messaging, but you can hit the back button.

Tony said...

hiya folks ... so i just read in an email from media bistro that the "top literary agent" is actually the author's agent. i guess they do have someone on the hook ... whoever he/she is. i've submitted!! wish me luck.

Cynthia Bronco said...

Thanks for the heads up Miss Snark!