Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The Next Big YA Book Event!

Calling all YA authors!

If you have ever hashtagged #amwriting, #MSWL, or #IWantToBePublishedSoBadlyMyEyeballsMightPop, than pay attention.

From September 17th through October 1st, Hipso Media Publishing and Jenny from Supernatural Snark will be hosting the ‘Next Big YA Book Event.’

Why is this good news for #amwriters?

Here’s how the event works. Most publishers work exclusively with agents, which makes it difficult (more like close to impossible) for up-and-coming writers to get their work seen. Well, Hipso Media Publishing will be opening their doors to all YA writers who dream of traditional publication, but can’t seem to catch a break. Writers who have mountainous ideas, along with an actual mountain of rejection letters. Hipso wants to pick one of those writers, and treat them like the literary rock star they are, showering them in every publishing perk someone of their caliber deserves:

-  Publishing contract with a generous royalty program
-  Custom cover from Seedlings Design
-  Candace Book Blog Book Tour
-  Exclusive front-page podcast on AuthorsOnTourLive, iReadBooksRadio and iHeartRadio (which gets an average of more than 1 million hits a year)
-  Novel as an eBook on all major retailers – Kindle, Nook, iBooks, Kobo, around the world
-  A featured post on Supernatural Snark
-  Awesome book swag, and more…

Once the winning manuscript is picked, Jenny from Supernatural Snark (Owner of Seedlings Design) will work with the author to create a custom cover that will be sure to shout, “NEXT BIG YA BOOK”. And then she’ll do a featured post on Supernatural Snark, to make sure the world hears.

No agents, hoops, or hassles. The only criteria are that your YA manuscript be finished, you must believe it’s great, and it must not already be published somewhere else.

Here’s the link to the submissions page and contact info:
Good luck and happy writing!
I honestly wish I was talented enough (or, really, just had the time and creativity!) to be one of those people who hashtag #amwriting. (Instead, I'm pretty all I ever hashtag is #tired or #collegestudentproblems or #bibliophile.) I think this event is simply fantastic so I encourage you all to participate, especially if you get your cover designed by Jenny @ Supernatural Snark who is just phenomenal. ;)

Well, that's all for today! I hope you're having a great week, not dying with back-to-back quizzes and tests, and getting a lot more reading done than I am. (Although, I do have to say, I finished Blue Lily, Lily Blue and AAAHH if you haven't pre-ordered your copy then stop reading this and go pre-order it!) :D


  1. This is definitely a fantastic opportunity for those talented writers, who have had a lot of knockbacks. I'm glad to see that you're able to squeeze in a book here or there with your busy schedule Keertana! :)

  2. This really does sound like a great opportunity!

  3. I wish I have the balls to write. Lol. Good luck to everyone in pursuit!

  4. Such a great opportunity! I love that the winner gets a Jenny cover, too. She's so talented.

  5. This is a great opportunity! Jenny's covers are so brilliant, she has such a great eye! I can't wait to see what she comes up with. Thanks for sharing Keertana! Btw, I think #tired is a good hashtag for me as well! :)

  6. I wish I had a manuscript finished, but I've seen so bad with writing my own stuff.

  7. I think you could definitely be one of these authors, and you will be one day! But I'm guessing you have some other things going on right now that are taking up your attention. But this is an awesome experience and Jenny is amazing! I can't wait to see who is picked!


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