Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Writer Wednesday: Big Announcement and Opportunity for Writers

I've been mentioning that I have news to share, and I can finally tell you what it is. I am now an acquisitions editor for Leap Books, Seek. This is the middle grade line for Leap. You can read the announcement on Leap's blog here.

As many of you probably know, I've been working as a copy editor for Leap for about a year now. That means I've had the privilege to work on some great titles from all of Leap's lines—Surge (YA), Shine (YA/NA novellas), and the newly renamed Seek (MG). Seek was formerly known as Frolic, but since the characters in the books seek adventure and don't actually frolic, the name was changed. ;)

Now the news that's good for you. Yes, YOU! I see you. In August, I'm opening up to unagented submissions for a very short period of time. Of course, if you have an agent, you are welcome to submit too. But this is an opportunity for those without representation at the moment, since Seek is usually only open to agented submissions.

So get ready! I'm looking for adventure, mystery, fantasy, and contemporary. And remember, it must be a middle grade title. If you don't want to miss my announcement of when the open submission will take place and where to send your query, follow me on Facebook and/or Twitter where I'll be sure to post the details.

37 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your new position, Kelly! I wish I wrote middle grade books. Best of luck.

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  2. Congratulations, Kelly! This is great news and a great opportunity!

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  3. That is such exciting news, Kelly! Congratulations, and have fun on this new adventure!

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  4. Way to go, Kelly! LB is awesome!!! I'd love to sub my MG, just not sure if I'll be finished with my final edits. #rushestomydesk

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    1. Get to that desk, Sheri. Open submission will happen soon!

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  5. Very cool, congrats! Will that include young-ish middle grade stuff? Like for 8 to 11 year-olds?

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    1. Right now Seek is focusing on upper MG/tween. That could change in the future. You never know.

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  6. Congrats, Kelly! That's awesome! Wish I had a MG to submit, but it is not done yet. Some day, after all the others... =)

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  7. Congratulations!! Exciting times for Leap! All the best ~ karen

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  8. Congrats Kelly! I wish I hadn't already signed with another publisher for my tween adventure novel.

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    1. You could always write another one. :)

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    2. I am. In fact, I'm writing two, but they won't be ready by August. LOL

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    3. I see myself opening up submissions more than once.

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  9. Congrats, Kelly! It's always great to hear about your success :)

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  10. Congrats, Kelly! That's awesome.

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  11. Congrats on the position, Kelly. Do you accept horror and paranormal?

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  12. Many, many congrats, Kelly. That's great!

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  13. Congratulations on the position, Kelly.

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  14. Woooh, Kelly-- I must have fallen asleep and woken up just now. Don't know how I missed this. :D Congratulations and hooray for a reveal worth cheering about!

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