The Poisoned Pen Bookstore's Blog – February 2009 Archive (3)

Malice Domestic from St. Martin's Press

Hey all you mystery writers, have you heard of the Malice Domestic contest from from St. Martin's Press?

This contest provides a previously unpublished writer an opportunity to launch his or her career with a major mystery imprint, St. Martin's Minotaur. The winner will receive a one-book, $10,000 contract.

Here is a list of previous… Continue

Added by The Poisoned Pen Bookstore on February 28, 2009 at 1:30am — 3 Comments

Hey all you writers out there...have you heard of HarperCollins' Boing Boing?

HarperCollins has opened a slushpile at Boing Boing (read story here)

Getting your book to a Harper Collins editor is nigh on impossible even with an agent...So in an attempt to uncover writing talents and editorial/critical talent HC has set up a site that gives unpublished authors a place to share their work and allows readers to promote their favorite writers, perhaps all the way to a book… Continue

Added by The Poisoned Pen Bookstore on February 17, 2009 at 1:30am — 1 Comment

Graphic Novel Mysteries - From Patrick King

Graphic Novel Mysteries

It’s been great to see that graphic novels (i.e. comic books) have become much more respected over the past few years. Gone are the days when comic writers treated the reader like an eight year old with classic lines such as, “Thank gosh for utility belts!” or “My spider-senses are tingling, that must mean Dr. Octopus is near!”; instead, the writers have realized that their audience has grown up and so has the dialogue and the art work. I have recently… Continue

Added by The Poisoned Pen Bookstore on February 4, 2009 at 2:00am — No Comments

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