Wicked Books Event

Friday April 20 through April 22, 2018

2018 Tickets Available Now!

PLEASE NOTE: FRIDAY AND SUNDAY TICKETS WILL NOT BE LIVE UNTIL January OR THEREABOUT.
You must have one of these Saturday tickets to get those when available.

I will send an email and announce in all groups and on all pages when they go live.

SIGNING ONLY tickets are NOT available until 3 months before the event, and only in very limited quantities if space is available.

Wicked Book Weekend 2018 is the sixth Wicked Book Event. Our weekend is a little different. We limit it to 50 authors and 350 total attendees. Our signing is intimate and readers are encouraged to go to each author to discover their books. We even have a custom yearbook for sale at cost for you to get each author’s signature (Included for early bird!). The lines are never more than 10 minutes long. The weekend is not about waiting in line getting your book signed and running to the next, it’s about actually spending time with your favorite authors!

Planned at the beautiful oceanfront hotel, the Bahia Mar, there are plenty of activities and restaurants within walking distance, or you can hop on a water taxi right from the hotel to go elsewhere.

ALL EVENTS ARE 18+. NO REFUNDS. Tickets ARE transferable until 7 days before the event.

Hotel room reservations: CLICK HERE or call 1-800-HILTONS (1-800-445-8667) for the Bahia Mar Ft. Lauderdale Beach Hotel and use the code WIC

2018 Submissions Are Open!

Each year, the FAPA President’s Book Awards program recognizes book publishing excellence and creativity in design, content, and production for North American authors and publishers. Librarians, book industry professionals, and educators from Florida and other states will judge content, theme, layout, and cover design elements.

FAPA awards gold, silver, and bronze medals to finalists in each category. Winners are announced by email and listed on the FAPA website in early July. All category winners receive their medal, a digital certificate, and 10 medal decals at the FAPA President’s Book Awards Banquet. FAPA issues a press release announcing the winners that can be sent to the media and used on an author’s website, blog, and on social media.

For 2018, eligible books may be entered in forty-three categories.  There are also two separate cover design categories.  Please see the 2018 Submission Guidelines below.  Discounts are available for Early Bird Submissions. The Early Bird Submissions deadline is February 28, 2018. The final submission deadline is May 21, 2018.

For more information and to submit a book, please visit https://fapa.submittable.com/submit

Writing Contests from Booksie

The Booksie 2017-2018 Short Story Contest
$5.95 ENTRY FEE. Deadline February 28, 2018. One grand prize winner will receive $600, and exposure on the Booksie.com website, which receives millions of readers per month. Two runner-ups will receive $150 and exposure on the website. The short stories can be of any topic. We’re looking for most interesting, original stories that will make us laugh, cry and see the world in a slightly different way.
The Booksie 2017-2018 Young Writer Short Story Contest
NO ENTRY FEE. Deadline February 28, 2018. This contest is for students between the ages of 13-18. One grand prize winner will receive $300, and exposure on the Booksie.com website, which receives millions of readers per month. Two runner-ups will receive $75 and exposure on the website. The short stories can be of any topic. We’re looking for most interesting, original stories that will make us laugh, cry and see the world in a slightly different way.

Submit your best short fiction stories!
Deadline December 15, 2017

We’ll make this quick. Writer’s Digest is on the prowl for standout short stories in 1,500 words or fewer.

Think your short story has what it takes? Enter it in the Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition for a chance to win $3,000 in cash, a paid trip to the Writer’s Digest Annual Conference, recognition in the pages of Writer’s Digest and more.

Make your story bold, brilliant and of course, make it brief.

Enter today!

 

President’s Book Awards


2018 President’s Book Awards Submissions
Are Open!

Each year, the FAPA President’s Book Awards program recognizes book publishing excellence and creativity in design, content, and production for North American authors and publishers. Books published between January 2017 and May 2018 are eligible for this year’s awards. Eligible books may be entered in forty-three categories.  There are also two separate cover design categories.   Discounts are available for Early Bird Submissions. The Early Bird Submissions deadline is February 28, 2018. The final submission deadline is May 21, 2018.

For more information and to submit a book, please visit https://fapa.submittable.com/submit or click on the button below.

Submit Your Book

 

The Joyce Henderson Contest

Southwest Florida RWA Presents

The Joyce Henderson Contest 2017

Deadline for Entries: September 15th, 2017

$30 per submission via PayPal

SWFRW Members only: $25​

CATEGORIES:

Contemporary (including Women’s Fiction)
Editor: Lexi Smail, Grand Central Publishing
Agent: Jill Marsal, Marsal Lyon Literary Agency

Historical
Editor: Robin Haseltine, Entangled Publishing
Agent: Julie Gwinn, The Seymour Agency

Paranormal/Science Fiction/Fantasy
Editor: Nancy Schumacher, Melange Books
Agent: Michelle Grajkowski, 3 Seas Literary Agency

Young Adult
Editor: Jennie Conway, St. Martin’s Press
Agent: Andrea Somberg, Harvey Klinger Literary Agency

Romantic Suspense
Editor: Georgia Woods, Hartwood Publishing
Agent: Erin Niumata, Folio Literary Management

Inspirational
Editor: Sandra Barela, Celebrate Lit Publishing
Agent: Dawn Dowdle, Blue Ridge Agency

AWARDS:

  • The chance to get your manuscript in front of a top industry editor AND agent!
  • All winners announced in the Romance Writers Report.
  • Within each category, winners will receive:
    • 1st place: $50 and a Certificate of Achievement
    • 2nd place: $20 and a Certificate of Achievement
    • 3rd place: Certificate of Achievement

https://swfrw.org/joyce-henderson-contest-rules/

Hard to believe the collection of poems made it into a book, and that Amazon is offering it for sale at $14, free shipping if ordered by August 25th. The editing process, always ongoing, taught me just how much refocusing can happen when a publisher/editor asks simple questions about things you knew so well, before she asked.

Kelsay Books of Hemet, California published the book and sent it UPS to me, this July at Long Lake, NY. Two weeks went by as I tracked it cross-country to New Jersey, then to Glens Falls, NY where it got stacked in a warehouse, off the grid. Several calls, visits to the PO, cursing at the woods… Seems the destination address was insufficient. My luck changed when I spotted the Brown UPS delivery truck circling the village library. I hailed the driver, told him my anxiety-laden tale, and he handed me a 13.6 lb. box from California.

GCWA poets, Jim Gustafson and Joe Pacheco were instrumental in the editing process. Without the GCWA, I doubt I would have met either one of them. Karen Kelsay did a sensitive, efficient job at her end of the publishing process.

I encourage GCWA members to forge ahead with their work, to seek peer review and to learn how even the most modest publishing objectives can be accomplished.

I hope you buy The Time We Make in Passing and that you ask me to sign it for you. It will be an honor.

Gary McLouth