June 07, 2006

Go Kirkus! Go Kirkus! It's Your Birthday!

From the Kirkus website (and thanks to the SCBWI e-newsletter for the tip):

Kirkus Reviews, the leading pre-publication book-review journal, has officially launched its second year of the annual search for the Next Big Literary Star. "For this project, Kirkus has turned its well-known abilities in the area of literary criticism and analysis to finding a brand-new voice," said Jerome Kramer, Kirkus Reviews Editor-in-Chief. "You might call it American Idol for the book world."

Kirkus is now accepting submissions for the 2006-2007 literary award, with the winning manuscript to be published by a major New York publisher. To enter your completed yet unpublished, full-length (45,000+ words) novel or short-story collection, please follow the submission guidelines for a chance to win a publishing contract.


The early-bird deadline is October 31, and the fee until then is $135. So get cracking! The contest is open to anyone who has NOT yet published a novel or short-story collection. More details here.

Hmmm...I sense a late-October personal deadline for my novel revision...

2 comments:

TadMack said...

The AMERICAN IDOL for the book world!? Can we never get enough of that festival to mediocrity that we have to employ it as a metaphor for reopening the market to new voices!?

And AFTER the early-bird deadline, the $135 fee goes up?? Obviously the new voices shouldn't quit their day jobs.

Harumph.

Seren said...

And I thought $135 was outrageous. It goes up?!?