Life is funny. In preparation for this contest, we sent out many queries in search of judges for you. And you know how we like to complain about no response from agents and such? Well, we now have a new appreciation for the issues they have to deal with email on a daily basis.
We missed an email from one of our judges! We've rectified the situation and wanted to take this time to remind you who our wonderful judges are and what they are hoping to find.
Krystal Wade from Curiosity Quills
Andrew Buckley from Curiosity Quills
Nancy Bell from MuseItUp Publishing
Amy Lichtenhan from SapphireStar Publishing
Donna O'Brien from Crescent Moon Press
Krystal--I love older mc's (18+)! I'd like to see some good dystopian, more male
mc's too, and then of course anything scifi/fantasy/paranormal with
something new and unusual.
Andrew--I’m looking for adult fiction be it paranormal, sci-fi,
fantasy, urban fantasy and/or anything quirky or humorous. No YA or NA please.
I like strong protagonists with a unique voice and wonderfully evil
antagonists. Please, please, please, no in-your-face sword and sorcery type
pieces. They’ve been known to cause sharp pains in my posterior. I’m
also looking for cookies. Oatmeal raisin are my favorite.
Nancy--MuseItUp is looking for more dark fiction, horror, as we are light in
that department. However, romance, historical romance, YA/MG from a male
POV that will entice that sector. Of course, we are open to anything
that is well written and crafted. We don't publish literary fiction or
Amy--We're especially interested in contemporary romance and paranormal
romance at this time, although we are accepting submissions in all
Donna--Currently, we are looking for voice rather than specific genre requirements, though we
primarily a boutique publisher of high quality fantasy, futuristic, and
paranormal fiction. We are interested in urban fantasy, dystopian,
futuristic science fiction, steampunk, mind-bending time travel, space
operas, mythological as well as historical retellings with a twist, epic
high fantasy, and the paranormal. We are also interested in paranormal
categories of suspense, thrillers, gothica, and mystery. CMP also
accepting submissions in the YA and New Adult categories of the above