We are going to share a short interview with each of our guest judges this week to help you get to know them better.
Here's a reminder of what Donna is looking for in a manuscript at this time.
Currently, we are looking for voice rather than specific genre requirements, though we are 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 mentioned genres.
1. How did you decide to get into editing/publishing?
I was previously in the legal field, doing lots of research, writing
and editing. I've always loved books and had the opportunity to join
Crescent Moon Press in applying my skills in a much more enjoyable
2. Why did you choose the publisher you are working with now?
Crescent Moon Press had an excellent reputation for publishing quality
manuscripts and had a fairly wide range of genres. The owners are both
extremely wonderful women and are the most excellent bosses I have
3. What's your favorite part of the job?
Finding THAT story! The one that's unique and gripping yet is told so
well that you are instantly transported into the author's world.
4. What is your current favorite book that you could read over and over?
Oh gosh! Just look at all the latest releases on our website and you
can see why I would have a hard time picking just one. *grins*