22 Fiction Publishers in 5 Fiction Genres

Here’s a little more help today with getting your books published. Below I’ve listed 22 publishers within 5 different fiction genres with click-thru”able” links. Most pay advances but check the submission guidelines to make sure.

!!!Remember, if you do not know how to approach a publisher or agent, or if you do not know how to write a query letter or a synopsis, please go to Writer’s Digest and other knowledgeable publishing trade magazines for help with the business side of books. I cannot stress this enough.

General/Mainstream Fiction

Young Adult/Children’s Books

Romance

Fantasy

Thriller/Mystery

Best wishes with your books and with your writing career!

I write books. You can check out my latest releases by clicking on the link below. And thank you for reading my work. ~Susan

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Writers! 18 Awards in Four Fiction Genres

Writers! Winning awards can launch your career. Below, I’ve listed four different fiction genres and a few awards within each genre. You might want to check these out.

Romance

Thriller/Mystery

Science Fiction/Fantasy

Christian fiction

Hoping you win a few of your own. And you can find my award-winning titles at: http://amzn.to/1CSGskS or simply click the image below! ~Susan.

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Nevermore the Frigid Day

fawnRunning on chocolate chip cookies that’s how it felt running over the frozen mud. Astrid tried not to fall and pulled over the hood of her cloak as she entered the zone.

Ghosts whorled in front of her mouth. She craned her head back and heard their wailing–the ragged bark of their call–a fox team alerting her they had caught her scent.

Water could douse her smell. Assuming she might find a break…

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Nevermore the Frigid Day

fawnRunning on chocolate chip cookies that’s how it felt making her way over the frozen mud. Astrid tried not to fall and pulled over the hood of her cloak as she entered the zone.

Ghosts whorled in front of her mouth. She craned her head back and heard their wailing–the ragged bark of their call–a fox team alerting her they had caught her scent.

Water could douse her smell. Assuming she might find a break anywhere along the thick ice. Landing her boots flat onto the slippery zone, Astrid slid upright until she lost balance. Falling hard onto the frozen crust, her body moved out of control, spinning and spinning until coming to a sudden halt. The brunt taken against her right thigh, with her momentum toppling whatever was in the way.

“Ooph.” A young voice broke the sound of Astrid’s rapid-fire of her breathing.

“Wha–?” She whispered.

“The least you can do is say excuse me.” A fawn squinted and, with graceful control, pushed off the ice.

But Astrid’s face didn’t change. She glanced over her shoulder and saw the first of the fox team enter the frozen field.

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I write books. ~Susan.

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First Page Friday Features Author Christi Corbett

First Page Friday Features Author Christi Corbett

As some of you may have recognized, I moved First Page Wednesday to Friday. Sounds better, wouldn’t you agree?

In addition to first page contributions, I will be putting in some sporadic first line contributions in on Fridays from other authors so don’t be surprised when you see those filter in.

Anyway, I’m excited about today’s feature, a contribution from one of my favorite writers and Pacific…

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First Page Friday Features Author Christi Corbett

As some of you may have recognized, I moved First Page Wednesday to Friday. Sounds better, wouldn’t you agree?

In addition to first page contributions, I will be putting in some sporadic first line contributions in on Fridays from other authors so don’t be surprised when you see those filter in.

Anyway, I’m excited about today’s feature, a contribution from one of my favorite writers and Pacific Northwest author, Christi Corbett. The following first page is from her latest release…

ALONG THE WAY HOME

Chapter One

Kate’s Decision

Charlottesville, Virginia, Wednesday, April 5, 1843

Christi Corbett - AlongTheWayHome-453x680Every Wednesday Kate stood on the same front porch, her hand poised inches from the door, willing herself to do the unthinkable—walk away without knocking. However, during the hesitation, her courage inevitably fled.

Wednesdays were a long-standing tradition, and one she couldn’t disrupt.

She rapped her knuckles on the wood. Familiar footsteps clicked toward the other side of the entry, and she forced a smile as the door opened to reveal an overdressed, overfed, overbearing woman.

“Katherine Davis, how dare you appear at my doorstep bareheaded like some commoner? Get your bonnet on this instant!”

Kate’s smile faded. “Yes, Aunt Victoria.”

She slid the velvet cage over her head, knowing she’d only remove it after stepping across the threshold. Under the guise of propriety, her aunt had tortured her for years. Recently she’d expanded her teachings to include the fine art of manipulating men and viewed snaring a husband as the ultimate goal.

Kate followed the bitter spinster’s perfume cloud into the parlor. Cream and gold wallpaper, the best her father’s money could buy, adorned each wall. Marble-topped tables stood between overstuffed chairs and a matching sofa. After taking a seat on the sole wooden chair in the room, she smoothed a wrinkle from her skirt in preparation for the weekly inspection.

“A lady’s appearance is of the utmost importance.” Aunt Victoria paused to wriggle her fingertips into her taut sleeve, tug out a handkerchief, and dab a line of sweat from her upper lip. “Might this be the week you finally manage to pull yourself together?”

Secure in her dressing room choices, Kate held steady under the probing gaze.

Her auburn curls were captured in a perfumed knot at the nape of her neck. She wore a dress of the finest green velvet, custom dyed to match her eyes and brushed by servants to a soft sheen.

A LITTLE ABOUT CHRISTI CORBETT

Christi Corbett Picture for BioChristi lives in a small town in Oregon with her husband, and their twin children. The home’s location is just 600 feet from the original Applegate Trail, and the view from her back door is a hill travelers looked upon years ago as they explored the Oregon Territory and beyond.

YOU CAN FIND CHRISTI’S BOOKS AT THE FOLLOWING SITES:

Amazon            Barnes and Noble           Astraea Press (my publisher)

Web/Blog: http://christicorbett.wordpress.com

Twitter: @ChristiCorbett

Facebook: Christi Corbett—Author https://www.facebook.com/pages/Christi-Corbett-Author/430817400345104?ref=hl

On Reading Tolstoy

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Last year, for a master writing class I attended, Tom Jenks (editor from Narrative Magazine), charged each attendee a reading list of several books, fiction and nonfiction alike. One of these books sat like Humpty-Dumpty teetering on the wall and I wasn’t sure if I could complete the material simply because of this single book. It was “Anna Karenina” by Leo Tolstoy.

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On Reading Tolstoy

LeoTolstoy-Age20

Last year, for a master writing class I attended, Tom Jenks (editor from Narrative Magazine), charged each attendee a reading list of several books, fiction and nonfiction alike. One of these books sat like Humpty-Dumpty teetering on the wall and I wasn’t sure if I could complete the material simply because of this single book. It was “Anna Karenina” by Leo Tolstoy.

For those of you who do not know Anna the book runs about 820 pages which means Tolstoy has given us approximately 361,000 words to read, give or take. Your contemporary novel averages between 350 and 400 pages which equates to approximately 75,000 to 100,000 words. I normally read shorter work. Aside from Stephen King’s “Duma Key,” I have read very few tomes. I wanted to cancel my time at the workshop and lose my deposit. I was scared.

AnnaKarenina-TolstoyI colored the task with my fear. As I made my way into the novel, I couldn’t get my head out of the voluminous job I was undertaking and, although I was enjoying the story, still felt overwhelmed by the book’s size. Isn’t that silly? I slogged through the first 400 pages simply from worrying about finishing. But when I got to the midway point, a new worry took over–I didn’t want the book to end.

And, by the end, I was transformed.

So moved was I by Tolstoy’s words, sentences, paragraphs, chapters–its entirety–that I promised myself to read the book once a year, for the rest of my days, during Lent.

That is where we are right now. This past Ash Wednesday I started reading the first 20 pages. And, let me tell you, with no fear and only a sense of hope, the story is better the second time around. I’m reading in 20 page increments for 40 days until Easter.

And, this time, reading only 20 pages a day, makes the reading difficult again simply because I want more.

I’m not sure if you’ve ever read Tolstoy’s “Anna Karenina.” I’m reading the Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky translation. This translation is the one with a book cover showing a woman’s bare knees and in her hands is resting a bouquet of purple violets.

I hope you decide to read Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy. I want to say more but I have to go. I want to fulfill my Lenten promise–to read Anna daily until Easter.

Today! NY Times Romance Author, Debbie Macomber!

Today! NY Times Romance Author, Debbie Macomber!

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Debbie MacomberDebbie Macomber is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and one of today’s most popular writers with more than 170 million copies of her books in print worldwide. Macomber brings to life the compelling relationships that embrace family, community and enduring friendships, filling…

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This Week on Dialogue: Guest Romance Author, Debby Lee

This Week on Dialogue: Guest Romance Author, Debby Lee

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DebbyLee-AuthorShotforBarbourDebby Lee was raised in the cozy little town of Toledo Washington. She has been writing since she was a small child. After graduating from high school, she studied Advanced Creative Writing at her local college.

As a self professed nature lover, and avid listener to 1960′s folk…

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