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Announcing Avon Fanlit, An Interactive Fiction Contest By HarperCollins! — May 8, 2015

Announcing Avon Fanlit, An Interactive Fiction Contest By HarperCollins!

Dog_and_HeartJukePop is excited to announce that we’re teaming up with Avon Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, to give romance writers the opportunity to participate in Avon FanLit. The 12-week contest encourages participants to submit, rate, and discuss fan-written chapters. The best part? The grand prize winner will be considered for a publishing contract!

“This is Avon’s second venture into serialized publishing via the fan fiction community. We are the first major publishing house to work with JukePop, and we think they’re the perfect partner with whom to relaunch Avon FanLit.” – Liate Stehlik, SVP, Publisher @ HarperCollins

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The Unassailable Fortress: How I Got on the Road to Publishing — April 27, 2015

The Unassailable Fortress: How I Got on the Road to Publishing

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By Brian Guthrie

Picture this: you’ve spent two decades working on your Magnum Opus. You’ve slaved, tuned, refined, threw out, began again, fretted, and worried over every word of the Prologue (we won’t discuss what you did with the rest of your massive tome that would make a librarian cringe at the thought of picking it up). It’s your pride and joy, the bane of your family’s existence. Well, it was, because you discovered the joys of online communities like JukePop that give you unlimited access to Alpha/Beta readers. Now, no one who knows you personally ever has to read a word you’ve written until it’s in printed form.

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Writing: Finding Editor — February 27, 2015

Writing: Finding Editor

Aden Ng

It’s been awhile since I posted anything. Oh who am I kidding? Happy end of the month! I’ve been feverishly editing and looking for an editor for In Evening, and celebrating Chinese New Year (Happy CNY fellow Chinese!). Aside from the serialized version of In Evening on JukePop having been updated to its final, pre-published edit, I’ve also managed to settle on Cassandra Marshall as an editor. It’s my first time looking for a market one, and I’m hoping she would be able to come through for me in regards to In Evening.

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Tea (an Aconitum short story) — February 25, 2015

Tea (an Aconitum short story)

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Aconitum passed 1000 votes on JukePop Serials! I’m so excited and grateful! To celebrate, I’m having a small contest over at my Facebook page.

I’m also going to share this short story with you. It’s very special to me. You see, it was the first thing I ever wrote about Hector and Peter (it was a small test run before I started writing the actual story). I only did minimal editing to it because I wanted to show what the original idea looked like, so a few details have changed, but overall, the world and the characters are the same. I hope you’ll enjoy it.

Disclaimer: This short story contains spoilers for Chapter 13.

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“Tea?” Hector looked enquiringly from the teapot on the table to his friend.
“Please.”
Hector retrieved two cups from the cupboard and put them on the table. They were a little worn at the…

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To Tweet or Not to Tweet…? — February 4, 2015

To Tweet or Not to Tweet…?

by Steven Marshall author of Galico

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So, here’s a joke for you:

This guy walks into a crowded bar and tweets @bar: “I’m HERE!” Only the bartender responds. Everyone else is oblivious to the newcomer. Baffled, the guy asks the bartender: “Why did they ignore me?” The bartender shrugs and says: “That’s what happens when you don’t put a dot in front of your @ sign.”

Get it?

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ATHENA Exposed! Co-authoring Experience from ATHENA’s Authors — February 3, 2015

ATHENA Exposed! Co-authoring Experience from ATHENA’s Authors

ATHENA has a die-hard following on JukePop, but this unique story is co-authored by 4 writers.  We thought they would offer a unique perspective about their process of writing.  A quick intro about the 4 authors below, then we’ll get right to the Q&A session.

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Ryan W. Norris is a full-time evolutionary biologist and part-time writer of (mostly hard) science fiction. He has published in Analog Science Fiction and Fact. When he writes with his collaborators you’ll see a softer side to his scifi.

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Does Professional Editing Help? Kevin Boyer Says… — February 1, 2015

Does Professional Editing Help? Kevin Boyer Says…

Hello all, this is Smiling Worg, a.k.a. Kevin Boyer, author of Dread Lord Bob.

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I recently had the opportunity to work with a professional editor on a science-fiction novel that I hope to release via traditional publishing. Overall, I must say it was an absolutely positive experience, something both I and CoPAP (my novel) needed. JukePop has asked me to share what I’ve taken away from this, which I’ve gladly agreed to do.

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Changes to JP 30 Rewards — January 26, 2015

Changes to JP 30 Rewards

Since JukePop started, we’ve been 100% focused on incentivizing authors to keep writing—with a monthly JP 30 ranking and small cash reward. It succeeded beyond our wildest dreams. So we took it up a notch, and launched the crowdfunding platform where readers can share the success of JukePop writers by buying shares of future sales revenues.
Starting this month (January), we’re changing the reward policy for JP 30 to a credit towards authors that start a crowdfund project (available now) or use our publishing services (available in a month or so). We’re hoping it will encourage all the great authors out there to take their completed works to the next level.
Thank you for continuing to stay with us as we evolve into the best platform for authors looking to publish their stories!
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