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

How It Works.

Entrants will have the chance to write, read, and vote for five chapters of a historical romance. Every two weeks, a winning chapter will be announced, and will set the narrative thread for the next round. Avon will announce 5 chapter winners, who will all win 3 signed Avon romances. The grand prize winner will be announced on July 20, 2015, and will be considered for an Avon Impulse publishing contract and receive signed copies of all of Avon’s August 2015 novels.

Get Started Now!

Head over to www.avonfanlit.com to view the first prompt, which is open until Monday, May 18th at 9am EST. The sooner you submit your piece, the sooner you can start collecting votes! Voting for the first round ends on Thursday, May 21st at 12pm EST.

And…

Coming this summer, JukePop is introducing a 1 click publishing tool that pushes stories out to over 100 ebook retailers. Join the wait list now at www.jukepop.com/home/publishyourself.

 

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A Bit About HarperCollins:

HarperCollins Publishers is the second largest consumer book publisher in the world, with operations in 18 countries. With nearly two hundred years of history and more than 65 unique imprints around the world, HarperCollins publishes approximately 10,000 new books every year, in over 30 languages, and has a print and digital catalog of more than 200,000 titles. Writing across dozens of genres, HarperCollins authors include winners of the Nobel Prize, the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Newbery and Caldecott Medals and the Man Booker Prize. HarperCollins, headquartered in New York, is a subsidiary of News Corp and can be visited online at corporate.HC.com.