Monday, January 28, 2019

Cover Release for Masquerade: Oddly Suited an #IWSG Anthology

Congratulations to all of the authors who won a spot in the Masquerade: Oddly Suited Anthology!

As one of the admins this year, I had the chance to read all of the entries before the judges weighed in on the winners, and I have to say it was a tough year with many awesome stories. If you submitted a story to the contest, you should be proud of your work as a writer.
For those who won a spot in the anthology - Way to go!
And for the winner, LG Keltner whose short story made the title - Wow!

Masquerade: Oddly Suited

An Insecure Writer’s Support Group Anthology
Release date – April 30, 2019
Young Adult Fiction: Romance - General/Paranormal/Contemporary
Print ISBN 9781939844644
EBook ISBN 9781939844651

Find love at the ball…

Can a fake dating game show lead to love? Will a missing key free a clock-bound prince? Can a softball pitcher and a baseball catcher work together? Is there a vampire living in Paradise, Newfoundland? What’s more important—a virtual Traveler or a virtual date to the ball?

Ten authors explore young love in all its facets, from heartbreak to budding passion. Featuring the talents of L.G. Keltner, Jennifer Lane, C.D. Gallant-King, Elizabeth Mueller, Angela Brown, Myles Christensen, Deborah Solace, Carrie-Anne Brownian, Anstice Brown, and Chelsea Marie Ballard.

Hand-picked by a panel of agents and authors, these ten tales will mystify and surprise even as they touch your heart. Don your mask and join the party…

My writing news this week:
1. I plucked up the courage and sent in a query. It's the first time I've ever queried a novel. 
(Yes, you heard that right, I self-pubbed novels without querying anyone first and my novella based on a Youtube show was commissioned - which meant I was invited to query my B plot and when given the green light, I wrote out the A plot based on the Youtube script and added in my B plot to turn a 30 minute Youtube show into a 30,000 word novella.)

2. In addition to the novel query, I have a handful of hint fiction stories, a flash fiction story, and two drabble-length stories all out on submission. (I had a short story rejection earlier this month, but that's okay. I'm still moving forward.)

 3. I love my Write-In group on Tuesdays. (I just can't say enough about how good it feels to sit in a room for 2-3 hours and just write with a group of like-minded people.)


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

This was the most difficult year to decide on the top stories - there were so many good ones.
Awesome you submitted!

Tyrean Martinson said...

So true, Alex. And thanks - it's an exciting and scary thing to do.

Heather R. Holden said...

Oh, how exciting about your first-ever novel query. Fingers crossed for you!

And very cool news about Masquerade: Oddly Suited. That cover leaves me intrigued!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

First? I'm honored then.

Nick Wilford said...

The cover has taken over today. Such fun!

Good luck on the query. Mmm, that group does sound good.

Natalie Aguirre said...

Great cover. And congrats on querying. I've never done it either. Fingers crossed to you.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Tyrean - fascinating cover ... and good luck to all with the anthology - those who queried and those who were successful - cheers Hilary

Elizabeth Seckman said...

Wishing you luck on your first query!!

krystal jane said...

Congratulations to everyone who's a part of the anthology! Best wishes on the querying! Hope it's not super nervewracking!

H.R. Sinclair, Southpaw said...

Oo, congrats on sending out the query! And congrats to all the anthology winners.

Aakash Dubey said...

Thank you for sharing about this post :-)

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