We are looking for apiring writers.
About Rival Publishing
Rival Publishing is a new publishing company with the objectives of working with new and budding writers. We are not a vanity publishing company. We do not ask you to pay us to publish your work.
We work with writers who want to develop their writing to a stage where we can genuinely offer them a writing contract for publication. To achieve this, we employ a revolutionary approach to publishing by setting targets, and hope to beat our combined expectations.
Some ground rules for consideration
- All submitted entries must be unpublished (including online).
- You must own the copyright to the work you submit.
- You must not submit material under consideration by other publishers (including online).
- All submissions must be original works.
- All writers are liable for any court action resulting from copyright infringement on the work they submit.
Rival Publishing: “Here to Help”
We want to make sure that you succeed. To do this, we will assist you in fulfilling your commitment to finishing your entry/writing on time.
- You may have to buddy up with another writer/editor who will give you constructive criticism of your work/entry.
- You may be required to offer objective critiques of other writers’ entries. This will not be elaborate, just a few pointers on how you understand and appreciate their work/entry.
- All submissions will be vetted for entry into our collection(s).
- There will be a period of developmental progression to make submissions easier and less daunting for all writers/contributors/editors. You will be required to stick to these guidelines.
- Because of the unusual way in which this collection is being generated from you and other writers, you will be advised on themes, scenarios to submit. These are situations you will have to choose from. You will have as much as three different scenarios/themes to choose from. You will still be in control of your own creativity.
- You will be required to submit a profile of your writing career, published or otherwise. This is to help raise the profile of the authors, editors and contributors including Rival Publishing.
- We only accept online submissions to facilitate the entire publishing process. Each writer will be given a period of 8 to 10 weeks (commencing January, 2009) to start and complete his/her entry in readiness for the work to be complete.
- Each contributing writer must stick to the deadlines given so as not to hold up the rest of the team. Likewise, each writer/reviewer/critique must reply to query and buddy tasks promptly (normally within three business days).
- For sake of privacy and security, all writers must use our prescribed pennames/pseudonyms during the developmental process. When you are happy for us to publish your work and we feel your writing is up to standard and marketable, we would then be in apposition to escalate your entry for publication. Then and only then will we be able to disclose your preferred pen name to the person(s) you would like to have them. We would not disclose contact details for any member of the teams without your express written permission.
- All writers will be required to be in regular contact during the developmental stages, even when deadlines are not met (we are hoping this will not come to be).
Consideration for publication
If you would like to continue with this please open the attachment and fill in the form. Do not forget to click the submit button.
Bear in mind that this is a collection of Short Stories of between 3,500 to 10,000 words. But don’t worry; you will have enough room to manoeuvre.
However, we are looking for quality as well as volume to attract a wider range of readership. You will be able to tell how many words you have written within the developmental stages of your writing.
You will be advised, in writing, of your contract when your work is considered to be ready. You are not obliged to submit your work after the developmental period. You can decide not to progress with the entry if you feel the terms are not to your advantage. Basically, we will not publish your work without your written consent.
Do note, however, that part of your work may still be published online during the developmental stages and afterwards. This is to help you and other writers/editors/contributors decide if the collection is to your interest(s).
We are keen to hear from aspiring writers. Do you know of any writer who might be interested in this project? We will like to hear from them too. Please forward this email to any writer you know might be interested. This is the first of many such projects and we are hoping to get the best of entries/writers on board for each publication.
For an Application Form email: kath.alina.yahoo.ca