The Second Annual Summer Writing Project is looking for the Next Great American Author. We are so excited about this!

The Summer Writing Project is an annual collaboration between Black Hill Press, JukePop, and 1888 that advocates writing and supports reading and provides aspiring authors with an opportunity to create novellas (a distinctive, often overlooked literary form that offers the focus of a short story and the scope of a novel)

Authors can submit these stories one chapter at a time for immediate quantitative and qualitative feedback from readers.

For submission guidelines and to view a complete schedule of events please visit 1888.center/swp.

Shaunn Grulkowski, one of three authors whose novella was selected and published from last years program noted, “The great part of the Summer Writing Project was being able to workshop a project in a supportive environment of artists and consumers like JukePop; into a product that was attractive to a forward-thinking publisher like Black Hill Press.”

JUKEPOP: Go ahead. Be a part of the next best seller.
JUKEPOP: Go ahead. Be a part of the next best seller.

Last year, 117,808 writers and readers connected to participate in the Summer Writing Project.  This year, the Summer Writing Project will continue to expand and partner with local bookstores, libraries, and universities to schedule a series of FREE educational lectures, panels, and workshops throughout the months of June, July, and August.

Program topics include Writing for Comics and Videogames, Spreading the Word: The Author’s New Role in Marketing, and Judging Books by Covers, and will feature discussions with Southern California publishers and authors.  Each event will be hosted at a different location including Barnes & Noble, Chapman University, and the Orange Public Library & History Center.

After the program ends on August 31, 2015, Black Hill Press will select three (3) novellas from submitted entries and publish them in a special Summer Writing Project collection with cover artwork by noted Japanese artist Mariya Suzuki.

About Black Hill Press
Black Hill Press is a publishing collective founded on collaboration. Its growing family of writers and artists is dedicated to the novella-a distinctive, often overlooked literary form that offers the focus of a short story and the scope of a novel. Black Hill Press believes a great story is never defined by its length.

About JukePop
JukePop, Inc. is an incubation platform that combines community driven feedback and data analytics to help authors turn their concepts into great books. JukePop, Inc. believes there’s at least one great book in every author, the difference is in how the story is told.

About 1888
1888 serves as a regional catalyst for the preservation, presentation, and promotion of cultural heritage and literary arts.

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