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We have moved!

Come see our new site at suckerliterary.com

 

Awesome Stuff Happening at SUCKER LITERARY

We are currently responding to submissions, so check your inbox! Please be patient with us as we process the feedback sheets. Some folks will not receive feedback because their submission didn’t follow the guidelines. Specifically, they submitted a piece that is not YA. To us, YA is high school through the first year of college, maybe. Thanks to the flourishing New Adult genre, we do not need to include the college age through first few post-college years.

We are also having Joseph Lee, of Wolf&Fox Design Studio, redesign and relaunch our blogsite so that it is a REAL website. The mock-up is AMAZING and our fans and supporters will not be disappointed. Details, plus an interview with Joseph, are forthcoming.

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WRITER’S WALL (or, Sharon Creech Made Me Cry)

WRITER’S WALL (or, Sharon Creech Made Me Cry).

 

Read Hannah’s guest post on Henandinkbytes.

 

STELLAR REVIEW OF VOLUME 2!

Just want to share with our SUCKER fans and friends this beautiful review of volume 2 by Arianne St. Clare. 

http://stclairesbookworld.wordpress.com/2013/05/15/sucker-literary/

More FREE copies. . . Goodreads Giveaway!

Our social media director Kacey Vanderkarr has put together a Goodreads giveaway from May 8-June 8th!

Check it out!

Volume 2

(Paperback version)

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ALSO. . . SUCKER LITERARY: an anthology, volume 2 is FREE today and Friday on Amazon in the Kindle store. Click here now to get your FREE copy!

There’s no catch to this. . . now readers can get their hands on SUCKER and write reviews to  post on Amazon and Goodreads.

This FREE promotion is one of several that will be coming up over the next few weeks. We are an indie literary enterprise that relies on volunteers for staff members (there are currently over 25 of us!) and readers to help promote us. So we thank you in advance for your support!

SUCKER LITERARY is a platform for the emerging author of YA fiction, for the daring writer who wants to talk about the real deal of high school and teenage-hood.

SUCKER, FREE! (Get it?)

BIG NEWS!
WE ARE FREE TODAY!!!

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SUCKER LITERARY: an anthology, volume 2 is FREE today, tomorrow, and Friday on Amazon in the Kindle store. Click here now to get your FREE copy!

There’s no catch to this. . . now readers can get their hands on SUCKER and write reviews to  post on Amazon and Goodreads.

This FREE promotion is one of several that will be coming up over the next few weeks. We are an indie literary enterprise that relies on volunteers for staff members (there are currently over 25 of us!) and readers to help promote us. So we thank you in advance for your support!

SUCKER LITERARY is a platform for the emerging author of YA fiction, for the daring writer who wants to talk about the real deal of high school and teenage-hood.

So how long will this all take?

The question every submitting writer wants to ask the agents or editors who have their work.

At SUCKER LITERARY, we try to be very transparent about the submitting/responding process. So I will break down the steps for all of you who have submitted (and those of you who are just curious).

We are now entering our reading and critiquing period. This process is rolling. From the moment I received the first set of submissions on March 1 when we opened the doors of this reading period all the way through doors closing on May 1, I’ve been fielding submissions to our readers. So the responding process actually has been going on for some time. However, the getting of the actual YAY, NAY, or MAYBE to you all will take another several weeks to several months. This is because our staff of 25 readers must fill out feedback sheets, which include whether or not a piece should be accepted, rejected, or mentored. Then they send those back to me, and I read EVERY SINGLE one. How long does that take? Continue reading

The Story Behind The Story: Ann Karasinski’s A Level Playing Field

Author Ann Karasinski
“A Level Playing Field”

Several years ago in our now defunct local newspaper, I read about a woman, a wife and mother, who had died in a tragic accident. Over time the her story began to haunt me.  The newspaper described the woman’s community involvement and named her surviving family members, including a teenaged son.  I wondered how her son actually would survive, how he would remember his mother and see his dad, and how he would see himself.  Eventually, this son took up residence in my imagination and spoke to me through my own secrets and experiences and became Jason O’Donnell. Continue reading

The Story Behind The Story: Allie Brennan’s Dark Angel

About a year ago, I had just finished another book about an impossibly sexy angel guy and his weak (and clueless) human soul-mate. Now, I’m not saying I didn’t enjoy the book, but it made me think; what if the roles were reversed. What would happen if there was a strong kick-ass and sexy female angel and her weak and plain human lover boy. And to really twist it up, what if she was the bad guy? Or supposed to be the bad guy?

To get my novels straight in my head, I sometimes write short stories about them to work out voice, character traits, tone, etc. Well, that’s what I did here (minus lover boy), and I blew through this story so fast I barely breathed. I immediately fell in love with my feisty DARK ANGEL, Lucy, and her jerk of a brother, Damon. Continue reading

The Story Behind The Story: Kelly Samuels’ Do You Remember Fred?

KELLY SAMUELS, author of “Do You Remember Fred?”

http://www.KellySamuels.com

A few years back, I went to UCLA to investigate their Extension’s decorating program.  And now I’m a writer.  Somehow I ended up at the Writer’s Fair, sat in on a lecture and listened to an author talk about all the characters she has swimming around in her head.  I thought, Hallelujah, I don’t have a multiple personality disorder; I just have characters searching for a plot. (Some characters I’ve had with me since childhood!) Continue reading

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