Thursday, September 24, 2009

Official Call for Debut Authors for the 2011 CWIM...

Did you all miss me? I sure missed you (and my blog). But now I'm back from my little vacation and a fab WD conference in New York, my deadline-o-rama is almost over, and it's time for me to start thinking about the 2011 CWIM.

And do you know what that means? FIRST BOOKS! I'm looking for debut author and illustrators who'd like to be interviewed for my "First Books" feature in 2011 CWIM.

If you are interested in being featured in First Books, here are the rules and guidelines:

  1. Email me at, subject line "First Books."
  2. Tell me about your debut book including the title, publisher, genre and approximate publication date.
  3. The book must be available in some form by November (so it can be read before you're interviewed).
  4. A cover image must be available by January 2010 (because I don't want to feature a book without showing the cover).
  5. Please include links to your website or blog if you have one.
  6. No self-published books please.
  7. Tell me something fun/interesting/exciting/unusual/inspiring about you/your book/your path to publication.
  8. E-mails must be received by October 8th.
  9. I'll be in touch with those I've chosen by the October 30th; otherwise you likely will not hear from me--I simply don't have time to contact everyone, although I wish I could. (I may acknowledge receipt of emails, however, depending on how busy I am and/or how much I do or do not feel like doing other work.)
  10. Debut authors not chosen to be featured in First Books could be chosen as Debut Authors of the Month which will be resurrected on this blog starting January 2010!


Suzanne Young said...

Glad to have you back!!!

Amy Allgeyer Cook said...

Is it still required that your publisher has to listed in CWIM to participate in 2K groups?

Vodka Mom said...

Alice- have you heard of Barrie Summy? She's the author of the "I SO Don't do Mysteries" books. You might want to check her out!

Tara said...

I wish I could send you my info. Maybe I'll be ready for the next go round.

loveskidlit said...

One day... In the interim, I'm really liking the revised formatting for listing editor preferences in the 2010 CWIM. It's very user-friendly; thanks!

Carmela Martino said...

We definitely missed you, Alice. So glad you're back!

Judy Winter said...

Welcoming you back. Alice, and looking forward to wearing all my cool new fall boots, too.