The hotly-anticipated SUNLOUNGER anthology is out this July with a dedicated website featuring over 30 bestselling authors. Their page-turning stories are set in sizzling locations all over the world. Masterminded by our fabulous bestselling author, Belinda Jones, eight more of the Agency’s clients are contributing to the anthology: Carrie Duffy, Emma Garcia, Anna-Lou
Weatherley, Victoria Fox, Martel Maxwell, Lynda Page, Cally Taylor and Lara Williamson. The anthology will also include three competition winners.
Harriet Bourton, commissioning editor at Transworld and editor of the anthology, tells us why these stories stand out: ‘What is so completely brilliant about this collection is the variety the reader gets to experience: heartbreak and heartache, laughter and a feelgood buzz, sweet romance and blossoming friendships, mystery and intrigue. There truly is something for everyone, crafted with love and care from an extremely talented group of women.’
There has been a huge amount of activity paving the way for the summer publication. From a hot vintage photoshoot to the sensational dedicated website featuring interviews with everyone involved, around the world tips and travel advice, and the top ten finalists’ entries.
Madeleine Milburn is on the panel of judges and is also handling the US and translation rights.
UK Publication date: 1st July 2013
Bestselling author Belinda Jones is giving three brand-new unsigned writers a fabulous opportunity to be published this summer alongside an array of bestselling authors. The popular women’s fiction anthology called SUNLOUNGER will be published in July 2013, and will include each winning story. Readers will be transported to San Tropez, Tuscany, Key West, Antigua, the Australian Outback and beyond!
Not only will your story be published alongside 30+ fabulous names in fiction, but the first prize-winner will receive a cabin case filled with deluxe travel goodies, as well as a special one-to-one consultation with the Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency.
Milburn will give consultations to all three winners and will also be selling the translation rights in the SUNLOUNGER anthology to publishers around the world. Five of the Agency’s women’s fiction authors are already contributing: Victoria Fox, Carrie Duffy, Cally Taylor, Anna-Lou Weatherley and Emma Garcia. They will be taking part in a hotly anticipated photo shoot on 27th February at a special location in London to promote the competition and their work.
Milburn says “I am delighted with The Belinda Jones Travel Club competition – I believe there will be a huge revival in popular women’s fiction over the upcoming summer, especially seeing how successful this genre is on the ereader. This will give women’s fiction a very welcome publicity boost. The Sunlounger author shoot is on tomorrow so stay tuned for some incredible footage celebrating women’s fiction!”
The Belinda Jones Travel Club facebook page is running the Jet Set Chick Lit Short Story competition, and we are very much hoping that you would like to contribute a mini masterpiece to the anthology.
Word count: 1-5,000
Deadline: March 31st 2013
Publication date: July 1st 2013
Location: anywhere sunny/summery outside the UK!
Theme: the kind of story you would like to read while swaying in a hammock
Additional info: a sense of place – the book will provide the reader with a round the world trip!
To register and receive a set of guidelines, entrants simply send an email to email@example.com. There will be ongoing discussion and advice at the Belinda Jones Travel Club page on Facebook while @belindatravels and @agentmilburn offers up-to-date Tweets! Belinda Jones is the author of 10 escapist novels branded ‘Vacations for the price of a Paperback’ so it is fitting that the first prize-winner has the added bonus of receiving a designer cabin-case filled to the brim with deluxe travel goodies.