Angela James has a call for submissions up on her website – which isn’t a big deal, if you think about it. But what caught my attention is that this is the second time I’ve seen an editor reach out directly to writers via blogs or Twitter. First was Heather Osborn, who said over Twitter that she had a hole in her publishing calendar and needed an urban fantasy/paranormal manuscript that was completed and ready to go. It was the Tweet heard round the world – I think Heather ended up with something like 25+ manuscripts in her inbox in a day. (My eyes hide under my eyelids at the thought).
Angie did something similar today via her blog and via Twitter: an informal request for holiday-themed novellas for Sam Hain (distant cousin to Sam My Links Don’t Break When the Book Comes Out). According to Angie, the stories can be any genre, any heat level so long as they are novellas (18-35k words) and are holiday-related, including Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, whatever.
Ok, someone, please, fire up the submissions letter to Sam Hain for a novella about His Yule Log. Please. I’m begging here.