Wordclay, WritingRoom.com, and PublishingRoom.com Announce WritingRoom.com's "2009 Author's Choice Writing Contest"

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Three winners will have their books published marketed and promoted. The Grand Prize winner will have the their book read by top literary agent, Loretta Barrett and Tor/Forge Books editor, Eric Rabb. Ten Finalists will have the opportunity to work with acclaimed best-selling author, Jon Land, to improve their manuscripts.

An incredible opportunity for writers in this increasingly difficult climate for publishing

Wordclay, (http://www.wordclay.com) in association with its partner at Publishing Room are launching WritingRoom.com's 2009 Author's Choice Writing contest. Authors who submit their manuscripts to http://www.writingroom.com or http://www.publishingroom.com will have them judged by a three-expert panel for the chance to win free marketing and promotional services. The awards include:

  •     The grand prize winner will have his or her book read and considered by top New York literary agent Loretta Barrett and considered for publication by Editor Eric Raab of Tor/Forge Books.
  •     The top three finishers will have their manuscripts published, marketed and promoted.
  •     Each author judged in the top ten among submissions will receive manuscript improvement assistance from acclaimed bestselling author Jon Land--panel member and author of The Seven Sins, one of Library Journal's Top Five Thrillers of 2008.

"We at WritingRoom are very excited to offer this great opportunity to aspiring writers," said Lindsay Preston, CEO of Writing Room. "The top ten authors will have the experience of a lifetime, speaking and learning from best-selling author Jon Land. The education he will give each author will be invaluable."

"An incredible opportunity for writers in this increasingly difficult climate for publishing," said Jon Land, author of The Seven Sins and the forthcoming Strong Enough to Die (May 2009). "I get the sense that Author Solutions and PublishingRoom are on the cusp of the industry's future and they're offering writers the chance to come along for the ride. Sometimes dreams really do come true and this is one of those times."

Preston and Land will be joined on the expert panel by Susan Ludsin, retired English professor from John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio. Authors should visit http://www.publishingroom.com for all contest rules and submission timelines.

For more information on Wordclay, Author Solutions' flexible DIY-publishing solution, please visit http://www.authorsolutions.com and http://www.wordclay.com. To monetize your community through a Wordclay partnership, contact Scott Walters at 812-334-5372.

About ASI's Wordclay DIY-Publishing Solution
Author Solutions, Inc. (ASI) offers Wordclay, the most flexible DIY publishing tool in the industry. Supported by ASI's extensive publishing expertise, the DIY publishing tool can be white-labeled for communities, printers, retailers, and publishers, to monetize their communities. ASI provides author and publishing services around the globe through the AuthorHouse, AuthorHouse UK, iUniverse, Xlibris, Inkubook and Wordclay brands, from its headquarters in Bloomington, Indiana and offices located in Indianapolis; New York City; Milton Keynes, England; and Cebu, Philippines.

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