published by Eric Smith on August 2, 2013 - 10:59am
This month, a bunch of Worst-Case Scenario eBooks have been added to the Apple iBookstore's Laugh Out Loud Books promotion (note, that link will open your iTunes). The books are in good company, hanging out with the two of my favorite humor books, All My Friends Are Dead and Go the F*ck to Sleep.
Are you a DIY adventurer who loves writing about crafting, cooking, fashion, and/or design? Are you a geek who enjoys comic books, movies, science fiction, pop culture, and/or top ten lists about those very things?
Then we're looking for you!
We're looking for some freelance bloggers to help expand our Planet Quirk and Quirk DIY communities. We're looking for passionate people, eager to write about what they love.
Yes, we're paying bloggers for their posts. It's not a lot, but it's something. Pay varies depending on the sort of content you're creating, whether you're working on short posts (ie: spotlighting a favorite Etsy shop) or in-depth featured editorial (top 10 lists, essays). We will discuss!
Interested? Drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tell me a bit about yourself, what you're interested in writing about, and include a few links to some writing samples. Please don't send resumes. Just a friendly email and links to clips will do. You should be active on social media and familiar with what we publish on the blog.
But looking back at all the weird and wonderful books we've published, we can't help but ask ourselves... where is the love?
To answer that age-old question, we're announcing the Quirk Books “Looking for Love” Fiction Contest. First prize is $10,000 AND publication by Quirk Books. We’re looking for love stories that are fresh, fun, and strikingly unconventional. Boy Meets Girl. Girl Meets Girl. Girl Meets Shark. Shark Meets Pirate. Anything goes!
Except vampires. Sorry.
Win us over, knock us out, and show us what we're missing! The contest deadline is October 1st, 2013. For official rules and entry form, click the Download Entry Form button above. Good luck!
UPDATE: I wanted to let everyone know that we've reached a decision regarding the Looking for Love Fiction Contest. If you haven't been contacted by a representative of Quirk Books, we encourage you to submit your manuscript elsewhere, and we wish you the best of luck placing your manuscript with another house. We would like to thank everyone for sharing their stories with us.