New publication (this one’s big)

Cover of Sententia, issue #3.

I’ve been sitting on this one for a while, waiting for news of its imminent arrival, but it’s been hard because I’m really excited about this one: issue 3 of Sententia is publishing an excerpt from my Civil War novel Hagridden (which long-time readers might remember from NaNoWriMo 2009). Today I got news that the issue is in from the printers and should begin shipping to readers this Friday. Want one? You can pre-order a copy today!

And you’re going to want one, because this thing is unique: This particular issue of Sententia is a special “pitch” issue, which will consist entirely of novel excerpts accompanied by plot synopses and query letters. In addition to the copies that go out to readers like you, the issue will also get shipped to literary agents and small presses who might be interested in the books.

The idea is that someone might read, for instance, the excerpt of my novel and be intrigued enough to contact me about the rest of the book. Which might lead to representation or even a book deal.

This is all very tenuous, of course, as everything in the publishing industry is these day, so who knows what might come of all this. But the idea itself is so cool that I’m thrilled to be a part of it, and you can be thrilled to be an early reader if you pop over and order your copy today!

Incidentally, in preparation for this special issue’s release, Artistically Declined Press (which publishes Sententia) put the issue in Goodreads. I’m listed as one of the contributors, which allowed me to launch my author profile at Goodreads. So while you’re waiting for your copy of Sententia, head over to Goodreads and become a fan!

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