“My Funny Valentine”, a humor anthology, seeks submissions of very funny writing related to Valentine’s Day.
Submissions so far have tended to be columns in the Dave Barry/Erma Bombeck mold, but there’s also out-of-envelope material. We’ll look at essays, light verse, lyrics, jokes and routines: anything that is truly funny and can be printed. We won’t run anything X-rated or violating the usual taboos, but we’ll give it a look.
“My Funny Valentine” will be an attractive low-priced gift paperback, available on all online stores, and on order from any bookstore.
There is no pay but copies because the book is not aimed at profit, but promotion. All contributors will benefit from the promotional efforts of all the others (aided with support from the publishers and editors, such as videos) and the seasonal nature of the book makes it a natural for media attention.
Previous publication is not a problem, as long as you can release the rights. Work will be copyrighted for authors, but no impediment placed to later publication elsewhere. That’s a lot of the concept.
Some excellent material from a surprisingly high level of professional writers and comics has already been accepted, so just dashing something off probably won’t work unless you’re really talented. But don’t let lack of experience keep you from sending in something you think is ready for prime time.
Submissions taken until July 1, 2011. Publication will be around the first of the year.
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