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two additions [May. 12th, 2014|09:58 am]
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1. With the Reader: War for the Oaks Kickstarter closing at 4 Central Time, I hear that it now has a Pamela Dean essay included in the photo book. Very, very cool. Go, little Kickstarter, go!

2. You can add to the pool of dragons in my friend Marie Brennan’s Memoirs of Lady Trent series if you want to design your own. Write up a description of no more than two hundred words of your new dragon or draconic cousin sub-species, send it to dragons.of.trent@gmail.com with the subject line “DRAGON: [your dragon name here],” and if your dragon is among the chosen ones, you’ll get an ARC of the new book, which is full of sea serpents. I should totally do this, because I can easily be bought with sea serpents, but since I often get ARCs as a reviewer, I’m going to leave it to those of you who imagine draconic species but don’t usually get sent free sea-serpenty books. But think of your 12-year-old self (or if you are 12, think of yourself): “you just write a short description of a new kind of dragon, and if they like it, they send you a free fantasy novel.” That’s a pretty good deal.

(If you start noodling with dragons and writing it up and think, “Wait, this new kind of dragon is too awesome to give to Marie Brennan, I will go write my own dragon story,” I bet she would consider that a pretty nifty outcome too. More dragons for everybody! But no free book in that case.)

Originally published at Novel Gazing Redux


From: swan_tower
2014-05-12 05:29 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the boost!

Two important notes:

1) You do not merely win an ARC; your dragon will actually go into one of the books. #3 if it's something I can slip in during copy-edits; #4 or #5 if not. But it will realio trulio become part of Lady Trent's world. Which for some people may be a bigger lure than the ARC . . . .

2) You don't surrender rights to your dragon if you send it to me, even if I choose it as a winner. (This came up as a question a couple of days ago, and I realized I hadn't made that a part of the contest writeup, which I should have done.) If you want to use it in your own dragon story, you are 100% free to do so. You can tell everybody my novel is a stealth crossover fic with your own world. :-)
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