Time to Travel! (and other updates)

Hey Swoon Readers,

Everyone here at Swoon Reads Headquarters have been running around like crazy this month and the excitement just keeps building. This week is especially exciting, since several of us are heading down to New Orleans for the Romantic Times Book Lover’s convention!

First and most importantly, if you are planning to attend, be sure to check out our panel:

SWOON READS: An Introduction
Thursday, May 15th
11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
the Bonaparte room, 4th floor

Sandy Hall will be there, along with her editor Holly West, and Jean Feiwel herself, to introduce Swoon Reads and A Little Something Different to the RT crowd. There will be fun, and prizes, and our moderator, Kathryn Little (better known here as our mascot Avon’s mother), has cooked up a little something special to kick off the event.

You can also schedule an editorial appointment with Holly West on Friday between 11:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.

And of course, we will be wandering around the convention enjoying the panels, and giving out Swoon Reads swag.

And if you weren’t able to attend RT this year, don’t worry! You can follow along through all of our New Orleans fun, since we plan to be Tweeting, Facebooking, Tumblring and Instagramming up a storm.


Other Announcements, Updates and Reminders:

1. We know you’ve been anxiously awaiting the final cover design for Save Me–the designer of the most strongly supported cover direction is taking all of your great feedback into account, tweaking it so that we can have the finished product ready to share with you by next Monday, May 19th. We’d like to thank you again for all your votes and comments, they’ve been super helpful in finding the best way to visually represent Jenny Elliott’s thrilling paranormal romance!

2. Remember Readers (and all you Reader/Writers), it’s now your time to shine! We are counting on you to post as many honest ratings and comments as possible on the site by May 31st, so you can help us find the most Swoonworthy Manuscript for our Second List!If you have any questions, check out this Reader blog post.

Only submissions uploaded before the deadline of April 30th (11:59 PM) will be considered for our Second List. But, if you were unable to get your manuscript finished and polished in time, no worries! Swoon Reads is a publishing imprint, not a contest. We are committed to continuing to look for and publish Swoonworthy manuscripts and we want you to be happy with your manuscript (and for it to have the best chance possible) when you post it. The deadline to be considered for our third list is August 31st, 2014. Congratulations to everyone who submitted and good luck!
3. Finally, we have some exciting new website updates coming swoon–stay tuned for a complete breakdown of these great new features!

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