Book retailer Barnes & Noble has released their selection of notable new works just in time for spring! Whether you're on holiday and itching for a good read or looking for that perfect birthday gift, be sure to check out the novels that made this year's cut. And if you're a relatively undiscovered writer, Barnes & Noble would love to help point the literary world in your direction! Their Discover program is a wonderful means to garner publicity and establish your audience.
The Discover Great New Writers program began in 1990 to showcase the extraordinary talents of writers who have just started their literary careers. The selection process rests in the hands of many dedicated Barnes & Noble volunteers. While participation does involve a bit of foresight (see below), the rewards are great: Your title, if chosen, will be "featured at 700+ Barnes & Noble and 100 prominent Barnes & Noble College Bookstores, and on www.bn.com/discover."
Eligibility requirements, winner perks, and contact information can be found here. A timetable is listed below:
2013-2014 Submission Deadlines:
Season ///// Submission Deadline
Spring 2013 (January-April 2013) ///// September 20, 2012
Summer 2013 (May-July 2013) ///// December 13, 2012
Fall 2013 (August-October 2013) ///// April 4, 2013
Holiday 2013 (November-December 2013) ///// June 27, 2013
Spring 2014 (January-April 2014) ///// September 19, 2013
Summer 2014 (May-July 2014) ///// December 12, 2013
Happy reading (and writing) to all!