Monday, April 5, 2010

New Publisher Blasts into Cyberspace

For those of you who have surfed the Internet in the search of starting or expanding your writing career many of you have met Lea Schizas. Her impressive creditials will leave you inspired. She is the creator of the Muse Online Writers Conference and now the creator of MuseItUp Publishing -  

PROFILE of MuseItUp Publishing:

We welcome new and seasoned Canadian and American authors to send us their manuscripts. Our view is that new writers aren't given an opportunity to showcase their talent. Although a submission doesn't guarantee an acceptance, we will offer comments with tips on how to improve your manuscript and invite you
to resubmit. Simultaneous submissions will be accepted provided it is clearly stated in your cover letter that another publisher is considering your work. Our authors do not pay a fee to e-publish their books with us. We provide editing and cover art for all our books, and assign the ISBN number to your work.

We are a small and upcoming royalty paying independent Canadian e-publisher, open to the following genres:
• Romance (no erotica) - everything from: romantic comedy, contemporary romance, fantasy romance, historical romance, paranormal romance, romantic suspense, western romance

• Paranormal - Fantasy - we love vampires, ghosts, witches, werewolves and shape shifters...and dragons

• Mystery - Suspense -Thriller - captivate us with the pacing of your novel.

Hint: we love cozy mysteries

• Young Adult - we're big fans of the Potter & Twilight series but seeking a unique voice for this target group

• Horror & Dark Fiction - scare the living daylights out of us with your settings, dialogue, and characters - not with blood and gore and missing human parts. Use the power of your writer's voice to draw images that will leave readers sitting at the edge of their seats.

We're seeking quality work, not first drafts, ranging from 3,000 words minimum to novel length. Please see our Theme word count below. We are currently NOT seeking: short story collections or anthologies, Poetry, or nonfiction.

We are an e-publishing house with the aim of publishing e-books first and print books to follow an e-book release within a year (only novel length books will be considered for print.) If print is not published within a year of the e-book release, print rights are reverted back to the author and the e-book rights are still maintained until the duration of the contract.


Lea Schizas

Anne Duguid
Antonia Tiranth
Carrie RO
Chris Speakman
Fiona Young Brown
Karen McGrath
Penny Lockwood Ehrenkranz

Cover Artists:
Delilah K. Stephans
George Schizas


Thank you for your interest in MuseItUp Publishing -


  1.'re helping me get connected!

  2. Said so on another post, but bears saying again! CONGRATS!! I know you will do a great job and I wish you much success, Lea! Thanks Donna for posting!

  3. Great information and encouraging words for those writers looking to get something out there. Congratulations, I know with Lea and the others, this will be awesome. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Oh my Gosh! What a wonderful surprise this is!

    I wish you the best in your new publishing endevour, Lea. I know you'll do a terrific job!

  5. Congrats Lea! I wish all the authors, both current and future, much success!

  6. Good luck to your publishing venture, Lea. I know you will be blessed! It's great to know there is a professional publishing team willing to work with new writers.

  7. Donna, Thanks for getting the word out. With Lea's guidance, this is going to be one great publishing house!

  8. This is great information. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Cool! This sounds really neat. Wishing you all the best, and checking through that list...


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