Thursday, July 8, 2010

MuseItUp Publishing

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.


Publisher: 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. Great post on MuseItUp Publishing. Lea is awesome!

  2. Thanks for the info, Donna. I'll check out the guidelines.


  3. ah, Donna, thank you SO MUCH for mentioning both the conference and the pub house.

    I tell you we only opened our doors in March this year and so impressed with the quality of the writing thus far.

    I have to say a big thank you to the cover artists and to the editors because without them there wouldn't be a house. They are an amazing team.

    But last and certainly not least, the authors need to take a bow because these writers truly are inspiring. We are so close knit and gab so much that I literally had to open up their own Muse Gab room so they can let loose and have fun.

    We have a readers group, an authors group, and now our authors GAB room. It feels like Christmas everyday with these guys.

  4. I'm one of the authors at Muse and I can tell you, everyone and I mean everyone -editors, authors, cover artists and Lea are great. I feel like family.

  5. I'm a YA author contracted with Muse It Up for my Dark Fantasy series. I have been particularly impressed by the transparency from the top and general friendly/family attitude from everyone involved.

  6. Hi Donna, I'm one of the editors and an author at Muse and I love it. Everyone is incredibly helpful. We've got a fantastic line-up as Lea mentioned. SO excited for the fall.

  7. This is so exciting! Lea is such an amazing woman and I know this new venture will soar with success.

    I love your blog Donna, and have an award for you tomorrow over on mine.

    Have a wonderful evening!

    Nancy, from Realms of Thought…

  8. I'm thrilled to hear how well MuseItUp Publishing is doing. No surprise with Lea at the head.

  9. Thanks for this post! I have a few writer friends that I think will be interested in submitting to MuseItUp publishing.

  10. Clara:

    Thanks for stopping by and passing the MuseItUp Publishing info to your friend.

    Best wishes,

  11. I'm adding MuseItUp to my list of publishers to think of. I really loved the conference.


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