Thursday, May 27, 2010

Call for Guest Posts

You read that right, mes auteurs: I'll be on vacation the last week of June, so I'm going to need five—count 'em, five—guest posts to put up while I'm away. And one of them could be yours!

Who: You!

What: One (1) guest post per customer. Please try to keep them in the neighborhood of 300 to 1,000 words. Be creative! Feel free to include a brief bio (50 or so words) and a link to your blog/website, if you have one.

When: You have until 11:59 pm on Wednesday, June 16th. I'll announce the five winning posts on Wednesday, June 23rd, and they'll be posted Monday, June 28th through Friday, July 2nd.

Where: Right here, on PMN!

Why: I'll be on vacation, Dr. Leo Marvin style. Do not come looking for me with an air (bus) sickness bag and a goldfish in a jar around your neck.

How: Please paste your post into the body of an e-mail and send it along to pimpmynovel [åt] gmail [døt] com (see link at right).

Let the games begin!


  1. Question: Can the guest posts be repurposed from our blogs? Or do you want new material?

  2. Is this a self-marketing avenue to promote our work? Or just a place to vent on any topic we think is worth writing about? I'd prefer it to be a place to mention my many books on my webpage.

  3. awesome!! i'm also wondering the same thing as Matthew Delman. does it have to be an original post??

  4. Hi Matthew & Tahereh:

    Repurposed posts are fine.

    Hi John:

    It can be whatever you want it to be, but keep in mind that one of the criteria I'll be using to determine the final five will be breadth of interest; that is to say, I'm more likely to pick a post that caters to the widest possible audience.

    Hope that helps!


  5. Pimp My Manifesto has been submitted.

  6. Sent you one, hope you like it ; )

  7. I've sent one, too. Thanks for the opportunity. :)

    Carol Garvin

  8. Interesting- I'll give it a shot!

  9. I was so excited about this contest that I submitted my entry and didn't even leave a response.

    This sounds fun. I can't wait to see which posts are picked. Thanks!

  10. Are the topics wide open or would you prefer that we keep the entries centered on writing and publishing?

  11. Yikes I thought I replied to this days ago. What a cool way to keep us all entertained while you're taking a break. Thanks for the opportunity!


  12. I just sent you my post. You'll recognize it as the one sent by the obvious teacher's pet, waving her hand high, desperately hoping to be called on.

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