mission statement: To provide exposure for those writers
who burn with the desire to write but have not yet been published.
are we all about? Newwriters.com is an Internet service
through which we display works of new writers on our web site.
We provide a vehicle for interested Internet users and others
to view, by means of synopses, your unpublished novels, plays,
poetry, short stories and non-fiction material supported by
a short biography. Our register offers submissions in any
language. We keep the cost low by not getting too fancy.
probably been bothered by countless self-proclaimed literary
agents who have suddenly discovered you and want to work with
you. Usually this involves a substantial up-front sum for
preparation of a "business plan" or some other ruse.
Often they work with a "book doctor" who, upon the
recommendation of the bogus literary agent, offers to help
you rewrite your work to make it "more acceptable for
publishers." They also provide a convenient credit card
plan and accept all major credit cards.
literary agents do not solicit in this devious manner. They
are busy enough with their regular clients and rarely accept
new, first-time authors. Publishers too are difficult to reach.
Your only chance is the old fashioned, two-way mailing routine,
which is not only expensive but usually non-productive. Newwriters.com
offers them a chance to see what's out there quickly and efficiently.
If a synopsis strikes their fancy, they can take the next
step by filling out the on-line form provided directly on
our web site. Newwriters.com is able to screen requests for
validity and to send the information as well as your particulars
to them. From then on, it's up to you.
will it cost? The following straightforward approach should
appeal to any writer who has sent endless manuscripts "over
the transom" without success. While we cannot and would
not offer any guarantee of getting published, we think that
our unique approach stands a reasonable chance of having many
people see what your work is all about. In truth, though millions
of people are connected to the Internet, the actual number
of persons viewing your work would probably be in the thousands.
At any rate, potentially many more agents and editors could
see your work through this service than you could reach by
Fifty dollars for an initial, one-time registration of one
work. The work(s) will be registered on our site (Newwriters.com)
for a period of one year commencing with acceptance of the
application form and receipt of payment. Twenty-five dollars
will be charged for each additional work. Fifteen dollars
per work/ per year will be charged for renewal of registration
after the first year and for each subsequent year. An additional
ten dollars will be charged for re-typing of each synopsis/biography
combination unless the synopsis/biography is submitted on
floppy disk format or uploaded per instructions at our site,
in which case, no retyping fees will be charged.
Must specify genre and length, i.e.: Gothic, page/word count.
Subject matter, type (straight non-fiction, creative non-fiction,
etc.), page/word count.
scripts: Subject matter, time period, number of acts,
characters, number of pages, stage or screen elapsed time
Specify verse style as appropriate, number of poems in collection,
number of pages.
stories: Number of stories, subject matter, style as shown
by sample paragraphs, page/word count
submissions to be accompanied by a biography of the author
limited to approximately one hundred words and a synopsis
of each work of three hundred and fifty words. Each synopsis
will be registered as submitted with no editing of any kind.
It is incumbent upon the author to avoid typos and other unprofessional
errors. NOTE: All synopses and biographies must be SINGLE
SPACED, Courier, Ariel, Times Roman or other legible font,
12 point size. For a single submission, both the biography
and the synopsis must be on a single 8 ½ x 11 sheet.
HINT: Submit on floppy disk or upload per web site instructions
and pay no retyping fees. (Normally $10.00 per biography/synopsis.)
is not responsible for copyright claims in any way. Submitting
writers must accept full responsibility for the copyright
of their work as well as defending any claims of infringement
by any other party relating to posted synopses on the Newwriters.com
web site. Consequently, submitting authors agree to absolve
and indemnify Newwriters.com from any claims instituted against
their submitted material.
submission will remain on the web site register for a period
of one year from the date of first insertion. Reinsertion
charges will be as previously stated.
of collections of poetry and short stories shall constitute
a single work with synopses not to exceed three hundred and
shall advertise in diverse media consistent with the volume
of registration. These shall include; Internet search engines,
newspapers, magazines and periodicals, television and radio.
In addition, press releases will be sent to major publishers
periodically in accordance with the language in which the
work is written.
shall specify the language in which the work has been written.
Each synopsis will be registered as supplied in whatever language
the work was written.
initial contacts from prospective publishers, literary agents,
editors, producers and other legitimate agencies requesting
information shall be made through Newwriters.com and its representatives.
Transmittal of manuscripts to interested parties shall be
the responsibility of the author.
of two percent (2%) of any and all gross sales derived from
the sale of works registered with Newwriters.com shall apply.
This shall be applicable for all sales in any media regardless
of other fees that may be charged by literary agents or their
representatives. Payments shall be made directly to Newwriters.com.
The two- percent (2%) shall also apply to any and all advance
for additional client information shall be made using the
on-line form on the Newwriters.com web site. Responses shall
be made by e-mail, regular mail or Fax.
verification and notification of publication of any work,
the author's name and a synopsis of work will appear on the
Newwriters.com SUCCESS PAGE.
If your manuscript is in process and incomplete at registration,
please specify the degree of completeness as well as the estimated
time to finish. I.e. "Two-thirds complete. Will finish
within three months."
you the best with your writing endeavors regardless of whether
or not you elect to use our service.
19 Claudette Circle
Framingham, MA 01701
TO GET STARTED
your biography (100 words) and synopsis (350 words) using
one of the following methods:
per web site instructions
on single sheet 8 ½ x 11
sure to single-space the typing.
and date writer's acceptance sheet.
payment as specified on the writer's acceptance sheet.