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Saturday, October 10, 2009

Wanted: YA / Middle Grade Authors and Reviewers



The Long and the Short of It ( is pleased to announce the upcoming launch of a new member in our family:

Aurora Reviews for Young Adult* and Middle Grade stories!!!


Do you write Young Adult or Middle Grade stories or know someone who does? We launch "Aurora" on January 1, 2010 and will need authors to feature in interviews (this is a free promotional spot).

We'll also need free short stories to share on our “Thrifty Thursday” page. As a special introductory offer we are asking YA/Middle Grade authors to submit to us a 1000 word short story for inclusion on the site free short story page. Upon acceptance for publication we're offering the following compensation:

  • One free author spotlight on Aurora (a $20 value)
  • One six-month banner/book cover ad on Aurora (a $45 value)
  • 50% off of your choice of any one Goddess Fish Promotions service

  • Note: All offers must be used or scheduled by January 31, 2010

    Email us at with "Aurora submissions" in the subject with your story in the body of the email. If you have any questions, would like to schedule an interview or have your book reviewed by Aurora, email us at the same email address with your question or request (but please make certain you indicate that it is for Aurora).


    On the heels of our announcement that we'll be opening a YA/Middle Grade reviews site, we also need to put out the call: WE NEED REVIEWERS!!

    I'm already getting review requests in the door, and only have a few reviewers lined up. So, if you're interested in reviewing for the soon-to-be opened Aurora Reviews, please see the reviewer guidelines for LASR/WC (which will be the same for Aurora ... except the erotic romance part *G*) and apply as soon as you can.

    The guidelines are here:

    We have a great incentive program and we're tons of fun -- so for all the books you can read, and the chance to earn Amazon or BN gift certificates, Aurora Gear (tote bags, mugs, T-shirts, etc) and more, become a reviewer!

    We hope to hear from you soon.

    Marianne and Judy

    * Our definition of Young Adult Fiction: YA is fiction written especially for adolescents and/or teenagers and involve characters of the same age (i.e. eighteen y.o. or younger). If your story involves main characters over the age of 18 y.o., we don’t consider it “Young Adult”.

    Friday, October 9, 2009

    Note: We Are Moving YA Reviews from LASR

    Just a note, in case you wonder why we have reviews (below) from two years ago when Aurora isn't officially opening until 1/1/10 -- we felt it would be most appropriate to move the YA reviews previously posted on the LASR site to Aurora, in order to reach the right set of readers.

    A book is timeless. Just because it was released a year or two ago doesn't mean there isn't an audience for it. We hope you enjoy reading reviews on some of these older books.

    - The Aurora Administration

    Monday, October 5, 2009


    The Aurora Reviews site will launch on January 1, 2010

    Please check back then!