Memorable Mondays: Curiosity Quills Edition

Happy Monday everyone! Hope you all had a productive/ relaxing weekend, and are ready to go for a new week!

Thanks for the comments on my latest Favourites Friday entry; it was a lot of fun taking part in The Armchair Squid's Cephalopod Coffeehouse, and I hope to do it again next month!

It's back to Memorable Mondays today, and this week I'm promoting something quite close to home - my new employer Curiosity Quills! 

Curiosity Quills is a gaggle of literary marauders with a bone to grind and not enough time for revisions.

We are an independent publishing house, creating together, supporting each other, and putting out the best darn tootin' words this side of Google.

Want sci-fi? Want paranormal? Want horror? Want mystery? Yeah, there's an app for that.

Aiden James has brought to life the first three installments of Dying of the Dark Vampires. Now, Curiosity Quills Press brings you the first “Calling of the Co-Authors”, a competition to help bestselling author Aiden James find a worthy co-author to continue Txema’s tale.

  •     Are you a writer? Check
  •     Do you love Aiden James’ novels? Check
  •     Are you familiar with the dark skill of vampire authorship? Check

Then you are a perfect candidate to compete and be considered to co-write with Aiden James!

Fans and Voters: This is your chance to read several different plausible courses the storyline could take, and the opportunity to choose how you want the story to continue! Don’t miss it!
Curiosity Quills Presents: Call for Serialization Submissions

Over the last three years, Curiosity Quills Press has brought you a plethora of wonderful serializations, many of which have gone on to be published as ebooks and paperbacks; such as Amy Fecteau’s Real Vampires Don't Sparkle and Michael Panush’s Jurassic Club.

Now they're looking for exciting new hard-hitting dark sci-fi, speculative fiction, and paranormal works of the highest quality, aimed at adults, young adults, and new adults, to be published at the Curiosity Quills website.

If you’re interested in submitting something to them, please read through their author submissions guidelines, and then follow these instructions:

To submit a manuscript for consideration, please send an email to one of the addresses below with the following information:

  • A one-page query letter containing your genre, title, word count, and a brief blurb about the book.
  • The first five (5) double-spaced pages
  • For serialized works, please include information about update frequency, update length, and projected series duration.
  • Established authors are welcome to query with a standard proposal package of three chapters, a synopsis, and a query.


Young Adult: | New Adult: | General Adult: | Not sure which to use?

Best of luck with your submissions, Curiosity Quills look forward to hearing from you soon.
Curiosity Quills recently reached a huge milestone; a thousand posts. CQ have come a long way in the last few years, and  want to thank everyone who has supported them thus far; it’s greatly appreciated. They  hope you’ll stick with them into the future, as they have some exciting things planned.

Reaching such a massive milestone has made them reflective and eager to improve and one of the areas they want to focus on is their social media presence. For this reason, they've created a quick user survey to find out how you rate their social media presence this far, and what they can do to improve.

It only takes three minutes to fill out, and Curiosity Quills will be extremely grateful if you could give them your feedback. Thank you. 

Thank you for taking the time to check out what Curiosity Quills is all about, and what they've got going on at the moment. I don't just say this from the point of view of an employee, but also as a writer who thinks what they're doing is brilliant, and truly believes in them.

Please check back later in the week for Working Wednesday for another snippet from my WiP paranormal romance. 


Thank you for taking the time to read this entry, and comment. I really appreciate it.