May 1, 2015

The Synopsis Treasury

The Synopsis Treasury
Have you ever wondered what successful authors submitted to publishers? Ever wanted to peek over their shoulders and see their synopses or outlines, the ones that landed a book contract (and maybe even the ones that were rejected)? Now’s your chance. Contained within these pages are never-before-seen story submissions by international bestsellers, grandmasters, multi-award winners, and rising stars, each with an original biography and introduction. But what about the publisher’s response? You’ll find some of those here too. Have you ever assumed an editor would accept whatever a heavyweight author gives them? This collection proves that even a successful writer may be asked to rethink, rewrite, and resubmit—and that’s if the editor likes it well enough in the first place. Selected by Christopher Sirmons Haviland over a span of ten years, these real story submissions in their context will supplement all those “how to write and submit” books by showing you how it’s done.
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Have you ever wondered what successful authors submitted to publishers? Ever wanted to peek over their shoulders and see their synopses or outlines, the ones that landed a book contract (and maybe even the ones that were rejected)? Now’s your chance. Contained within these pages are never-before-seen story submissions by international bestsellers, grandmasters, multi-award winners, and rising stars, each with an original biography and introduction. But what about the publisher’s response? You’ll find some of those here too. Have you ever assumed an editor would accept whatever a heavyweight author gives them? This collection proves that even a successful writer may be asked to rethink, rewrite, and resubmit—and that’s if the editor likes it well enough in the first place. Selected by Christopher Sirmons Haviland over a span of ten years, these real story submissions in their context will supplement all those “how to write and submit” books by showing you how it’s done.

About the Author
Christopher Sirmons Haviland

Christopher Sirmons Haviland, also published as C.S. Haviland, has a Bachelor's degree in Radio/TV/Film from the University of North Texas. He is the author of the fantasy novel Faith & Fairies. His short stories include "Change" in Pronto! Writings From Rome and "The Reality Division" in Bad-Ass Faeries 2: Just Plain Bad (winner of the 2009 EPPIE Award).

Haviland co-produced the feature film The First of May, which won a half dozen awards, including the Award of Excellence by the Film Advisory Board, The Dove Award from The Dove Foundation, and two Best Film Awards from the Burbank International Children's Film Festival. In addition, as a spec screenwriter, Haviland has been a finalist for many awards.

Haviland is a highly sought after veteran in online advertising operations and was staffed in the startup phases of About.com, Mail.com and the Softcard mobile app.

He  lives in McKinney, TX with his wife Sara and his three boys, Forest, Sky, and River.

Learn more at CSHaviland.com.