The AW Amazon Store
Buy Books by AWers!

 

Welcome to the AbsoluteWrite Water Cooler! Please read The Newbie Guide To Absolute Write

Results 1 to 17 of 17

Thread: Leapfrog Press

  1. #1
    Got the hang of it, here
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    41

    Leapfrog Press

    Any word on Leapfrog?

  2. #2
    Mostly Harmless SuperModerator CaoPaux's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Coastal Desert
    Posts
    13,024
    ICAO
    ---------
    Achievers strive for excellence. Perfectionists drive themselves to extinction. -- A Grapple A Day
    I've never known any trouble that an hour's reading didn't assuage. -- Charles DeSecondat

    II 2016: 2017:

  3. #3
    Got the hang of it, here
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    41
    Quote Originally Posted by CaoPaux View Post
    yeah, that one....

  4. #4
    storm central stormie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Still three blocks from the Atlantic Ocean
    Posts
    12,422
    They seem small, don't know about them paying advances (some/many micropublishers don't pay advances, just royalties), but they also don't seem like they accept just anything : Although we have a small number of popular fiction titles, our focus is literary fiction. We publish mainly adult fiction, and occasionally nonfiction. We do not publish children's picture books. We are not currently looking for poetry. " I got that from their website.

    I dug deeper and got this:
    http://www.irawood.com/aboutira/about.htm
    " Ira Wood is the author of three novels, The Kitchen Man, Going Public, and Storm Tide, co-authored by Marge Piercy,... In 1996 he established the Leapfrog Press, an internationally distributed ‘boutique’ publishing company, which the Boston Globe called “the pulse of what’s hot in the publishing world.” He sold it in 2008.

    While an editor at Leapfrog he specialized in the resurrection of near misses: books that had come close to being published by mainstream New York publishers but lacked a certain something, sometimes just big numbers for the author’s previous books, but that notwithstanding, a compelling beginning, a tighter plot, a selling title, or simply a great marketing campaign and the patience to keep a book in print until it found its audience. With a hand in the marketing of every one of Leapfrog’s books, his small press titles received national media attention, some becoming regional best sellers, BookSense and best-of-the-year picks. "

    So, small publisher but seems legit. Located in Cape Cod.
    Last edited by stormie; 09-28-2008 at 05:27 AM.

  5. #5
    Shiny new cover! AW Moderator Calla Lily's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Non carborundum illegitimi
    Posts
    35,764
    I subbed my spec fic to them. I'll let y'all know what happens.


    ETA: Form R a few weeks ago.

  6. #6
    banned as an incurable tosspot
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Fl
    Posts
    1,475
    punt. they are running a contest

  7. #7
    "Bear trumps Elephants!" colealpaugh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Northeast Pennsylvania
    Posts
    952
    Quote Originally Posted by megoblocks View Post
    punt. they are running a contest
    Contest. Last year's winner described as: Each piece in this book is exactly 340 words in length. The book hovers between autobiography and mythology, between reality and surreality, between elation and anxiety, whimsy and darkness, anticipation and dread.

    Ha, it was like the winning author wrote 250 or so kick-ass queries.

    Actually, I like the short descriptions of just about every one of their fiction titles. Otherwise, nothing to add...
    Facebook

    Website

    The Spy's Little Zonbi
    Coffeetown Press/2013

    The Turtle-Girl from East Pukapuka
    Coffeetown Press/2012

    The Bear in a Muddy Tutu
    Camel Press/2011




  8. #8
    Cat hair collector PVish's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    slightly off center
    Posts
    1,631
    Entry fee for their fiction contest is $30 for adult fiction, $20 for MG/YA. Contest closes May 1.

  9. #9
    I hate mayo
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    240
    I have a question with this contest, why do they insist so much in not having personal information on the manuscript?? isn't that a bit fishy??

    thanks
    I blog here

    My rusty ol' website is here

    Black Elephant, White Monkey (9th revision, 83k)

    Untitled literary (draft, 66k so far)

    Other projects resting at the bottom of the pile:

    Project Archangel
    Project Archangel - Phantom Storm
    Grand City

  10. #10
    practical experience, FTW the bunny hugger's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    266
    It is a standard method to help judges be impartial should they happen to know/know of the entrant.

  11. #11
    Bemused Girl nkkingston's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    1,122
    It's probably to avoid any accusations of lacking impartiality; it wouldn't surprise me if they got submissions from their current authors and they want to be sure that there's no bias, conscious or otherwise, while reading them.

    Hungry? Check out my other half's blog Colonel Mustard in the Kitchen.

  12. #12
    Vaguely Bananas Fruitbat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Echo. Echo-location. Duh.
    Posts
    10,986

    Leapfrog Press

    News or thoughts on Leapfrog Press?

    http://www.leapfrogpress.com/
    Story Prompts That Work: 52 Detailed, Tested Story Starters for Short Stories and Flash Fiction (for Adults and Teens)
    https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_n...mpts+that+work

    Writing Flash Fiction: How to Write Very Short Stories and Get Them Published
    http://www.amazon.com/Writing-Flash-...0670797&sr=1-1

    Coffee House Lies: 100 Cups of Flash Fiction:
    http://www.amazon.com/Coffee-House-L...fee+house+lies

    Blog: http://carlyberg.com/

  13. #13
    figuring it all out craziichas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Upstate NY
    Posts
    80
    No but the name makes me think of the Leapfrog stuff for kids toys

  14. #14
    Coffee Coffee Work Coffee AW Moderator amergina's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Posts
    14,599
    There's a thread on Leapfrog here:

    <snipped>

    (and I'm sure a room mod will come along and merge the thread)
    Last edited by CaoPaux; 07-21-2013 at 07:49 AM. Reason: threads merged, thanks!
    Latest Release: Daily Grind
    Coming October 2017: Outside the Lines

    Website * Twitter * Tumblr

  15. #15
    A Gentleman of a refined age... thothguard51's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Out side the beltway...
    Posts
    9,308
    I have never heard of them, but they have been around since 1993. A plus that I like is that they list all their editors, and even the current interns on their about us page.

    All submissions are via electronic, but they do not allow attachments. I am not keen on posting my sample work within the email itself because they get all jumbled up. Still, if this is what they are used to, I suspect they can make heads or tails of the jumbled mess...
    Knowledge is learned while wisdom is earned.

    Currently working on...

    From, The Tales of Netherron,
    Book 1, A Game of Pawns
    Book 2, Pawn takes Queen,
    Book 3, Pawn's Gambit,

    In the pipeline,
    Children of Netherron, follow up trilogy
    Guardians of Netherron, prequel trilogy

    http://nickanthony51.wordpress.com (on hiatus)

    Nick Anthony

  16. #16
    Vaguely Bananas Fruitbat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Echo. Echo-location. Duh.
    Posts
    10,986
    Thank you, everyone.
    Story Prompts That Work: 52 Detailed, Tested Story Starters for Short Stories and Flash Fiction (for Adults and Teens)
    https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_n...mpts+that+work

    Writing Flash Fiction: How to Write Very Short Stories and Get Them Published
    http://www.amazon.com/Writing-Flash-...0670797&sr=1-1

    Coffee House Lies: 100 Cups of Flash Fiction:
    http://www.amazon.com/Coffee-House-L...fee+house+lies

    Blog: http://carlyberg.com/

  17. #17
    I got it covered Undercover's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Not here, but there
    Posts
    9,562
    I submitted one of my books to them and they've responded with a polite R within a few months and encouraged me to submit in the future. Pleasant bunch.
    My blog Lists of YA (and Adult) Publishers that pay advances and are accepting unagented submissions

    Twitter

    My YA novel, FIX ME is coming from Flux Books November 2017

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Custom Search