Sunday, February 22, 2009

Get Your Stories Published

The Tampa Marketing Company is seeking contributing authors for Five Books to be published in June 2009. The Collections for 2009 are:

1. Ghost Stories and Unusual Tales.
Fictional stories about ghosts, spirits, and the paranormal

2. What Sports (and Sports Viewing) Is Really About
Fictional stories about why people are so attached to sports activities. Stories can be about the activity itself, friendships made, or almost any aspect of the sports world.

3. Depression/Recession ? The Economy in 2009.
Fictional and/or testimonial stories about hardships faced in todays economy.

4. Relationships: the Good , the Bad, and the Funny
Fictional stories about the good, the funny, and the bad side of relationships.

5. Measures of Time, A Collection of Contemporary Poetry.
Creative poetry reflecting todays emotions, living, and times.

Compensation and Submission Information:
Short Story writers will be paid $50 upon approval of their story for publication and will receive 4 books upon publishing. Poets will receive $25 and 2 books for each poem accepted.
Authors may submit more than one story or poem. Fees will be paid within 30 days of receipt of an executed Writer Acceptance Agreement.
Story must be original, on topic, and all rights to the story must belong to the author.
Deadline for entry is March 31,2009.
Selections will be made by April 10, 2009.

To Submit a Story:
Email story to

Heading must indicate which subject area the story belongs to and title of the article.
Name, address, phone, and email of the author must be provided. Story must be submitted in a Microsoft Word File. Stories to not be longer than 3,000 words. Poetry limited to 1,500 words

Availability of Finished Books. The books will be available for pre-order and will be extensively marketed through all available store and online outlets. ORDER BOOKS AND GET MORE INFORMATION at

About Us: Tampa Marketing Company publishes the Davis Islands Community News, a 24,000 distribution monthly publication in Tampa, Florida. Additionally, the Company own/manages/or represents almost 1oo websites including and Company President Bill Sharpe is President of the Davis Islands Chamber of Commerce and Tampa Ghost Watchers, Florida's largest Paranormal investigative team.