Do you have a great idea for a book? Then have I got a lead for you. Chronicle Books, absolutely one of my favorite design-driven and generally brilliant houses, is having its 3rd annual Great Tumblr Book Search.
They have expanded the categories to include: Art, for photographers, illustrators, or anyone else making visually interesting creations; Food + Drink, for cookbooks, food memoirs, and whatever else you’re seasoning; and of course humor.
Past winners include Sh*t Rough Drafts, published spring ’14, and Droll Pranks for Rich Boys, coming out this fall.
To enter, craft a post pitching the idea. Include a proposed title, a written synopsis (200 words or less), and imagery that communicates your concept (photos, animated gifs, artwork, video, text, or any media supported by Tumblr). They’ll check out your post, along with your entire Tumblr blog. Be sure to tag it “TumblrBookSearch.” Then give Chronicle a link to the post and your contact information using this form. That’s it, you’re done!
They’ll be choosing 3 grand prize winners from each category, each of whom will receive a review session with a Chronicle Books editor, $300 worth of Chronicle books, and a chance to be published. Runners up receive $100 worth of Chronicle swag.
Visit the Chronicle Books Tumblr for more details, but get busy — submissions close March 2.