Thursday, April 2, 2015

Thursday Prompt: Image Inspiration

This week we have a special image to inspire your muse. Take a few minutes and look at the painting below. Look at all the details, texture and the people in it. Let them inspire a story with a minimum of 500 words of any genre.

This painting was done by Amy Sellers author and artist of Miss Amy's Rhyme Time Collection. Coming soon from JLB Creatives Publishing will be Amy Sellers Art Gallery. A beautiful coffee table book  filled with the talent of Amy Sellers. Visit Amy's website to learn more about her and her wonderful works and visit to find more authors and books for everyone in your family. 

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Spark Your Creativity!

Every Wednesday we offer you a special photo taken by our CEO Janet Beasley to help spark your creativity. Whether you're an author, a painter, a musician, or clay sculpture artist we think you'll find her photos very inspiring!

Hellooooo Spring!

To view more of Janet's photos visit Janet on Flickr

Happy Creating!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

How Many Words Is That?

As a publishing company we are often times asked how many words are that? We have a small chart you may find helpful to keep handy for future use. 

Keep in mind, that lengths do slightly vary in opinion across the board. JLB Creatives Publishing uses the lengths below when they are deciding as to which category your submission should be labeled. JLB Creatives Publishing does not accept shorter works as stand-alone pieces to be published, though they do welcome compilations of such to be considered for publication.

LENGTH OF WORKS from JLB Creatives Publishing

 Micro fiction 1-100 words
Flash fiction 101-1000 words
Essay (nonfiction) 500-700 words
Short Story 1001-7500 words

Children’s Picture Book up to 40 pages (with accompanying illustrations)
Children’s Chapter Book 6000-10,000 words
Middle Grade (MG) Novel         30,000-45,000 words 
Young Adult (YA) Novel 55,000-70,000 words

Novelette 7501-20,000 words
Novella 20,001-50,000 words

Adult Novel 50,001-110,000 words

Epic, Series 110,000+ words

JLB Creatives Publishing submissions are currently open, specifically for Irish themed stories that fall under the genres of fantasy ~ romance ~ paranormal ~ and historical fiction, to be considered for publication. Please click JLB Creatives Publishing to visit and begin your submission process. 

Monday, March 30, 2015

Scribd picks up JLB Creatives Publishing Books!

Have you heard about Scribd? Scribd is a subscription service like Netflix or Hulu Plus only for books! They are a huge virtual library of thousands  of books, audio books, even comics with no holds or wait times for what you want to read.

According to their website Scribd has over 80 million readers monthly. Now that's a lot of books! As mentioned before it is a subscription service. They do have free accounts as well as paid subscription each one gives a different type of access.

Why should we mention Scribd? They have chosen books from the JLB Creatives Publishing shelves to offer their subscribers. How awesome is that? We are super excited to see our books placed here and offered to so many fantastic readers.

Here are the books offered at present, but keep a look out for more to come to this service.

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JLB Creatives Editor Dar Bagby (L) and JLB Creatives CEO Janet Beasley (R)