For general information on the website or if interested in being a part of Austen Authors* contact Sharon Lathan and Abigail Reynolds jointly via this email: email@example.com
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*The Austen Authors Blog was created by Sharon Lathan and Abigail Reynolds. They began as online Jane Austen fan-fiction writers who self-published their first novels before being signed by Sourcebooks Landmark. We fully support online fan fiction of all kinds and fully support self/independent publishing and e-publishing models. When forming Austen Authors in 2010 we decided that for the sake of continuity, standards, and manageability we had to limit the number of Austen Authors contributing to the blog and required them to be published with a traditional publishing house. This is no longer the standard we hold to. The radical changes in the publishing industry, which seem to be happening daily, includes the choice by many traditionally published authors to move to independent publishing. These shifts in the publishing model that has been in place for a century are exciting, and beneficial for readers and authors.
Therefore, we encourage traditional and independently published authors of Austen-inspired fiction to contact us if you would like to be a regular, contributing member of Austen Authors. We address each request on a case-by-case basis using criteria we have developed, including whether the cover and the formatting appear professional, whether the manuscript was edited by an outside editor, absence of errors and typos in the text, reader ratings, total sales, and writing classes/conferences/workshops attended by the author. Books by independently published authors will be reviewed by a minimum of 3 Austen Authors, and must be approved unanimously. Since many of us have learned by making mistakes, any indie-published writer who submits a book that fails to meet criteria is welcome to revise their book and be reconsidered for membership. More than anything we want to keep the Austen genre alive and vital. We want authors who are committed to that cause and enthusiastic about sharing their passion. If that is you, contact Abigail and Sharon.