Saturday, February 28, 2009


Page-a-Day WC - 1,097 words

I received this from one of the Editors from Long Story Short. I'm not much one for reality TV. Thought I would pass it along anyways:

Upcoming Reality Show Promotes Reading While Offering Assistance to Aspiring Writers

To encourage literacy throughout the United States, Shadow Play Entertainment and its partners are gearing up for a historic literary journey of a lifetime: to find the next big thing in publishing. They realize that reading is not only important, but providing quality entertainment to the masses is also vital. Introducing "The Write Stuff" (, a new reality show designed to assist individuals in their quest to get their work recognized, as well as network with those who have made it in the industry.

This new project will not only encourage creativity but also provide assistance to those who are looking to make it in the world of publishing. Hosted by Executive Producers Cyrus A. Webb (Shadow Play Entertainment/Conversations Book Club) and Glenn Toby (Celebrity Sports and Talent Agent/Precision Pictures and Films), the show will take fourteen (14) contestants who have drive, ambition and the willingness to succeed through 14 weeks of challenges to prepare them for the competitive literary world.

Airing in select cities (on the CW Channel and select My Network Channels) and ABC affiliates, the show will be seen by an audience of over 20 million households. After airing, all episodes will be available on The Write Stuff TV channel on Youtube found at As new markets open, previous episodes will be re-aired with the finale airing simultaneously.

"The Write Stuff" will put the contestants in the faces of those who can make it happen for them in the publishing world and those who can give them the tools they need to be successful. At stake is the ultimate prize for those who want to make their mark in the industry: a ONE-BOOK DEAL provided by Hollygrove Publishing! Along with the book deal and recognition of having "The Write Stuff," come a brand new Dell Laptop and a prize package worth over $16,000. There will also be features in Conversations Magazine (online and print), Poetic Monthly Magazine (online and print), Crunk Magazine (online and print), and Hype Magazine, along with other publications across the country!

Live auditions began in January 2009 and will take place throughout February 2009. However, online auditions are accepted as well. Details are available at Judges include up-and-coming as well as best-selling authors from across the country. There is no doubt that this project will be one for the record books, getting national attention, as well as helping many contestants make a name for themselves---all while encouraging literacy for those watching at home and online.

For more information or to schedule interviews, contact Cyrus A. Webb at