May 17, 2010

National Career Award Competition for Literature

Arbor Books to Judge National Society of Arts and Letters Competition

(New York, NY)—Arbor Books, the nation's leading ghostwriting, editing and self-publishing firm, will be a key participant at this year’s National Career Award Competition for Literature, organized by the National Society of Arts and Letters.

The competition will be held in Florida from May 20 to 23.

The competition, which is open to short-story authors between the ages of 18 and 33, is part of NSAL’s long history of promoting the arts in America. The winners of the competition will be announced on May 22 in Clearwater, Florida, where Arbor Books will be represented by Larry Leichman, co-owner of the company.

“This is a terrific opportunity for aspiring writers,” says Mr. Leichman. “Being an NSAL finalist or winner adds crucial cachet and credibility to a writer's query letter or resume, and nowadays that can make all the difference between acceptance and rejection."

Mr. Leichman appeared last year before the Tampa Chapter of the NSAL to deliver a speech on ghostwriting and careers for ghostwriters.

Arbor Books employs nearly 100 ghostwriters who work on various projects and assignments around the world. These writers have been published by mainstream publishers such as St Martin's Press, Random House, Wiley, Baen, HarperCollins, Del Rey, Simon & Schuster, MIRA Books, Scribner, Bantam, Warner Books, Doubleday, Dutton, Tor, Pocketbooks, Pinnacle/Kensington Books, Penguin Putnam and others.

Arbor Books also employs reporters who have worked for some of the top newspapers and magazines in the US, including The New York Times, The New York Post, The Miami Herald, Rolling Stone and others.Arbor Books also employs media tie-in writers who have written books for some of the most popular series in the world: Star Trek, Star Wars, Stargate, Dr. Who, Halo, Warhammer, Jurassic Park and more. Many of Arbor’s writers are members of the Horror Writers Association, International Thriller Writers, the Mystery Writers Guild and Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. Some of their writers have been optioned for movies and TV by New Line Cinema, Fox Searchlight and many other production companies.

The top award in the National Career Award Competition is $10,000 and will continue NSAL’s longstanding tradition of patronage. NSAL was started in 1944 by a group of American women who first met in the Maryland home of Mollie Davis Nicholson. The NSAL has always been nonpartisan and nonprofit.

“The future of our publishing industry is dependent on organizations like the National Society of Arts and Letters,” says Joel Hochman, co-owner of Arbor Books. “Whether they help to open doors, garner publicity or land a job, competitions such as those sponsored by the NSAL are more vital than ever in promoting a writer's career.”

A global company, Arbor Books and its ghostwriters have worked for more than a decade with clients both young and old to produce inspiring memoirs, insightful histories, thrilling novels, business books and many others. The firm works closely with clients to plan their projects at prices that meet their budgets. The process is completely confidential--only the client’s name appears on the finished product, and he or she retains 100 percent of the book’s rights and profits.

Arbor Books’ ghostwriters have years of experience in writing books with clients from all walks of life, though Mr. Leichman and Mr. Hochman also help young writers to develop.

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