First-time author Paul Laudiero has won The Great Tumblr Book Search contest at Chronicle Books. The publisher received 175 entries and Chronicle and Tumblr editors picked the winner together–part of a new annual partnership between the companies.
Chronicle will publish the book next spring. Three Tumblr projects were named runners-up: Twitter the Comic by Mike Rosenthal; The Awkward Phase by Tyler Gillespie and Claire Meyer; and Activitorium by The Tangential edited by Becky Lang and designed by Caroline Royce. Here’s more from the release:
Laudiero submitted a proposal for his popular Tumblr, Sh*t Rough Drafts. He is a 22- year-old from Virginia, a Creative Writing major at George Mason University, and a writer and comedian who performs regularly at Washington Improv Theater in D.C. Last summer Laudiero interned at the Upright Citizens Brigade in New York. Sh*t Rough Drafts imagines early drafts of famous literary works and screenplays including the Bible, Harry Potter, and Braveheart