Sunday, February 17, 2008

eHarlequin Looking for Submissions for New "Nocturne Bites"

Nocturne Bites Length: 10,000 - 15,000 words Editorial Director: Tara Gavin Associate Senior Editor: Ann Leslie Tuttle Assistant Editor: Sean MackiewiczSilhouette Nocturne is looking to acquire paranormal editorial with strong sexual, fantasy and danger elements for its new eBook program, Nocturne Bites. We're looking for fast-paced novellas that hook the reader early by establishing a paranormal world and its conflicts. We are looking for stories of vampires, shape-shifters, werewolves, psychic powers, etc. set in contemporary times. Many of the elements that make a successful Silhouette Nocturne remain true for Nocturne Bites. Stories should deliver a dark, highly sensual read that will entertain readers and take them from everyday life to an atmospheric, complex world filled with characters struggling with life and death issues. A strong alpha hero is of the utmost importantance. While action-packed and mission-oriented, the scope of these stories should be more contained, with more focus turned to character development. All stories should be capable of standing alone; all loose ends need to betied up, and the relationship between hero and heroine should resolve itself in a satisfying manner. For published authors, this line is a great way to build their miniseries at Harlequin and Silhouette. Unpublished authors are welcome as well. Only complete manuscripts submitted electronically will be considered from unpublished authors; no partials or queries, please. Submissions should be sent as a Word-compatible attachment. Submissions should also follow standard formatting guidelines legible font on numbered pages. Author name and title should appear as a header or footer on each page. Nocturne Bites E-mail address: nocturnebites@harlequin.ca eHarlequin Blog Harlequin Paranormal Romance Blog

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