Friday, February 29, 2008

Free Workshop - Allow Yourself Time to Create

Workshop with Waverly Fitzgerald, writing coach and author of Slow Time: Recovering the Natural Rhythm of Life. Saturday, March 8th 12:00 pm PST/3:00pm EST Do you have difficulty setting priorities? Do you dream of finding ways to put yourself – and your art – first? Seattle-based writing coach Waverly Fitzgerald gives demonstrations and exercises so you can set your plans and goals, while honoring your own commitment to yourself. Using her own brand of organic time management – or “slow time” – Waverly also teaches the difference between natural and artificial time, and how to align the creative rhythms to nature’s own flow. Participation is limited. Registration required for this free virtual workshop. To attend contact us via email at Visit Waverly online at To learn more about her book, Slow Time: Recovering the Natural Rhythm of Life, visit

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Drawing for A Free ARC Of Sherry Thomas' Private Arrangements At Dear Author Today

Over at Dear Author, they have 20 ARC's (advanced reader copies) of Sherry Thomas' historical romance novel, PRIVATE ARRANGMENTS and they're giving them away in a drawing. The drawing ends at Midnight tonight, so if you want to win a free copy, head on over the Dear Author and find out how. Good Luck! Dear Author Blog Sherry Thomas' Website Private Arrangements Review/Contest Page

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Jessica Faust Doing Critiques At Romantic Times Online

I happened across this while looking around the Romantic Times online website and thought I'd share. Apparently, if you email the first three pages of your ms, Jessica Faust of Bookends will critique them. It says that members of the Western Pennsylvania Romance Writers RWA Chapter get first dibs, but it doesn't say if/when non-members can submit. So, being that they posted the email address, and said to send it in, that's what I did. :) Here's the link to the site: Good luck!


With a new year comes a new Pros on Prose column, which will offer criticism of aspiring writers' first three pages, as evaluated by industry professionals. We asked Jessica Faust, an agent with Bookends LLC, to read the opening manuscript and evaluate it with an eye toward submission. Because the 25th anniversary Romantic Times Booklovers Convention will be held in Pittsburgh in 2008, works by members of the Western Pennsylvania Romance Writers RWA chapter will be the first to be critiqued anonymously. If you'd like the first three pages of your work critiqued, e-mail Please include your name and the category of your story.

Encore Romance Grand Opening April 14, 2008

Encore Romance Grand Opening April 14, 2008 Encore Romance ( is a new venture from the publishers of Whispers Publishing ( ) and Vintage Romance ( ) Encore Romance is devoted to publishing reprints, in ebook form, of previously published, out-of-print romance novels. Authors who own the digital/electronic rights to romance fiction previously published by a mainstream publisher may send a letter of interest with information about the book to The editors will usually respond with a decision within 24 to 72 hours. Encore asks that the author be willing to include information about Encore Romance and the digital sale of your book on your website. All accepted authors will be asked to sign a two-year contract (renewable) for the digital/electronic rights for their book. Print rights shall remain with the author(s). As these books will be sold through outlets requiring distribution discounts, authors will receive 50% of the net price after discount. Encore Romance staff Dawn R. Carrington – Editor-in-Chief/Owner Rene Walden-Wilson – Art Director BG Designs - Website Manager Moonglade Marketing – Marketing and Promotional Services Alexis Poore – Assistant to Editor-in-Chief Encore Romance Anyone can sign up to Cynthia Sterling's Market Newsletter by sending a blank email to *Reprinted with permission form Cynthia Sterling Market News

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Six Months Free Advertising From The Romance Studio Drawing

Author's Pay It Forward are having a great drawing for published authors. The drawing is for six months of free advertising at The Romance Studio. Visit Author's Pay It Forward to enter. While you're there, check out their Free Website Template drawing for unpublished authors. The brainchild of Maura Anderson and Celia Kyle, Authors Pay It Forward is all about giving back to the romance author community. Good Luck! Author's Pay It Forward The Romance Studio

Bookends Contest #3 - Erotic Romance

Bookends has moved on to the next contest! Phew, they're moving fast! Here are the rules (I snipped them from the blog): TODAY IS THE EROTIC ROMANCE CONTEST! We're accepting all types of erotic romance, including contemporary, historical, and paranormal. ***PLEASE NOTE THAT SOME OF THESE ENTRIES MAY DESCRIBE GRAPHIC SEX SCENES. WE KNOW THIS KIND OF MATERIAL ISN’T FOR EVERYBODY. IF YOU FIND THIS TYPE OF WRITING PERSONALLY OFFENSIVE, THEN PLEASE REFRAIN FROM READING THE COMMENTS SECTION.*** Here are the rules: 1. We’ll only accept entries that are posted in the comments section of this blog article. No e-mailed entries will be considered. 2. Include your title and the first 100 words of your book. Now, we’re not saying to leave us hanging mid-sentence here. Stop wherever the previous sentence ends, but do not exceed 100 words. 3. The same work cannot be entered in more than one genre. If you think your book straddles more than one genre, you’ll have to pick one. We will, however, accept multiple works from the same author in the same or different categories. 4. Once the material is entered, it’s your final entry. We won’t allow revised versions of the same work. 5. We’re accepting excerpts of both finished and unfinished works. 6. The deadline is tomorrow, February 26th, at 9:00 a.m. EST. And in case you’ve forgotten, the prize is a critique of the query letter, synopsis, and first chapter of the winning entry! The winner will e-mail us the additional material and we’ll provide our notes privately, not on the blog. We will, however, discuss what we liked about each winning 100-word entry on the blog, and will pull out a few honorable mentions to highlight other excerpts that came close and why. We’ll post the winners in a few days and then move on to the next genre. But this time we’ll make it a surprise, just to keep you on your toes! Good Luck!

Monday, February 25, 2008

Samhain Open For Submissions

I just found out that as of February 5th, Samhain is once again open for general submissions. This might be old news to some of you, but not for me. Just thought I'd share. :) Happy Writing! General Submissions Samhain Publishing is now open to general submissions of all genres of romance and erotica, as well as fantasy, urban fantasy and science fiction with strong romantic elements. We are refocusing our efforts and will no longer be accepting submissions in other genres for the time being. All submissions must be new material to be considered for publication, no reprints. Once you’ve had a new work accepted by Samhain, you are free to submit previously published works to your editor for consideration. Only one manuscript at a time per author please! And, if the manuscript is being offered elsewhere simultaneously, please keep us informed of its status. We encourage you to let your muse have its way and to create tales that don’t always adhere to current trends. One never knows what the next “hot genre” will be or when it will start, so write what’s in your soul. These are the books that, whether the story is based on “formula” or is an “original”, when written from the heart will earn you a life-time readership. The preferred word count is 60,000 or longer, but we are quite happy to publish shorter works with word counts of no less than 12,000. Any book that glorifies depraved or illegal acts will not be considered. No pedophilia, bestiality, racial intolerance, rape as titillation, necrophilia – no ick factors, please! For more information on Samhain and how to submit your book, follow the links! Royalty and Contracts How to Submit Consider joining us! Samhain Publishing, Ltd. an author-friendly publishing house whose fundamental belief is that the world is a better place when there are good books to read. Thank you! Samhain Publishing, Ltd. Submissions Page

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Open Call For Submissions For Aspen Mountain Press Del Fantasma Line

Open submisson calls at Aspen Mountain Press for their Del Fantasma line. I snipped this from an email sent to one of my writing loops:
We are having an open submissions call for our Del Fantasma line…we like them hot, and we like to mix up the stories with heterosexual, homosexual couples and ménage situations…at least one of the couple should have some paranormal aspect to them if at all possible. We've had a few where the featured couple weren't at least half paranormal and they haven't done as well as the stories where at least one is a shapeshifter or other worldly character of some sort. All stories must have a scene at the bar with Cody Warren, but that is further explained in the series bible which is attached. We are only offering contracts on completed stories, and we'd like them to be about 15-30k ideally. Sandra Adventure, Mystery, Passion
Overview Del Fantasma is Aspen Mountain Press’ paranormal romance series that is focused around the Del Fantasma bar in Vista Loma, California and the bar owner, vampire Cody Warren. Cody is said to have a story behind every drink he serves and each story must be titled after a real bar drink that somehow relates to the story (eg Del Fantasma: Texas Tea). No drinks may be repeated. The author’s main characters must meet or be reunited at the bar and Cody must appear in at least one scene. If you can have Cody be the one that introduces them or be the one that throws them together in some situation, so much the better. Additional details are in the sections below. Requirements - Genre Del Fantasma series stories are required to be contemporary paranormal romances. They can be any heat level that conforms to other requirements and any sexual orientation (m/f, GLBT, ménage, etc.). Very sexy/sensual is the focus. Aspen Mountain Press’ standard disqualifications still apply. No pedophilia, necrophilia, bestiality, snuff, scat/golden showers or rape/incest. For more information on these, please see Aspen Mountain Press’ general submissions page at Note that stories submitted for the Del Fantasma series must be NEW stories. Word Count The word count for this series is 5k to 100k. Although 5k is an absolute minimum, authors are encouraged to try for a minimum of at least 15K to provide the readers with the best immersion. Format Books in the Del Fantasma Series are currently offered in ebook format only, with possibility of having them put into print anthologies in the future.

Aspen Mountain Press

Submissions Page

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Bookends Contest #2

  • 1. We’ll only accept entries that are posted in the comments section of this blog article. No e-mailed entries will be considered.
  • 2. Include your title and the first 100 words of your book. Now, we’re not saying to leave us hanging mid-sentence here. Stop wherever the previous sentence ends, but do not exceed 100 words.
  • 3. The same work cannot be entered in more than one genre. If you think your book straddles more than one genre, you’ll have to pick one. We will, however, accept multiple works from the same author in the same or different categories.
  • 4. Once the material is entered, it’s your final entry. We won’t allow revised versions of the same work.
  • 5. We’re accepting excerpts of both finished and unfinished works.6. The deadline is tomorrow, February 20th, at 9:00 a.m. EST.
  • And in case you’ve forgotten, the prize is a critique of the query letter, synopsis, and first chapter of the winning entry!
  • The winner will e-mail us the additional material and we’ll provide our notes privately, not on the blog. We will, however, discuss what we liked about each winning 100-word entry on the blog, and will pull out a few honorable mentions to highlight other excerpts that came close and why.We’ll post the winners in a few days and then move on to the next genre: Erotic Romance!
They're moving fast. Last week they took entries for the Mystery contest, and they've already posted the Honorable Mentions. Hurry and get your entry in! Bookends Blog

Monday, February 18, 2008

Agent Lori Perkins Looking for Erotica Authors

Here's some good news for those of you who write Erotica. Agent Lori Perkins, of Lori Perkins Agency in New York, is expanding. In addition to horror, sci-fi and fantasy, Lori will now be working with Erotica authors. She's added an new intern to her staff, who specializes in and will handle only Erotica. I snipped this from her blog, Agent in the Middle.
So, if you have a memoir and/or a novel, or you have a short story track record and wonder if you can be developed into the long form, send me an email titled "erotica intern" and I'll pass it on to her. Or if you know someone who should be writing their memoir and/or erotic novel.
So, if you write Erotica, you're in luck! Below is the link to her blog where you can read all about it. Agent in the Middle Happy Writing!

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: eHarlequin Blog Harlequin Paranormal Romance Blog

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Lots of Upcoming Contests at Bookends

Starting TODAY, Bookends will be judging a whole series of contests on their blog. Here's a bit of information about the contest I snipped from their blog post: We’re launching a new contest today, and this one is going to be something a little different. We’ll actually be judging a whole series of contests. We decided to try several genre-specific competitions of the first 100 words of the work. We’ll be limiting the types of books to the areas that we represent. In the next few months we’ll be holding contests in the following genres:
  • Mystery (traditional and cozy)
  • Paranormal Romance/Romance With Fantasy Elements
  • Erotic Romance
  • Women’s Fiction
  • Romantic Suspense
  • Contemporary Romance
  • Thriller/Suspense
  • Historical Romance

The rules are as follows:

  • 1. We’ll only accept entries that are posted in the comments section of this blog article. No e-mailed entries will be considered.
  • 2. Include your title and the first 100 words of your book. Now, we’re not saying to leave us hanging mid-sentence here. Stop wherever the previous sentence ends, but do not exceed 100 words.
  • 3. The same work cannot be entered in more than one genre. If you think your book straddles more than one genre, you’ll have to pick one. We will, however, accept multiple works from the same author in different categories.
  • 4. Once the material is entered, it’s your final entry. We won’t allow revised versions of the same work.
  • 5. The deadline is tomorrow, February 15th, at 9:00 a.m. EST.

I don't know about you, but I'm getting my query letter, synopsis and first 100 words in order!

On another note, the Bookends Pitch Critique has ended. On Tuesdays Bookends post, Jessica finally said she'd had enough. And who can blame her? I know she had to have critiqued at least 200 or more pitches. However, I'm sorry to say, she didn't get to mine. When she decided to stop, my entry was 15 away from her last critique. Oh well, maybe I'll have better luck with the 100 word contest. I'm waiting for the Historical Romance category. I'm just glad they didn't start the contest off with my category, because this contest came as a huge surprise. Not even a hint that they would be doing this. :)

So, I'm off to get my submission ready. You never know, they just might decide to take submissions for the Historical Romance Category tomorrow. If so, I want to be ready. :)

Wish me luck!

Bookends, LLC Blog

Margie Lawson At Fog City Divas Blog Tomorrow

Psychologist and Writing Coach Margie Lawson will be blogging with the Fog City Divas tomorrow, Friday, February 15th. Margie will discuss "Self-Hypnosis: Teach Your Unconscious To Give You a Boost" and as always, she will be giving away one of her famous lecture packets to a lucky commenter. Since I posted about Margie blogging with Barbara Vey at Publishers Weekly a day or two ago, I won't get into how great Margie's lectures and lecture packets are (If you've never heard of Margie, and you'd like to read about her, look a couple of posts below this one). But I will advise that you don't miss any of her blog appearances (or workshops, courses, lectures, etc). Here's Margies blog scheduele for Feburary: FEB 11th -FEB 18th MURDER IN THE GROVE SATURDAY,FEB. 16th Oklahoma Writers Federation FRIDAY, FEB 22 WRITER...INTERRUPTED Happy Writing! Fog City Divas Margie Lawson

Free Career Planning Workshop At Romance Divas

Jaci Burton is presenting a FREE Career Planning Workshop all this month at the Romance Divas forum. You need to be a registered member of the forum to participate and access the workshop archives, but registration is free. Other workshops in the archives include:
  • Dazzle 'Em with Description
  • Productivity and Motivation
  • Writing Disabled Characters
  • Polishing a Manuscript for Submission
In addition to the workshops, you'll find writing articles, book reviews, chat transcripts (with editors and agents), and more. Oh, and don't forget to subscribe to the Romance Divas Newsletter while you're there! Romance Divas Romance Divas Forum Jaci Burton Happy Writing!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Free Valentines Day Gift At!

Wanna Free ebook download? eHarlequin is giving away a special Valentines Day gift. Visit tomorrow, February 14th, and download a free copy of Valentine's Wedding Dress by bestselling author Sherryl Woods.

Happy Valentines Day!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Margie Lawson Blogging With Barbara Vey At Publishers Weekly Today

Psychologist and author Margie Lawson is blogging about body language with Barbara Vey at Publishers Weekly today. Margie will be visiting my neck of the woods this summer (the Detroit area) and presenting a course and lecture at the RWA Detroit Chapter, and I can't wait. I've heard nothing but wonderful things about Margie's lectures and lecture packets. If you're interested, you can purchase one of her three lecture packets, Empowering Character Emotions, Defeating Self-Defeating Behaviors or Deep Editing from her website. So get on over to Barbara Vey's blog before it's too late! While you're there, make sure you take Margie's body language quiz - you'll be surprised what you'll learn. Oh, and I almost forgot to mention, she's giving away your choice of her famous lecture packets to one lucky winner, so make sure you leave a comment! Happy blogging!

Need a FREE Creartivity Coach?

Eric Maisel, best selling author of The Van Gogh Blues is offering free creativity coaching. If you're interested, info is below.
My next Introduction to Creativity Coaching Training begins next week. We have room for perhaps 20 or so additional free clients. If you would like to work with a creativity coach in training via email for four months for free, this is your chance. You can work on any issues you choose, from art marketplace issues to overcoming resistance to finding your creative voice. Some thousands of creative and performing artists, from novice to highly experienced, have used this free service over the past several years. If you were a free client previously, you can come aboard again. To be put in the free client pool, I need the following information from you: one paragraph on you and one paragraph on what you would like to work on with a creativity coach. Send that information to me at, today if you can possibly can. Best, Eric
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Saturday, February 9, 2008

The Romance Studio Is Looking For A Few Good Reviewers

2008-02-09 - The Romance Studio, est. 2003, is looking for voracious readers who can write fair, honest, and professional book reviews for the romance genre. Reviewing at TRS is a volunteer position but accepted reviewers will find compensation in the wonderful electronic and print books they review for us. What else we offer: *TRS receives an average of 300-400 review submissions per month from a variety of publishers from NY to our favorite small press publishers - so there's always something to choose from.*We don't assign books - you can choose what YOU'D like to review and you have a generous timeline to complete reviews.*TRS staff edits reviews and notifies authors/publishers/submitting agents for you. We want you to focus ONLY on writing reviews.*Completed, approved reviews post within 5 business days.*You will never be asked to pay for postage costs at TRS in the mailing of print or disk review submissions.*Review for a peer site or publication? You can review with us too. (As long as it's okay with the other place.)*Opportunity to nominate books for the annual Cupid and Psyche Awards (CAPA). Requirements: *Must be at least 18 years of age. (Many of our review submissions are very mature in nature.)*Must be a fan of romance novels AND novels with romantic elements.*Must be able and willing to review EBOOKS as they make up the majority of our review submissions. These are electronic books that would be read on your computer, laptop, or handheld device. Those who wish to review print books only need not apply. You must be willing to review primarily ebooks and for those who are, there will also be the opportunity to review print selections submitted.*While we edit reviews, ideal reviewers should have good writing skills to include grammar, spelling, and punctuation.*Must be able to provide professional, fair, and unbiased opinions on works reviewed. People who delight in writing unfavorable reviews without basis and using insulting or derogatory language need not inquire. We value professionalism above all else.*Must have a positive attitude and team spirit. *Must be flexible in working with TRS on established review procedures. Want to review for one of the biggest romance sites in the business? Have questions? Please email to Thank you!

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Employment Opportunities At Champagne Books

Currently we have openings for one content editor and one line editor. Our content editors must have the ability to work on logic and plot inconsistencies, characterization, mechanics, grammar and spelling. Must possess the ability to provide constructive criticism. Line editors must possess attention to detail. Good grasp of grammar and mechanics is essential. If you work well under pressure, and want to be part of a growing company, please email Put 'editorial applicant' in your subject header and include all pertinent information. Champagne Books

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Profreaders Needed At Total-e-Bound Publishing

Total-e-Bound Publishing is looking for proofreaders. If you are interested in working with our editors and reading as many books as you can handle, please contact us. Proofreaders are responsible for correcting grammatical and typographical errors in our books prior to publication. The ideal candidates will have the following skills and experience:
  • Prior experience proofreading copy
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Exceptional grammatical knowledge
  • Absolute commitment to quality
Proofreaders are paid in complimentary copies of the books they proofread. If you'd like to know more, please send an email to Total-e-Bound Publishing Website __._,_.___

Monday, February 4, 2008

Wanna Hear What Agents (And A Few Editors) Have To Say?

February is Agent Month over at Magical Musings. Megan McKeever, Assistant Editor from Pocket Books, and Keyren Gerlach from Harlequin Books blogged a few weeks back. Click on their names to read their post. Here's the Magical Musings Agent schedule for February: 9 February: Kevan Lyon of the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency 14 Febraury: Tamar Rydzinski of the Laura Dail Literary Agency 16 Febraury: Jennifer Jackson of the Donald Maass Literary Agency 18 February: Pam Strickler of Pam Strickler Author Management 21 February: Jennifer Schober of Spencerhill Literary Agency 23 February: Laura Bradford of Bradford Literary Agency 27 Febraury: Holly Root of Waxman Literary Agency Very Impressive, MM! Over at Plot Monkeys, Waxman Literary Agent Holly Root tells you how to make your query stand out in the slush pile. Nathan Bransford, of Curtis Brown, LTD, announces the finalists for his First Page Contest. Jessica Faust of Bookends does Pitch Critique 23 on the Bookends blog (she still hasn't got to mine). :) Alicia and Theresa are talking about dialogue tags over at edittorrent. Reading Agent and Editor (and Author) blogs are a good way to learn and keep up on what's going on in the industry. Here are some of my favorites. The Knight Agency Bookends Lit Agent X Guide to Literary Agents The Rejecter Agent in the Middle Writer Beware! Dystel & Goderich Literary Management Et in arcaedia, ego Janet Reid, Literary Agent Lit Soup Lyons Literary Miss Snark (although Miss Snark no longer blogs, you can still look through the archives) Anyone have any others to add?

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Lyrical Press Accepting Submissions & Best First Kiss Contest

Lyrical Press Grand Opening May 5, 2008 Lyrical Press, Inc. is now accepting submissions in all romance genres except Poetry and Young Adult. Although their main focus will be on books with a darker and more Gothic tone, all romance genres are welcome. All submissions must be sent via e-mail, as all of our work is done electronically. We are accepting submissions in all romance genres and heat levels, except for Poetry and Young Adult. We are also accepting previously published works if the author holds the exclusive rights. Should we accept your manuscript for publication, we will ask you to provide proof of rights and the book will go through the standard editing process. Our preferred word count is 30,000 or longer, but will publish shorter works with a word count of no less than 12,000. Your query should be sent in the body of your email, with a 2-5 page synopsis and completed manuscript as attachments. Send all submissions to: Warm Summer Myth - Summer Anthology We are now accepting submissions for our summer anthology, Warm Summer Myth. All submissions must be 20,000 - 30,000 words and have a summer setting with the theme being the Hero/Heroine as mythical creature - any mythical creature, so let your imagination fly. All submissions must state in the subject line of the email that it for the Warm Summer Myth Anthology. The deadline for submissions is March 1st 2008 Lyrical Idol - Season One Lyrical Press is hosting a Best First Kiss Contest! The winner will receive a contract with Lyrical Press, Inc! Visit the Lyrical Idol page site for official contest rules. Lyrical Press is offering both an electronic and printed monthly newsletter, Once Upon a Newsletter! Email your preference to Please include your name along with your email or snail-mail address. Lyrical Press, Inc First Kiss Contest Rules

Friday, February 1, 2008

Samhain Call For Submissions - Tickle My Fantasy Anthology

Samhain Publishing Tickle My Fantasy Anthology Demons, vamps, werewolves, ghosties, ghoulies and things that go bumpin the night. We love to love them, but can they make us laugh, too? I'm very pleased to announce an open call for submissions for a new anthology. I'm looking for contemporary paranormal romances with a strong humourous voice. I'm open to any paranormal creature, but it has to be funny, and it has to be romantic. The anthology will include novellas from 18,000 to 20,000 words in length and will be released individually as ebooks in February 2009 and packaged for a print release the following year. Submissions are open to all authors, published with Samhain or aspiring to be published with Samhain. All submissions must be new material, previously published submissions will not be considered. Additionally, manuscripts previously submitted, whether individually or for past anthologies, will not be considered either. Please beaware that manuscripts submitted to this anthology cannot be resubmitted at a later date unless by invitation from an editor. To submit, please include the full manuscript of 18,000 to 20,000words with a detailed 2 – 4 page synopsis and a cover letter that tells me a bit about you and your background. Submissions are open until May 31, 2008. The final decision will be made by June 16, 2008. Please send your submission to and include Tickle My Fantasy Anthology in the subject line. I'm happy to answer questions about this anthology either on the Samhain Author loop, the Samhain Café, on the Romance Divas forum, or by private email. *permission to forward granted Laurie M. Rauch, Editor Samhain Publishing, Ltd. "It's all about the story." www.samhainpublishi