Below are a few submission calls/resources I gathered this past week. I hope you find them helpful.
Snipped from Agent in the Middle Blog:
Sandy Lu, an associate agents at Lori Perkins Literary Agency, has announced that she is earnestly looking for romantic suspense, so send her your stuff. Tell your friends.
Sandy at lperkinsagency dot com.
White Rose Publishing Short Story Contest
***PERMISSION TO FORWARD GRANTED***
What's missing from this cover?
Introducing a new contest from White Rose Publishing.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Well, we're giving you a picture plus a synopsis---and that's worth 20,000-25,000 words plus a publishing contract.
All you have to do is fill in the synopsis blanks to create your own
unique plot, and then write the story to go with it.
For Rules and Entry information, visit White Rose Publishing at:
Or if the long URL won't work, try: http://digg.com/u13f4q
Official Rules in PDF at:
New Market: Divine Destinies From EREC Blog
Canada-based all-genre imprint seeking romance:
"We accept submissions in all the sub-genres, including romance, as long as it isn't formula and preferably contains paranormal elements, and any and all combinations thereof." [Website]
"Devine Destinies is the mainstream imprint of eXtasy Books, a publishing company specializing in 'out of the box' reading." [Myspace]
Call for Submissions at Total-e-Bound
Call for submissions for the "Over the Moon Anthology".
Total-e-bound is a British publisher of erotic romance. At this time we are putting together an anthology of six stories with a paranormal element. If you are currently working on a story you think might be suitable, send your submission directly to me at email@example.com . I'll be editing this anthology. If you have trouble with this email address, you can use my novelsisterhood one -- firstname.lastname@example.org
Over the Moon – paranormal anthology Guidelines:
• 15K to 20K word count per short story/novella
• Paranormal - Werewolves, MF or MFM only
• Heat Rating: Burning/Melting (see our book rating info)
The Submission deadline is June 10th 2009 for release in November 2009. Submit the full story plus a short (1 - 2 page) synopsis.
When submitting, please enter "Paranormal Submission" in the email subject line.
If you have any questions, please email me.
Snipped from Cynthia Sterling Market News Newsletter:
Anne Sowards, Senior Editor at Roc and Ace, sent a Tweet that she is looking for Steampunk science fiction and fantasy. Romantic elements are okay, but this shouldn't be a romance. http://twitter.com/AnneSowards (Steampunk is a sub-genre of fantasy/speculative fiction that combines historical elements of a time when steam power was prevalent -- often Victorian England -- with other technological elements.)
(Thanks for Marilyn Byerly for the heads up on this.)
Also From Cindy Myers/Cynthia Sterling Market News:
Grassroots Publishing produces several special interest magazines, including I Love Cats and Quick and Easy Crochet. The editors are soliciting contributions for a new venture, New Love Stories. They're looking for romantic stories between 3000 and 5000 words in any sub-genre -- contemporary, historical, inspirational or paranormal. From their guidelines: "While we will accept any story having to do with love and romance, we are currently seeking stories with some sexuality incorporated into the plot to stimulate interest and allow the reader to live vicariously. However, stories should not be overtly graphic or pornographic in nature. Suggestive phrases should be used in the place of reference to body parts and inappropriate language. " Payment is $300 on publication. For all the details, go to http://grassrootsmag.com/submissions.html
From Cynthia Sterling Market Newsletter. Anyone can sign up for the newsletter by sending a blank email to CynthiaSterlingemail@example.com
Harlequin to Launch A YA/Teen Imprint/Line
Harlequin Teen will publish novels in several genres, including science fiction, fantasy, and mystery. The program will kick off with three urban fantasy novels: My Soul to Take, which launches in August; Gena Showalter’s Intertwined in September; and a reprint of a 2004 Harlequin Luna novel by P.C. Cast called Elphame’s Choice in October. Print runs have not yet been determined. Going forward, Wilson says she is currently planning 17 books for 2010, and 18 to 20 books for 2011.
Go here (The Quill & Quire) http://www.quillandquire.com/google/article.cfm?article_id=10742 to read more.