Thursday, July 2, 2009

Submission Calls

Below are a few submission calls/resources I gathered this past week.  I hope you find them helpful.

Happy Writing!

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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?
Your Name!

Introducing a new contest from White Rose Publishing.
"HEARTS CROSSING"
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:
http://www.whiterosepublishing.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=167:story-contest-hearts-crossing&catid=48:minifrontusr17
Or if the long URL won't work, try: http://digg.com/u13f4q
Official Rules in PDF at:
http://www.whiterosepublishing.com/images/stories/WRP_HeartsCrossing_ContestRules.pdf

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 janice@total-e-bound.com . I'll be editing this anthology. If you have trouble with this email address, you can use my novelsisterhood one -- elyssalynne@gmail.com

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.
Janice Bennett
Editor

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 CynthiaSterling-subscribe@yahoogroups.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.

1 comment:

Kristi B. said...

MASKS OFF!

Everyone loves a masquerade, right? The masks, the mystery, the seduction of the reveal! Now imagine a masquerade with an extra layer: some of the men wear a mask beneath their mask. They're shapeshifters. Be they cats or canines, dragons or foxes, all shifters are welcome, as long they don't forget to wear a mask.

We’re looking for sexy, romantic male/male tales for Masks Off! In which at least one partner is a shifter. Light BDSM is welcome, but is not mandatory. Stories should be between 5000 and 12000 words long, and should be submitted in full and include a synopsis and author biography in the cover letter.

Please put your name or pseudonym in the manuscript as well as in your submission email.

Send submissions to submissions@torquerepress.com with Masks Off! in the subject line. Payment is a $50.00 flat fee for first time electronic and print rights for three years, and a print copy of the book. No reprints, please. Deadline for submissions is April 1, 2012 for an August 2012 publication.

WEIRD SCIENCE

Who doesn’t love the idea of the mad scientist, working away in his lab, his sexy creature or lab assistant just waiting for him to notice them? Or what about the grad student who discovers just the potion that will make him the stud his oblivious roommate has always wanted...

That’s the idea behind the Weird Science anthology. We’re looking for sexy, romantic male/male stories about what happens when science gets wild and wonderful in the name of love. Make us laugh, make us fall in love, and make us happy at the end! We’re not looking for hard science fiction or horror for this anthology, but we do want fully realized stories with strong characters.

Stories should be between 5000 and 12000 words long, and should be submitted in full and include a synopsis and author biography in the cover letter.
Please put your name or pseudonym in the manuscript as well as in your submission email.

Send submissions to submissions@torquerepress.com with Weird Science in the subject line. Payment is a $50.00 flat fee for first time electronic and print rights for three years, and a print copy of the book. No reprints, please. Deadline for submissions is June 1 2012 for an October 2012 publication.