Thursday, August 30, 2012

Open Calls for Romance Publishers

There are several more open calls I thought you might want to know about. Some of these have deadlines, some don't. There's a little bit of everything, though, so hopefully you can find something that calls to you.

Ellora's Cave is putting out several themed works in the coming months.

Ball and Chain:
Sexy romance stories for married characters.
- 18K - 70K words
- Deadline: September 15, 2012

On the Hunt:
Romance stories about bounty hunters.
- 18K - 70K words
- Deadline: November 30, 2012

Check out the link above for other open calls without deadline attached, including a call for multicultural romances, and their new line...for men.

No Boundaries Press has some holiday themed calls for anthologies (including a Christmas short story which I tried to do, but failed. Will have to extend it to a novel for it to work...drat):

12 Days of Christmas:
Pick any of the 12 days of Christmas and theme a sweet to spicy romance around it.
- 2K - 5K words
- Deadline: September 15, 2012

St. Patrick's Day
Show them your Irish
- 2K - 5K words
- Deadline: December 10, 2012

Primal Lust
May / December romances where the woman is the older character
- 2K - 5K words
- Deadline: February 1, 2013

Click on the link above for more details.

Resplendence Publishing is looking for several novella-length stories for their signature lines.

Shivers involves paranormal pursuits.
Handcuffs and Lace are law enforcement romances.
Wicked is a modern day twist on old fairy tales and folklore.

There are no deadlines on these, but each have specific requirements. Click on the link for more info.

I think that's enough for now. There are plenty more, though, so I'll post again about this next week.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! So many things happened since the last time I visited Parentwin. I would love to read your books. If I understand right, I can do it online. Is that right? I wish you an enjoyable and successful career.