Being an author is like being in charge of your own personal insane asylum. ~Graycie Harmon

Mocha Memoirs  is a new e-publishing venture focused on speculative fiction. Editor/publisher Nicole Givens Kurtz is actively seeking science fiction, fantasy and romance speculative fiction titles. She’s interested in interracial romance, space opera, steampunk, cyberpunk, science fiction and fantasy romance from 8000 words and up. Submit your complete manuscript with a cover letter and synopsis to


Agents Jessica Faust and Kim Lionetti of BookEnds LLC are closed to queries until January 5, 2011.

Pill Hill Press, a small, independent publisher based in Nebraska, has issued a call for submissions for romantic suspense short stories for an anthology Fire and Ice: Short Gasps of Romantic Suspense. They’ll consider stories between 1500 and 15,000 words, but prefer stories in the 4000 to 6000 word range. Storis can take place any place, in any time period. Deadline for submissions is December 31, 2010. Get all the details here. ****************************************
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