For me, writing is exploration, and most of the time, I’m surprised where the journey takes me.                                 Jack Dann


Win an Amazon Kindle or free books. HCI Books is giving away a Kindle and free books on Valentine’s Day to celebrate the release of its True Vows books in ebook format. It’s easy and free to enter here.


Crescent Moon Press publishes ebook and print editions of all sub-genres of paranormal and fantasy romance. The editors are open to submissions of urban fantasy, futuristic, steam-punk, science fiction, space opera, time travel — any kind of speculative romance, in both novel and novella lenths. Novels should be complete at 60,000 to 120,000 words, and novellas should be 20,000 to 40,000 words.  Acquistions Editor Heather Howland is also accepting submissions of young adult books in these same genres, with strong characters and compelling romances, for a new line to launch this year. Find the submissions guidelines here. And check out the interview with Ms. Howland here.  


Silver Moon Press publishes nonfiction study guides for elementary and middle school studetns. But they also publish historical fiction aimed at these same markets. They’re interested in Chapter Books targeted to grades 3 to 5,  featuring mystery, adventure or suspense set in a significant historical period. No paranormal elements, please.  Query with your resume, table of contents and first chapter of the work. Include information about your research sources. Check their catalog for sample titles. Query to: Submissions Editor, 381  Park Ave. South, Suite 1121, New York, 10016.


Total E-Bound Books, a British publisher of erotica, is seeking submissions. Editor Sue Swift says they’re acquiring all sub-genres of erotic romance, 10,000 to 100,000 words. They’re also looking for 15,00o to 20,000 word stories for inclusion in several upcoming anthologies on the following themes: bondage, science fiction, gay westerns and angels and demons. Find all the details here.


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