A writer is, after all, only half his book. The other half is the reader and from the reader the writer learns.P.L. Travers

Caroline Clemmons won the package of free ebooks from Aurora Regency Historicals. If you’re a fan of traditional regencies or historical romance — especially those hard t0 find western romances — check out Aurora books. Be sure to look through the western historicals they’ve published by yours truly — a mix of backlist and original titles. Aurora is also actively seeking submissions of traditional Regency and historical romance. Check out there submission guidelines here.


Darwin’s Evolutions: A Journal of Speculative Fiction is looking for submissions of entertaining science fiction and fantasy stories of up to about 10,o00 words. Payment is $50 plus royalties for the e-book and print anthology. D.L. Snell has a great interview with editor Darwin Garrison here. And you’ll find detailed submission guidelines here.


Samhain Publishing has announced a program to publishe e-book backlists of romances from the 70s, 80s and 90s. Author who have the rights to their previously published books. The Retro Romance line is now open to submissions. For these books, Samhain will pay royalties on a sliding scale —  30 % for the first 2500 copies sold, 35% for the next 2500 copies and 40% thereafter. Find all the details here.


Samhain has also issued a Call for Submissions for  a Superhero Romance Anthology. Submit your 25,000 to 30,000 word story featuring a super hero (or super heroine). No fanfic, please. Deadline for submissions is September 1, 2011 for publication in Spring 2012.


Pedestal Magazine pays 5 cents a word for literary and genre fiction of all types. The magazine issues themed issues, with different length guidelines for each issue. Until April 14 the magazine is accepting flash fiction up to 1500 words on the theme “Husbands and Wives.” From April 28 to June 14 they’re looking for stories that relate to, are in homage to, in the spirit of or somehow reference Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”


As always, feel free to share the information in this blog with others. Reprint in your local writer’s newsletter or share on your own blog. All I ask is that you give me credit and include a link to this blog. Thank you. Cindi Myers