“Rejection slips, or form letters, however tactfully phrased, are lacerations of the soul, if not quite inventions of the devil – but there is no way around them.”- Isaac Asimov


Still Moments Publishing publishes a wide variety of romance fiction. The editors are open to Chick Lit, Romantic Comedy, Contemporary, Fantasy/Magical, Historical, Inspirational, Mystery/Suspense, Paranormal, Sensual, Western,  and Young Adult romances, 20,000 to 100,000 words. Books range from sweet to sensual. Find the submission details here.

Still Moments is also seeking submissions for several anthologies:

Unexpected Bumps — stories with a baby or pregnancy theme. 5,000 to 15,000 words. Deadline November 30, 2012.

A Twist of Tales — fairy tales with a unique twist. 5,000 to 15,000 words. Deadline October 31, 2012

Frost Bite — stories about shape-shifters in winter. 5,000 to 15,000 words. Deadline October 15, 2012

Winter’s Kiss — winter romance stories, 5,000 to 15,000 words, Deadline October 1, 2012

Christmas Magic — holiday romance, 5,000 to 15,000 words. Deadline August 18, 2012

Find details guidelines for all these special calls here.


Female Veteran Writers is seeking poetry written by active duty women soldiers or female veterans. The goal of the anthology is to give voice to women’s experiences in the military. All proceeds benefit the Service Women’s Action Network. Deadline for submissions is December 1, 2012. Payment is one copy of the anthology. Get all the details here.


Lethe Press is seeking submissions for the anthology Dark Eye Glances: Queering Poe. “Think Gothic and Gay” — the editor is looking for stories that capture the dark, atmospheric world of Poe. You can revisit familiar Poe tales, giving them a homosexual twist. You could also write a story with Poe as the character. Stories should be between 1,500 and 12,000 words. Payment is five cents a word. The deadline for submissions is, appropriately, October 31. The anthology will be released in Spring of 2013. For more information, see the details here.


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Another Hot Man of the Old West:

In A Willing Spirit, a young widow’s dearly departed refuses to depart, even when a new man arrives in her life.Tessa Bright found an everlasting love when she married Will – a love that’s endured beyond his death a year previous. But now she needs a flesh and blood man to help her manage her ranch. Newcomer Micah Fox accepts the job, but soon the handsome ranch hand stirs long-forgotton feelings in Tessa. Can she overcome the disapproval of town gossips – and the interference of the not-so-late Will – for a second chance at love?


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