Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” ~ Scott Adams


More on Harlequin’s Kiss line, to launch February 13, 2013. Editor Bryony Green in Harlequin’s London office will be overseeing this line of “fun, flirty” contemporary romances. The books will have “smart, sassy heroines” and “21st-century Alpha male heroes.” Stories should have lots of tension — with or without hot sex. Harlequin is using words like edgy, urban, vibrant, and fun to describe these stories, which are 50,000 words. Submit your manuscripts to Ms. Green, or to editor Meg Lewis or Assistant Editor Flo Nicoll. Check out the guidelines here.


Kristine Katherine Rusch and Dean Wesley Smith plan to launch a new fiction anthology series, Fiction River. They plan to release a new volume every other month beginning in April 2013. Each issue will be devoted to a theme, with stories from a variety of genres and both well-known and new authors. The anthologies will be released digitally, in trade paper and in a limited-edition hardcover. They’re not yet taking submissions for the project. Right now they’re focused on raising money to finance the venture through Kickstarter. Get more details here and visit their Kickstarter page here.


Do you like beer? Do you like to write about beer? Story Brewhouse is seeking submissions for an anthology of creative fiction about beer. A Six Pack of Stories will publish in 2013, in both digital and print, with stories that “feature beer in meaningful ways.” The editors are looking for all genres of stories. There are no length limits, though they warn that anything over 10,000 words may have a tough time finding a home. The deadline for submissions is October 26, 2012. Find the details here.


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