It is impossible to discourage the real writers – they don’t give a damn what you say, they’re going to write.”  ~Sinclair Lewis


Masque Books is looking for Science Fiction and Fantasy romance for three special releases.
Space Opera/Planetary Romance — 25,000 to 30,000 words, action and romance, well-developed external conflict. Deadline April 15, 2013

Supernatural Spies — 25,000 to 30,000 words, must include a spy and romance must drive the story. Deadline April 15, 2013

Original Crackfic — Masque defines Crackfic as stories so compelling that “total world annihilation couldn’t make readers put it down.” For this collection, they’re seeking “compulsively readable paranormal crackfic romance—high on the smexy.” Books should have steamy sex, over-the-top but believable plots, and traditional romance tropes are a plus. 30,000 to 75,000 words Science Fiction, Fantasy, Urban Fantasy or Paranormal Romance. No deadline.

Masque pays a $100 advance and royalties of 50 percent of net receipts. Check out the guidelines here.


Entangled Books now pays a $250 advance against royalties.



If you’re in the mood for a romantic short story, check out Amy’s World, only 99 cents for Kindle right now. Find it here.

Corey Winslow returns to his home town as a war hero, but he’s haunted by the memory of the Iraqi woman he was unable to save. When he reunites with his childhood friend, Amy Spencer, he remembers how she comforted him during his parents’ divorce. With Amy, he can relax and find hope that he will eventually heal. But when tragedy strikes, Corey learns the connection between the mysterious Iraqi stranger, and the woman he is fated to love.
RipTide Publishing publishes e-book and print editions of a variety of romance genres featuring GLBTQ characters. Though the publishers usually accepts only agented submissions or submissions that have been referred to them by authors already published with RipTide, they currently are accepting manuscripts from any writer for some upcoming special collections. Each story will be released as part of the collection, as an individual ebook, and in a trade paperback anthology. Submit your stories for the following collections:
Remaking the World: 1939-1945: Historical romance set in World War II, 35,000 to 100,000 words, any heat level, set anywhere in the world. Deadline Feb 1, 2013
Training TIme: BDSM Erotic Romance, 15,000 to 100,000 words. Deadline Feb. 15, 2013.
License to Thrill: Think Bond movie turned romance. Glitz, glamour, danger. Contemporary, historical, sci-fi and fantasy romance welcome. 15,000 to 100,000 words. Deadline March 1, 2013.
Regency Romance: Historical romance set between 1790 and 1820. 25,000 to 100,000 words, Deadline April 1, 2013.
Laying Down (with) the Law: Romance featuring law enforcement officers. Contemporary with an element of thriller/mystery. 25,000 to 120,000 words. Deadline May 1, 2013.
College Discovery: College students learning about who they are. Sweet romance aimed at a New Adult audience. 25,000 to 120,000 words. Deadline June 1, 2013.
Fine the complete submission guidelines here.
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