“Writing gives you the illusion of control, and then you realize it’s just an illusion, that people are going to bring their own stuff into it.”  David Sedaris

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Got an idea for a short and sexy road-trip romance? Entangled Publishing is looking for stories for a One Night In… series for both Flirts and Ever Afters. “Have a great idea for short, sexy romance on the road?  Entangled Novellas wants to see it! Whether one or both characters have embarked on a road trip, business trip, foreign port visit, planned vacay, spontaneous getaway, or any other short jaunt, characters should step outside of their comfortable worlds and into a fling or one night stand that changes everything. Whether Stateside or foreign, they are two modern adults who won’t back down from a hook up…and won’t want to let go when it’s time to go home.

Stories should be contemporary romances with a moderate to high heat level, 10k-40k words, focused on a one night stand or fling with a ticking clock (e.g. a non-refundable plane ticket home) and complicated by a fun, light-hearted romance trope (e.g. fake marriage, enemies to lovers, boardroom romance) that pulls the characters into bed even as it threatens to tear them apart. Stories should end positively with at least the promise of a HFN or a HEA obvious on the distant horizon.”

Check out all the details here.

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The View From Here is a finalist for the Colorado Book Award in genre fiction. Winners will be announced in Aspen in July. coverfront_0001

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Neverland’s Library is a Kickstarter anthology project seeking short stories between 2,000 and 10,000 words, “focusing on the rediscovery of the fantastic; magic, dragons, the supernatural, etc. We are looking for stories which highlight finding that which was once thought lost, incorporating fantastical and/or fictitious elements. We will not restrict how the story is told. All styles, settings, and tones are welcome.” The submission period ends on June 20, 2013. Authors selected for inclusion in the anthology will receive 3 cents a word for their stories for first anthology print rights. Get the complete details here.

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Untreed Reads is looking for short stories that combine the genres of mystery/suspense and science fiction for an upcoming anthology. “Moonshot: Mystery and Mayhem on the Edge of Space.”  The digital anthology will be published in August 2013. The editors are interested in stories between 1,500 and 5,000 words. Authors will receive royalties based on digital sales. The deadline for submissions is May 30. Find all the details here.

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