The reason 99% of all stories written are not bought by editors is very simple. Editors never buy manuscripts that are left on the closet shelf at home.”- John Campbell

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Prism Book Group publishes both clean secular romance, and inspirational/Christian
romance. They also recently added a Christian fiction line, Illuminate. Prism Book Group’s Inspired line is now a recognized publisher of ACFW. Prism has recently added two new acquiring editors to their staff. Both are eager to receive submissions.
Paula Mowery, Acquistions Editor :Paula Mowery has always been an avid reader of Christian fiction, especially romances of all sub-genres. While growing up, she had a book she was reading in one hand and a journal or notebook for writing in the other. She taught English/Language Arts in public school and then came home to educate her own daughter. Paula is a published author in Christian fiction. One reviewer stated that her writing “thunders with emotion.” She likes contemporary, historical, mystery, and suspense romances with emotion and Christian elements at its core. “Make me think about your story even after turning that last page.”
Send your submissions to: pmowery@prismbookgroup.com.

Susan Baganz, Acquisitions Editor: Susan began writing years ago when she heard God tell her to enter
NaNoWriMo (that’s a story in itself!). She’s been a writing machine ever since,  thrilled with the unveiling of each new story. She’s an avid reader as well and looks forward to romance, romance, romance: contemporary, historical (especially Regency), Western, Comedy or Romantic Suspense. No Amish, please. She likes
romances that fit our Diamond or Inspired lines. Give her a creative happy ending and she’ll be tickled raspberry. Send your submissions to: sbaganz@prismbookgroup.com.

Prism is especially eager to Amish romance (submit to Paula), as well as historical romance and novellas of all genres.

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Slice Magazine is open to submissions from now through August 1 for short stories of up to 5,000 words that explore the theme “Escape.”  “We’re looking for anyone with a fresh voice and a compelling story to share—basically any work that really knocks our socks off. We’re not drawn to experimental or heavy-handed genre fiction. The best way to get a sense of Slice‘s content is to read the magazine.” Slice pays $100 for published stories. Find out more details here.

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Salt is a UK publisher that produces a wide variety of books for the UK and international market. The editors are particularly interested in Crime Fiction — from dark thrillers to police procedurals and mainstream detective fiction — as well as literary fiction and “Norfolk Gothic” — dark fiction set in the English county of Norfolk. Manuscripts should be around 80,000 words. Salt publishes approximately 8 titles a year, and the company’s books have won several major awards. Find all the submission details here.

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If you’re in the Denver area, I’ll be reading and signing at the Lighthouse Writers’ 8th Annual Lit Fest and Book Fair on Thursday, June 20th with fellow authors Warren Hammond and Mark Stephens, from 2:30 to 3:15. Copies of The View From Here will be on sale and part of the proceeds benefit the Lighthouse Writers. The event is at 1515 Race St. in Denver and it’s free to attend.

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Entangled Publishing is looking for submissions for a winter holiday themed historical romance collection. Send in any winter themed holiday historical romance  taking place from 900-1949 between 10,000-20,000 words. Deadline for submissions is July 15 and authors will be notified of acceptance by July 31. The Holiday Magic anthology will be released in late 2013 and will contain three to five authors. Find out more here.

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As always, feel free to share the information in this blog with others. All I ask is that you credit me as the source, and include a link to the blog. Thank you!  Cindi Myers

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