We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.”  Ernest Hemingway
Running Press is producing a new line of male/male historical romances. Set during popular historical periods such as Regency and Victorian England, these books add a new twist to historical romances. You can see some of their titles here. Running Press accepts snail mail submissions. The address is: Running Press Book Publishers
Attn: Assistant to the Editorial Director
2300 Chestnut St.
Suite 200
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Sekhmet Press is looking for Vampire stories for an anthology to be released later this year. Stories should be between 3,000 and 5,000 words and must not have been previously published. The deadline for submissions is July 5. Payment is $25. Find the details here.
Novelicious Books , a newer publisher of “brilliant women’s fiction” is seeking romantic comedy, dark and sexy drama or glamorous blockbusters for their Novelicious Originals line. Manuscripts should be between 80,000 and 100,000 words and should have a contemporary setting, an engaging voice, an exciting hook, a strong romance and are “escapist stories that will make us feel something.”  The editors are also looking for romantic comedy novellas (15,000 to 30,000 words) for Novelicious Smalls. Novelicious publishes digital editions and pays a royalty of 50 percent of net. Read their guidelines here.
I’m excited about my upcoming romantic comedy, The Wedding Gamble — on sale July 8, but you can preorder now. Check out the great cover: TheWeddingGamble1600
Burning Book Press is compiling an anthology of erotic stories, “Written on Skin: An Anthology of Etched Desire” in which body modification such as tatooing, piercing and branding play a part in the story. Stories should be between 2,000 and 10,000 words. The deadline for submissions is July 7 and payment is $25. See the details here.
Author Shawna Kennedy and Seal Press are compiling a collection of erotic stories that “connect literature to libido” for an upcoming anthology, “Book Lovers.”  Send your “steamy story with a bookish bent” of 1,000 to 5,000 words by July 1. Payment is $50. Get the details here.
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