Any man who keeps working is not a failure. He may not be a great writer, but if he applies the old-fashioned virtues of hard, constant labor, he’ll eventually make some kind of career for himself as writer.”
Ray Bradbury


Prism Book Group’s newest acquiring editor, Paula Mowery, will be accepting “pitches” from aspiring authors
online July 17th-19th. Paula is interest in inspirational romance in all sub-genres. Read her bio here to learn more about her. In preparation for taking pitches, Paula will be blogging June 19th, June 26th, and July 3rd with great information on how to better your chances of receiving a contract. Then, July 17th-19th she will be accepting pitches. Get the details here.


As a follow-up to last year’s successful Hungry For Your Love anthology, Riverdale Avenue Books is accepting submissions for more zombie love stories for Still Hungry For Your Love. Whether your story features a romance between zombie hunters, zombies, or even zombies and humans, send it in by August 31. Submit either a short story between 1500 and 5000 words, or a novella of 20,000 to 30,000 words. Get the details here.


I was very honored this past week to receive a Colorado Book Award for The View From Here. Colorado Book Awards are presented by the Colorado Center for the Humanities and Colorado Center For the Book to “recognize the accomplishments of Colorado’s outstanding writers, illustrators, editors and photographers for books published during the previous year.”



Port Cities Review is an ezine that publishes fiction and nonfiction about the great port cities of the world.  Submit your story 1000 to 3600 words. Pays $50 to $150. Get the details here.


Highland Press Publishing welcomes a wide variety of romance manuscripts, from historical to contemporary, adult, young adult and new  adult. Editors are particularly interested in submissions for their Sweet/Inspirational imprint, Grace. Submit full manuscripts only. They’re also looking for novellas for a number of themed anthologies, including

Bling — kick-butt heroines 12,000 to 15,000 words

Into the Sunset — cowboy heroes, both contemporary and historical 12,000 to 15,000 words

Danger In His Arms — romantic suspense 12,000 to 15,000 words

Regency Royale — Regency romance 15,000 to 20,000 words

Love and Glory — World War II 15,000 to 20,000 words

Find all the submission details here.


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