TWG-500It’s here! My new romantic comedy, The Wedding Gamble, is on sale now. Romantic Times Magazine gave the book 4 1/2 stars and said “Myers’s latest is filled with action, heat and quippy dialogue that will keep readers on the edge of their seats. With a wonderful balance of humor, excitement and depth this is one very fun read.” Get your copy at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or the ebook retailer of your choice.

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Bold Strokes Books, an independent publisher focused on LGBTQ fiction, is looking for your adult fiction. Stories should feature LGBTQ protagonists ages 14 to 18 that will appeal to readers ages 15 to 25. Manuscripts should be 40,000 to 75,000 words, in any genre. Check out their tip sheet, including a list of possible themes.

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Apparently, September 17 is Past Loves Day, and to commemorate this,  Spruce Mountain Press is sponsoring a Past Loves Day Story Contest. Enter your true story of no more than 700 words about a past love. The deadline to enter is September 17, 2013. First prize is $100, second prize $75, third prize $50. There is no fee to enter.

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The Jim Henson Company is searching for an author to write the next Dark Crystal book. They’re looking for professional quality writing (though you do not have to have been previously published) to write an approximately 50,000 word prequel to The Dark Crystal Movie. The contest is being conducted in partnership with Grosset and Dunlap. The winning author will receive $10,000. The contest will accept entries between October 1 and December 31. Entries should be 7,500 to 10,000 words and may be the first chapters, several chapters, or a short story that forms the basis for the eventual book. They’ve set up a web-site to provide details about the world and characters. Be sure to check this out, and read through the FAQ and submission guidelines here.

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Harlequin Digital First is acquiring manuscripts for a wide variety of new series, including:

Harlequin Shivers — Gothic romance

Harlequin Horror — Horror — need not be romance

Harlequin Intrigue Noir — Darker, sexier romantic suspense

Harlequin Space Opera — High stakes adventures in space

Harlequin Reckonings — Apocolyptic fiction

Harlequin Erotic Vacations — Exotic and erotic travel

Harlequin Big Book Melodrama — Glitz, Glamor, Sex

Harlequin Pop! — Sophisticated pop culture analysis

All submissions should be 10,000 words and up. Get the details here.

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As always, feel free to share the information in this blog with others. Forward, reprint, repost, etc — all I ask is that you give me credit as the source, and includ a link to the blog. Thanks. Cindi Myers

 

 

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