“Tell the readers a story! Because without a story, you are merely using words to prove you can string them together in logical sentences.”- Anne McCaffrey


Mozark Press is seeking manuscripts for A Shaker of Margaritas: That Mysterious Woman, an anthology of mystery stories with female protagonists. Crime stories, cozies, capers, suspense, and soft-boiled mysteries are all welcome. Stories should be between 2,000 and 3,500 words and previously unpublished. Keep it clean — think PG ratings. The deadline for submissions is July 25, for publication in late fall 2014. Payment is $20. Find all the details here. 


Entangled Publishing is launching a new imprint this summer, Entangled Lovestruck. Lovestruck stories feature witty dialogue, classic tropes, and character-driven romance. These are contemporary stories that often feature ‘meet cute’ setups, and sigh-worthy happy endings. 40,000 to 60,000 words. For more details, see the guidelines.


Avon Impulse is the digital imprint of Avon Romance. Editors are actively seeking manuscripts now. Things they would love to see include super-sexy contemporaries with rancher, military or rock-star heroes; New adult stories where the heroine’s love interest is her best friend’s brother, or her brother’s best friend; and erotic stories featuring contracts, bets and deals. For more information, go here.


Cover reveal! Check out the cover for my new Heartwarming novel, on sale June 2:



Ruthless Peoples Magazine pays $100 for flash fiction stories up to 1,000 words. They purchase two stories per month. They are open to a wide variety of subjects, as long as some form of “choice making ruthlessness” is at the heart of the story. Find their guidelines and the online submission form here. 


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