“A well-developed and versed character will write the story for you.” A.R. Voss


Story Magazine is accepting submissions on the theme of climate change for an upcoming issue. Send your short story of any genre exploring climate change (in this world or another.) No length limit. Payment is $20 per page, up to $200. The deadline for submissions is July 15, 2015. Find more details here.


During the month of May, Tor.com is open to unsolicited submissions of Science Fiction and Fantasy novellas. Sr. Editor Lee Harris and Asst. Editor Carl Engle-Laird will be reviewing submissions from both unpublished and previously published authors. Harris loves space opera, and classic science fiction themes and would love to see a time travel thriller. Engle-Laird is interested in technothrillers and near-future science fiction. Both editors are also open to urban fantasy and fantasy. Submissions should be 30K to 40K. Find out more here.


The Saturday Evening Post is sponsoring the Great American Fiction Contest, Submit your previously unpublished short story of 1,500 to 5,000 words by the deadline of July 1, 2015 for a chance at the $500 top prize and publication in the January/February 2016 edition of The Saturday Evening Post. There is a $10 entry fee. Stories may  be any genre but should be focused on the Saturday Evening Post’s trademark theme of Americana, with no profanity or graphic sex. Find out all the details here.


guardianOnly two weeks until the print release of The Guardian, the first installment of my new Ranger Brigade miniseries for Harlequin Intrigue. The ebook version will be available June 1. ”

Memories of rescuing her fueled his dreams. Seeing her again fueled his desire.

Far from the mountains of Afghanistan, Abby Stewart found solace in the wild country of western Colorado. But after finishing one war, she was caught in another. In securing the crime scene, Lieutenant Michael Dance was more surprised to see Abby than the dead body. How could he forget her face after caring for her wounds and saving her life? And yet she didn’t remember him at all. That wouldn’t stop him from embarking on a high stakes investigation leading to much worse than murder. And if it helped jog Abby’s memory and soften her toward him, he wouldn’t leave her side until she was safe once more…” Get your copy here.


Harlequin’s 2015 So You Think You Can Write program kicks off May 21 with the Back to Basics Online Bootcamp. Sign up for this free only writers’ workshop to get your manuscript in shape for the So You Think You Can Write competition, which begins September 14. Get all the information you need here.


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