Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.” Les Brown


Harlequin Books and Wattpad are teaming up to sponsor the 2015 So You Think You Can Write competition. Since the competition began in 2010, 30 authors have been awarded publishing contracts with Harlequin as a result. There is no fee to enter. Entrants post their manuscripts on Wattpad and receive feedback from readers as well as Harlequin editors. Categories include all subgenres of romance, including scifi/futuristic, LGBTQ and New Adult. To enter, sign up for Wattpad and post your entry by September 21, 2015. For all the details, go here.


Sixpenny is a quarterly publication that combines short stories and art in a pocket-sized publication. Sixpenny publishes three stories per issue and pays $150 per story. Submit your 1000 to 1250 word story of any type. The editors state they are looking for “literary fiction with a punch.” Find out more here.


Editors at Lamplight are reading now for the fall issue of this quarterly publication. Lamplight publishes “literary dark fiction” and pays $150 per story. They publish stories up to 7,000 words. The reading period for the fall issue ends July 15. For details, go here. 


lawmanprotectionLawman Protection, Book Two in my Ranger Brigade series, is in stores and available online now.  The first book in the series, The Guardian, is also still available. Lawman Protection received 4 1/2 stars from RT Magazine,, which said “With exhilarating action and an “aww”-inspiring sweet romance, Lawman Protection is an Intrigue reader’s delight.”


Circlet Press is looking for erotic short stories for an upcoming anthology, “Like a Spell: Erotic Stories of Wizards.” Editor Jennifer Levine wants stories stories with elements of fantasy or science fiction, with a magic user as a main character, with explicit sex that is integral to the story. Stories should be between 2,000 and 8,000 words, though the preferred length is 3,000 to 7,000 words. The deadline for submissions is August 15, 2015. Get the details here. 


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