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Romance Writing Calls for Submissions

on January 15, 2014

Avon Impulse College Writing Contest: If you’re a college writer (undergraduate or graduate), Avon Impulse is hosting a writing contest just for you! Avon Impulse is the digital first romance line of Avon Publishing (a Harper Collins imprint).  Editors are looking for:

  • New Adult romance
  • Romantic suspense
  • Super sexy contemporaries
  • Trilogies—and beyond
  • Serialized erotic romance

The deadline for submissions is April 1, 2014. Find more details here. 

Tulip Romance, an imprint of Spencer Hill Press, is currently open to both agented and unagented submissions in romance. They are looking for everything including: Novellas. New Adult. Young Adult. Romantic Suspense. Contemporary. Paranormal.

Submission guidelines are here.

And from their website, Tulip Romance says this:

Our mission is to discover and grow the careers of talented Romance and New Adult authors. We commit resources to marketing our authors’ work, building their “brands” and followings, as well as making them the strongest writers they can be… and then launching them as successful publishing professionals. This makes us a good fit for authors at the start of their careers. 

Don’t delay too long in submitting to Tulip Romance as Spencer Hill Press does not usually have too long of an open call for unagented writers. (Thanks to a good writer pal for bringing this press to my attention!)

Holiday Romance for Entangled Publishing. Entangled romance is looking for holiday romance stories.

We are looking for stories that are 15-20k about the holiday season that take place in any era up to and including WWI. Stories must be romance, heat level may vary, and writing must be strong. We’d love to also see protagonists of color and ethnicity as well as characters who are not heterosexual …give us a great love story, that’s all we care about.

Submission deadline is March 15, 2014. The stories must be complete at the time of submission. You can find all the submission details here.

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