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An Eclectic Mix of Calls for Submissions

September 1, 2011 by in category Blogs tagged as , , with 0 and 0
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Guardian angels may play a role in multiple calls this month. While Chicken Soup for the Soul is looking for nonfiction articles that offer a glimpse into the relationship some experience with those who have passed on, Still Moments Publishing is looking for all-things romance for a Christmas anthology. And, if the year didn’t feel like it was passing quickly enough, Total E-Bound has put out its Valentine’s 2012 call!
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Messages from Heaven
101 Miraculous Stories of Signs from Beyond, Amazing Connections, and Love that Doesn’t Die
When our loved ones leave this world, our connection with them does not end. Death takes away their physical presence, but not their spirit, and we often sense them after they have gone. Sometimes we see or hear from them after they’ve passed, giving us signs and messages from beyond.
We want to hear from you if you have experienced the other side or received a sign or signal from a loved one who has passed. Has someone who has died come to you in a dream? Given you counsel or comfort? Have you gone beyond, but returned to life with new knowledge, insight, or awareness? Have you intuitively known the moment someone died? Share your true, touching, and astounding stories about messages from heaven or your own experiences with dying and coming back.
This book is for everyone who has a story, whether religious or secular. Please note that since we see many stories about messages from heaven in the form of rainbows, bird, butterflies, and coins, we will only be able to use a few stories on those types of messages from beyond.
Here are some possible story topics, but we know you can think of more:
  • Words of wisdom from a loved one who has passed
  • Personal exchanges with a loved one who has passed
  • Omens or visions from beyond
  • Receiving guidance or lessons from a loved one who has passed
  • Revelations from beyond
  • Apparitions from beyond
  • Signs from beyond from a loved one
  • Knowing the exact moment someone passed
Please remember, we do not like “as told to” stories. Please write in the first person about yourself or someone close to you. If you ghostwrite a story for someone else we will list their name as the author. If a story was previously published, we will probably not use it unless it ran in a small circulation venue. Let us know where the story was previously published in the “Comments” section of the submission form.
If your story is chosen, you will be a published author and your bio will be printed in the book if you so choose. You will also receive a check for $200 and 10 free copies of your book, worth more than $100. You will retain the copyright for your story and you will retain the right to resell it.
This is a new addition to our spring 2012 line-up, with a quick production schedule! Deadline for submissions is October 3.
Submissions go to: http://chickensoup.com Select the Submit Your Story link on the left tool bar and follow the directions.
How Happy are Your Holidays?
Are you dreaming of a romantic Christmas? Still Moments Publishing is looking for your best holiday short stories. We’re putting together a seasonal anthology filled with passionate embraces, lingering kisses, and magical Christmas moments.
Still Moments Publishing Christmas Anthology Guidelines: Open for Submissions: September 1, 2011. Deadline: September 30, 2011. Stories must be 5-10k words in length. Nice & Naughty Heat Level: Sweet to Sensual Erotic.
All submissions must have romance as the main theme. The follow categories are accepted: Chick Lit – Comedy/Humorous – Contemporary – Fantasy/Magical – Inspirational – Mystery/Suspense -Paranormal – Sensual Erotic – Western – Young Adult.
All submissions must contain a hero and heroine (man and woman). All material should be the author’s own original work. Manuscripts must not be published anywhere else at the time of submission. Electronic submissions only.
Please refer to our standard submission guidelines for our Do’s and Don’ts.
Attached manuscripts must be: 1 Inch Margins / 1.5 Line Spaced / Times New Roman / 12 Font / .doc or rtf format
Put “Christmas Anthology” in the subject line. In the body of your email include your name, address, title of your story, romance category, heat level, word count, and enticing tag line. Also mention pertinent facts about your writing, including any contests and awards.
Submit complete manuscript to: submissions@stillmomentspublishing.com
Fairy Tales Times Three
Won’t you join us for another trip into the fairy tale realm? This time the twist we’re giving them is ménage relationships – three or more in a bed (or the woods, or the tower…). Editor Rachel Kenley is writing “Goldilocks Gets It Just Right” where fairytale’s famous blonde meets and enjoys three hunks. She is looking for 8 – 9 other tales to create this newest anthology for Ravenous Romance. What stories do you think could benefit from a ménage? Email with your favorite idea if you want to talk it through or send her your 5K story by November 1 to rachelkenley@gmail.com.
Heart Attack
Love isn’t the only thing that can get your heart beating fast. For Valentine’s Day, Total E-Bound would like to see pulse-pounding thrillers with plenty of tension—and lots of steamy sex and a happily-ever-after, too. We’re looking for 4 stories between 15,000 and 20,000 words. 
  • Any combination of M/F, M/F/M, M/M/F, M/M
  • Submission deadline is 15th August 2011
  • Non-TEB authors should submit the full story plus synopsis.
  • Existing TEB authors should submit a synopsis to your Editor in the first instance.
  • When submitting, please enter “Submission: Heart Attack” in the email subject line.
For more information, and to check out the other submission calls for Total E-Bound, visit http://www.total-e-bound.com/submissionguidelines.asp
Dark Dragon Publishing
Dark Dragon Publishing is currently accepting unsolicited novel manuscripts between 80,000 to 150,000 words. The publisher does not accept poetry or short story collections.
Genres that we are open to are Science Fiction, Fantasy, Paranormal Fiction, Paranormal Romance, and Horror. We want to be sucked into your world. We want to be blown away and hungry for more.
We do not want to see retellings of stories already published. We do not want fan fiction or stories set in worlds created by other authors. Originality is a must.
Your submission must include the following:
  • Query letter which includes your contact information, word count and brief writing biography
  • Synopsis of the novel in standard manuscript form between 2 – 5 pages in length.
  • The first 50 pages of your manuscript
  • DO NOT SEND THE WHOLE MANUSCRIPT
We accept email submissions (must be in .DOC, .ODT, .TXT  or .RTF) as attachments with an email cover letter to submissions@darkdragonpublishing.com. For more information, visit http://darkdragonpublishing.com/submissions.html

— Compiled by Louisa Bacio
Bacio’s erotic short story  “Lilith: In Her Garden” can be found in the Seducing the Myth anthology

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