After receiving a few requests for “one more week,” the deadline for short stories for the OCC/RWA anthology Romancing the Pages has been extended!
OCC/RWA wants your romance short stories! As a chapter fundraiser and to raise awareness of our amazing writers, OCC/RWA is putting together an anthology. Suggested word length is between 1,000 and 10,000 words.
Since one of the anthologyâ€™s goals is showcasing our members, the call is open to all forms of romance, from inspirational to erotic, as long as it has an HEA. Each story will be labeled for the reader in terms of genre/sub-genre and heat level.
First-time publications rights for 6 months. Although the book will be up hopefully forever, after six months, contributors can publish elsewhere.
Blind review. The stories will be chosen and peer edited by the anthology committee of members who are published authors and editors. Send submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org, where a non-deciding board member will review, track and then send the story for a blind review for consideration.
No content changes will be made to an authorâ€™s story without the consultation of that author. If the author doesnâ€™t like the requested edits, he or she is free to withdraw the story.
This is a fundraiser for the chapter. The money will go to the chapter to benefit all the members. However, this is a good opportunity to get publicity for your work and pick up readers who otherwise wouldnâ€™t have found you.
OCC published and unpublished members only. Submission deadline is January 15, 2012January 21, 2012! Please have a critique partner or author friend (or two or three) read the story before you turn it in.
We are looking for enough stories to fill a 400-page book. The cover design has been generously donated by member and author, Lex Valentine. Those authors who are accepted will be requested to submit a short bio.