Friday, February 25, 2011

Gothic Romance

Moongypsy Press
Gothic Romance
Call For Submission

Moongypsy Press is now accepting submissions in the Gothic Romance genre.

No Gothic Horror. We are specifically looking for Gothic Romance in the style of Victoria Holt, the Bronte Sisters, etc. Short stories and novels welcome.

Please submit a synopsis and the first three chapters to Foery MacDonell at

Check our submission guidelines at

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Higher Learning Anthology

Dreamspinner Press
Higher Learning short story
Call for Submission

Higher Learning

Edited by Julianne Bentley

Enter the hallowed halls of higher learning, where there's a lot more to life, sex, and love than what these men can get out of a book. They'll give English a slip of the tongue, practice their Interpersonal Communication skills, and learn about the birds and the bees in Biology. Join them as they see why flexibility is important in Phys Ed, figure the odds of finding the perfect mate in Statistics, flirt and woo each other with poetry in Literature, and discover why Chemistry is a double entendre.

Submission Deadline: Aug. 15, 2011

Publication Date: October 2011

  • Single-book anthology story length: 3,500 - 12,000 words
  • Manuscripts shorter or longer will be considered but will have to be extraordinary.
  • Follow general Submission Guidelines for instructions and formatting.
  • Send all submissions to List the anthology title in the subject line of your e-mail. Ex: Higher Learning anthology submission

Gay Pirate Anthology

Dreamspinner Press
Gay Pirate short story
Call for Submission

Cross Bones

Edited by Anne Regan

Ahoy, me proud beauty, shiver me timbers! I ask ye to sail me jollyboat on the high seas, lubber, but will ye dare to accept? On offer be a pirate's life full of danger and risk, and not just to yer neck, but to yer very virgin heart! There's many a bodice to be ripped--or perhaps I should say many a codpiece to be snapped--and should ye be graced enough to cross bones with a corsair, don't be an addlepate! Heave ho, lad, handsomely, and show him how ye bury yer treasure!

Pirates didn't only sail the high seas in historical times. Modern-day renegades and futuristic rebels are just as ripe for adventure and plunder. No matter the time, place, or circumstances, bad boys steal affection as often as they salvage treasure, and in these stories of romance, a rogue's black heart always conceals a center of gold.

Submission Deadline: May 23, 2011

Publication Date: August 2011

  • Single-book anthology story length: 3,500 - 12,000 words
  • Manuscripts shorter or longer will be considered but will have to be extraordinary.
  • Follow general Submission Guidelines for instructions and formatting.
  • Send all submissions to List the anthology title in the subject line of your e-mail. Ex: Cross Bones anthology submission

Pagan Holiday

The Wild Rose Press
Paranormal Black Rose Line
Call for Submission
Black Rose is looking for stories relating to the Pagan holidays.

*Yule (similar to Christmas)
*Imbolc (candlemass)
*Ostara (Spring Equinox)
*Beltane (May Day)
*Litha - Midsummer (Summer Solstice)
*Lughnasadh (First Harvest)
*Mabon (Autumn Equinox)
*Samhain (End of the Celtic year)

Length requirement: 20-40K
Heat level: Spicy
Stories should involve characters that fit within the Black Rose guidelines.

For more information, please go to:, click “About Us” then proceed to “Submissions” and Black Rose(left sidebar) guidelines.

Please submit this special call directly to Callie Lynn Wolfe, Senior Editor at

Place the words Pagan Holiday Call in the email subject line. Submissions will be considered and a response given between 14-21 days of receipt of manuscript. Submissions are open now!

Black Rose is always looking for fresh new stories covering a variety of paranormal subjects, and we are always interested in new paranormal romance authors. So if you've got that hot were, sexy vamp, to die for demon or any dark paranormal creature you can conjure up, we are looking for you! See our guidelines on The Wild Rose Press website!

Honky Tonk Hearts

The Wild Rose Press
Contemporary Cowboy
Call For Submission


Honky Tonk Hearts

Lonely hearts seem to gravitate to the Lonesome Steer Honky Tonk.
Owner and bartender, Gus Rankin, has seen his share of the wandering souls cross his bar and dance floor over the years—he'd even like to think he helped a few find true love along the way.

Submission Information:

One pivotal scene MUST take place at the Lonesome Steer Honky Tonk. This could be the hero and heroine's first meeting, the black moment, big finale, a scene where important information is divulged or an important realization is made etc.

Other than the above requirement, your story can be anything and anywhere within the genre of contemporary cowboys. It can take place from Texas to Alberta, Alaska to Australia. Wherever a cowboy rides, works, plays or competes could be the setting for your story as long as at some important point, their hearts cross the threshold of the Lonesome Steer Honky Tonk.

Whether your hero's truck breaks down near the honky tonk, friends take your heroine there for a good time, or either one stop for a break on a long journey, the possibilities for this series are endless and we are excited to see where you as authors can take a couple of honky tonk hearts.

Honky Tonk Hearts will be a limited series of 12 to 15 contracted stories so it is important to do your best, write with heart, proof, proof, proof and submit!

Please follow the general submission guidelines on the website for formatting and submit through the Important: Use the subject line: TWRP Honky Tonk Hearts Submission: YOUR TITLE

For questions please feel free to email Stacy D. Holmes, Senior Editor of Yellow Rose, at

Submitting Specifics:
Word count: 20,000-40,000

Background Information:

The Lonesome Steer Honky Tonk: A few miles outside Amarillo off historical Route 66, the large wood-paneled structure boast a large neon star with a single flashing steer riding away from it. Inside, a long bar runs the length of the back wall, a dance floor takes up a large chunk of space with old round tables filling most of the rest and two pool tables tucked in the back corner. A small stage hosts Open-Mike Nights on Sundays, Karaoke Thursdays and a booked band most Saturday nights with the other nights filled in with a big old jukebox or the DJ. The establishment offers food when the kitchen is staffed, but the Lonesome Steer can never seem to keep cooks too long and waitresses come and go—Gus is always ready to lend a hand when someone comes in down on their luck.

Gus Rankin: His hair is more grey than dark brown these days and a handlebar moustache sits prominently on a face tanned and weathered by the Texas sun.
Tall, broad and still in good shape although a bit of a belly hangs over the buckle of his faded blue jeans, you can usually find him wearing his favorite black leather vest with a light denim shirt beneath.

Though he prefers to man the bar, every once in a while he sneaks back to his messy office, takes a break in the rickety, torn leather chair and props his feet on his desk as he smiles at the bulletin board filled with pictures from couples that have tossed aside their lonesome hearts to take a chance on love.

Keira Rankin: Gus's daughter works at the honky tonk alongside her father. She keeps the books, waitresses and does a little Karaoke when the stage gets quiet on Thursday nights. With long blonde hair, soft doe eyes and heart-shape face, she's the spitting image of her mother, Gus's one and only true love who died ten years ago when Keira was fourteen.

Marshall Dekes: This part-time bartender/DJ is a good old boy with a bit of a past. Tall, dark and handsome, he keeps to himself but is there whenever Gus needs work done around the place.

Important Note: The above-mentioned characters are to be used as "mentions only" and not as main or important secondary characters. These established characters are spoken for and will be used to finish the series when the time comes. Use them to create atmosphere and realism in your scenes at the Lonesome Steer, but then leave them there LOL.

Feel free to forward this to your fellow writers, loops, blogs, etc.

Christmas - Inspirational Romance

White Rose Publishing
Inspirational Romance
Call For Submission - Christmas

White Rose Publishing is seeking manuscripts to fill a special 2011
holiday release extravaganza. We are currently seeking novelette to
novella length stories (between 15,000 and 25,000 words) to fill
twenty-four special slots. Stories must have a Christmas theme and
submissions must be received on or before 1 May 2011.

Stories must be Christian romance, may be contemporary or historical,
and may fall under any subgenre (e.g. romantic suspense) To submit,
please use the submission form found on our website.
( Be sure to
include: CHRISTMAS SUBMISSION: Title of Story in the subject line of
your submission.

In addition, White Rose is always open to general submissions. Full
submission guidelines may be found at

For more information about White Rose Publishing please visit our
website at or read some of our
titles. Our books are available local and online retailers such as
Amazon, ARe, Apple, Barnes and Noble, Christian Book Distributors,