12 January 2011

Call For Submissions: New Literary Romance Short Story Line (Untreed Reads)

Post date: 12 January 2011
Untreed Reads is pleased to announce the launch of a new literary romance short story line called Candlelight. The line is now open for submissions.

We do have VERY specific guidelines for Candlelight which are:

1. Every s3xual orientation is welcome.

2. Word count limit is 7000.

3. The heat level is limited to PG or PG-13. Any s3x scenes must be consummated “off-page.” These should be “sweet romances.”

4. Stories should have a very strong literary feel to them. Examples of current Untreed Reads titles that would fit into this would be: Song on the Sand by Ruth Sims, How to Eat Fruit by Anne Brooke, Continuum by George Seaton and 4 Stories Down, 4 Stories Up by Sara Elizabeth. Excerpts from these titles are available in The Untreed Reads Store to give you a better idea of our expectations.

5. Works need to be believable and real. No genies, werewolves, witches, aliens, etc. Real people in real relationships.

6. HEA (Happily Ever After) is NOT a requirement. See #5.

We cannot stress enough that the stories must be very strong in both character and plot. The standard Untreed Reads Submission Guidelines remain in regards to what we will never accept.

We are particularly interested in the following plots: 60+ romance, Spanish-language, minority cultures and family life (romance when you’ve got kids, while taking care of elderly live-in parents, etc.).

Details on how to submit manuscripts to us can be found on our Submission Guidelines page.

More information here.
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