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Sunday, December 13, 2009

Erotic Romance

Hello Fellow Writers!

Today I had my first day at my new nursing job, and it went well! Last night I bought a few e-books from Ellora's Cave, which publishes "romantica", which is erotic romance. I wonder if I should try my hand at that.

Here is what Ellora's Cave says about submissions:

How to Submit

All submissions for Ellora’s Cave must be sent via email to Submissions@ellorascave.com. Send as a doc or rtf file:
~ brief professional cover email (genre and length of story; one or two paragraph blurb; previous publication credits; no personal information or anything unrelated to the story)
~ detailed synopsis (2 to 4 pages describing setting and main characters, conflict, full plot and resolution)
~ the first three chapters and the final chapter of your manuscript (If it is a short story of 10-15,000 words, send the full manuscript)
Include the following on the first page of the document and in the cover email:
Title Author pen and real names & email address Genre Word count of full manuscript Blurb (200 words max)
Note: We are an e-publisher and all our work is done electronically; we do not accept paper submissions or correspondence.
Please be sure your submission has been thoroughly self-edited (and we highly recommend having frank critique partners look at it!), and has been proofread by several skilled and experienced persons other than yourself. It must be basically free of typos and grammatical errors. We do not specify a required format and your manuscript will not be rejected due to formatting. We suggest using one-inch margins and a common, variable, serif font (such as Times Roman, Arial, Book Antiqua).
Notice for previously published authors: We will only consider your out-of-print books if you hold exclusive rights.
Please do not email to inquire about status of your submission. You will receive an initial response within eight weeks.

Ellora’s Cave Theme Series

Several times a year we do a month of special themed erotic romanceshort stories. Guidelines:
~ Word count: 10K to 30K
~ Any genre
~ The story must significantly include the theme
For 2010, our still-open themes are about the arts:
May: “Poetic Passion”: poetry/drama (no TV or movies) – submission deadline October 31, 2009
August: “Alluring Arts”: classical creative arts (painting, drawing, sculpting, etc.) – submission deadline January 31, 2010
November: “Musical Magic”: music/song – submission deadline April 30, 2010
When submitting, put “theme Submission: title” in the email message subject line. Attach a synopsis and the full story (since it is a short story).
Very interesting. I wonder what sort of story I could write for the "Alluring Arts"?
Wish me luck, and good luck to you too!

Yours Truly,
Shoshanna Evers

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