Monday, November 15, 2010

Submission call

Are you looking for something to do on a quiet winter afternoon? Well, I have the answer for you!! Crimson Rose, of The Wild Rose Press, has issued a call for Christmas manuscripts under the series title
Red Christmas
Someone's ready to kill the holiday...

The parameters for the submission call are:

  • The manuscripts should be between 7,500 and 60,000 words as given by Microsoft Word

  • Each story will need to contain Santa Claus - either the hero or the villain needs to be using a costume as a part of the story. Maybe an undercover cop, or a hitman masquerading as Santa to slip in places, or...

  • All queries need to be emailed to me at lori @ the by March 1st. Please send a query letter with an embedded synopsis as the first step. Put Santa submission in the subject line. If we request a full manuscript to review, this manuscript will need to be in a Word document using Times New Roman size 12 font and be double spaced in rich text format.

  • You will receive a confirmation email once we have the query.
We have space for six Christmas releases for 2011 so get your story in early. The spaces will be filled in the order they are contracted.

If you don't feel, though, that you can get a Christmas story put together, Crimson Rose readers have been asking for shorter manuscripts. So we welcome any topic or any holiday in these 7,500 to 60,000 manuscripts. Just follow the instructions for queries on our website

We are looking forward to hearing from you and if you have any questions, please feel free to email me at lori @ the Happy Writing!

Lori Graham, Senior Editor

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Jewel of the Night

Crimson Rose released the winner of the Jewel of the Night Submission today - Guardian of the Jewel. We want to thank all of the authors who submitted and who are still submitting. It was a great call and we got some really enjoyable stories to add to our catalogue.

Guardian of the Jewel has already been reviewed, receiving a 4 rating from Once Upon a Romance. Stop by Crimson and check out the Jewel stories as they release. What could be better than a lovely blue diamond and some incredibly heroic male characters. Believe me, you don't want to miss a single one!