Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Christmas in July

A local radio station recently finished a “Christmas in July” weekend, where for 48 wonderful hours they played nothing but—you guessed it—Christmas music. It was done to benefit a local charity, but I enjoyed every second of it. I could almost smell the chestnuts roasting over the open fire and the aroma of pumpkin pie and coffee in the air!

Yes, I am one of “those” people. Ready for Christmas any place, any time. If I owned my own cable channel, I’d play nothing but Christmas-themed movies, 24/7. And since July is the month when I start thinking about important things like…. where am I going to put the Christmas tree this year? and what would great aunt so-and-so like for Christmas? It only seems fitting that we rolled out the announcement for our American Rose Christmas anthology in the month of July. If you haven’t heard about this yet, allow me to share the news.

The Wild Rose Press American Rose line is looking for short stories for a Christmas-themed anthology to be released in print in December, 2009.

Stories should be no longer than 25,000 words and have a theme that focuses on celebrating Christmas and/or the New Year. Stories must be American-set historical and take place before 1920. Submissions must be received by April 1, 2009. For more information contact

I’m looking forward to seeing what our wonderful authors come up with for their stories! If this is as well received as I think it’s going to be, we could easily be doing anthologies for an American Rose Fourth of July, an American Rose Thanksgiving, an American Rose Valentine’s Day…. Oh the possibilities are endless!

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