Sunday, November 1, 2009

The Wild Rose Press
Introduces a Special Submission Call from Crimson Rose

Jewels of the Night…


One submission will be chosen at random to launch the series. The selected contract will be given a premium publishing slot during Crimson month (November, 2010) as well as a featured review and interview with the review site Once Upon a Romance. The selected story will be showcased on the Crimson Rose Page of The Wild Rose Press website and the Behind the Garden Gate blog. The Wild Rose Press will provide an advertising book banner to the author. Once Upon a Romance will also display this book banner without charge for a thirty day period beginning with the day of book release.

This submission call is open to current Wild Rose Press authors as well as all new query authors.

· Must involve a blue diamond. It could be a treasure hunt or a midnight thief or… Let your imagination take flight!
· Must involve a high level of danger
· Can be in any region of the world
· Can be any timeframe as long as the most prevalent elements are romance and intrigue


Stories must be complete. With a word-length between 20,000 and 65,000 words (miniature rose or rosebud length)
Must be an original, never-before published work and you must own the rights to it.
To qualify for the launch, submission must arrive on or before March 31, 2010
Manuscripts must be formatted per standard formatting rules (Times New Roman, 12 pt, double-spaced, 1 in. margins, numbered pages)
Submission call is open to both published and unpublished writers
Story content must adhere to posted Crimson Rose guidelines as posted on the submissions page of


Email your manuscript as a single Word .rtf attachment to Lori (at)
Put: “Jewel of the Night Series: Manuscript Title: YOUR NAME” in the subject line
In the body of the email, include
The synopsis
Your Real name
Pseudonym, if applicable
Your contact email

Submissions received that do not follow these guidelines will be discarded without notice. The Wild Rose Press is not responsible for submissions lost in cyberspace and not received.
Upon receipt, you will receive a confirmation email. If you have not received a confirmation email within five working days of emailing your submission, please send us an email.
Direct questions regarding this submission call to: Lori (at)
If you have received receipt of your submission, please do not inquire about status until after standard response wait time. All entrants will be reviewed per our normal submission guidelines which are available at

Thanks for submitting and good luck!


Historical Writer/Editor said...

This looks like a great contest! :) -Laura H.

Lori Quisley Graham said...

It should be really fun. Hope you can join in. :)

Rebecca J. Clark said...

I have a question (raising my hand here)--let's say a story is not chosen as the launch story, could it still be picked up for contract if you liked it?

Lori Quisley Graham said...

If there is any story from this submission call that is qualified for a contract, they will be offered one. We will chose the lead story based on those that qualify. All of them that are offered a contract, though, will be part of the Jewels of the Night release structure. Hope this helps but if you have any questions, please feelf free to comment or email me at lori (at)

Rebecca J. Clark said...

Thanks, Lori. This answered my question. And the wheels in my brain are turning. I've always wanted to write a romantic suspense...


The Word Place said...

I was absolutely NOT going to do this, intriguing as it sounded, because I have other projects that I ought to be revising and tweaking...but dirty darn, after a couple of times in the chat room, I find myself making notes, timelines, researching appropriate character names, ad nauseum. I cut my teeth on Nancy Drew and said I was going to be a "lady detective" when I grew up. I LOVE a mystery! Whether I can write one or not is another story, no pun intended.

Lori Quisley Graham said...

Judy - we would love to have you join our team! :) Happy writing!


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