Monday, March 24, 2014

Come Visit Lobster Cove

Many of you have heard by now of the new series Wild Rose Press is introducing.  It is truly exciting and has this place “snapping.”  Now in case you haven’t heard or have missed some of the information, I wanted to bring you up to date.  Summer vacations are coming up so what better time to write something to fit this wonderful village.  We are looking for stories 20,000 words and up.  There isn’t a deadline but we will announce one at a future date.
So what is Lobster Cove, you ask.  Well, let’s take a look.  Lobster Cove is a fictional small town on the coast of Maine, near Bar Harbor. It is quaint and quirky with a colorful history, a friendly population of charming residents, and a vibrant tourist business.  It is located off of Hulls Cove which is on the Eastern coast of Mount Desert Island (pronounced Dessert), and is shaped like lobster claws. It is on the Eastern portion of Acadia National Park, 4 or 5 miles north of Bar Harbor, on Route 3. Frenchman Bay surrounds that portion of the non-sandy coast.   12 miles from Bar Harbor to the airport at Trenton, which is on the mainland (route 3). Trenton is where you cross the bridge over to the island.
The Hulls Cove Visitor Center for the park is located at Hulls Cove.  The Park Loop Road is 27 miles, and begins there and winds around the rocky coast, past Sand Beach (the only sand beach on the ocean (on the island) to the southwest, Thunder hole and Otter Cliffs.  There are scenic walks, ocean paths along Frenchman Bay. In the middle of the park is Jordan Pond House and they serve fresh popovers and fresh squeezed lemonade.
So far Lobster Cove has found a sheriff, a paralegal, a RE agent, a researcher, a waitress, a HS principal, a nurse, a doctor, a school board chair, a HS math teacher, a whale watching vessel captain, an artist or two or three, a lawyer, a coffee house owner, a ghost, a thug, an accountant, an FBI agent, a deputy, a dungeon master, and more.  We have a diner, a lobster shack, an art gallery, a book store, and more.  We even have a serial killer and a country fair festival.  (Wondering if those are connected, aren’t you? J)  Can’t you see the town developing? 
We are looking for well-written, engaging manuscripts from across all of our lines, from historicals to contemporary. Stories can be romance or mainstream and can be sweet or erotic or anything in between.  Submissions must take place in Lobster Cove and also meet the guidelines for the individual line, including heat level and tone.
Now, if you are wondering how to submit your query for this series, the process is easy.  For authors who are already published with Wild Rose Press, the query process is the same as always.  You may query your editor about writing a story for the Lobster Cove Series. Your editor will work with you and the line’s Senior Editor, as well as the coordinator of Lobster Cove (who happens to be me) to ensure your story fits within the guidelines of Lobster Cove.
If you are new to TWRP, please submit your story using our submission guidelines. Make sure you indicate you are writing for the Lobster Cove Series. Your story will be sent to the appropriate editor who will work with the Senior Editor and the coordinator (again, me J) on the story.  You can check our website for the email address and more information on us as a whole.
To maintain continuity across the stories, a basic layout of the town and names of landmarks and streets will be created. Once stories are selected and editing has begun, changes may need to be made to the stories for continuity of character names, events, etc.  As more information about this is decided, notifications will be posted so everyone is on the same page. A yahoo loop will be created for writers serious about writing for this series. Please do not ask to join the loop if you are not serious about writing for this series.   If you would like to join the loop, please contact me.
Anyone with further questions should contact me directly at lori (at)  I will be glad to talk through the process with you.

Welcome to Lobster Cove and we hope you enjoy your stay!

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