While your work can include other genre elements, Crimson Romances must focus first and foremost on a hero and heroine’s emotional journey together towards love. Romances, by nature, must be between consenting adults and have a happily-ever-after or at least happy-for-now ending.
They’re also interested short romance stories for their Subverted Fairy Tale Anthology: According to the editor, their submission call for 10,000- to 30,000-word romances based on classic fairy tales but subverted in fun, fresh, original ways remains open until June 1. See their submission page for more info.
cj Sez: I’m still mulling potential titles for my finished novel, and that keeps me un-focused on my current work. I sat down at the computer about 4:30 this afternoon. It is now 8:00, and I have mopped the kitchen floor, baked a pound cake, washed dishes, and created two new paragraphs and five new lines of dialogue for my lady detective. They must be important lines because I’ve polished them at least a few times.
Of course, I’m also having to fend off a half-inch-long mosquito that sneaked into the house when I went out to feed the cats. The spring hatches of black and white, Asian tiger mosquitos are very aggressive biters. The insect is described as being a quarter-inch long. Not the blood-thirsty little devils in my yard. . . . Got her!
Time to go drizzle a glaze on the cake, and then I’ll get back to the story. I promise.
Okay, you-all guys keep on keeping on, and I’ll try to do the same.
PS: The Summer of Love romance novel contest ends on May 15, but in the meantime, special prizes are being given away almost daily. Check out how to enter for the next prize at www.summeroflovebooks.com Maybe it'll be my romantic suspense, DEADLY STAR.
PPS: The 'toon is a favorite from my Facebook pages.