So you want to be published, right?
Well, here’s a chance! I’m putting together the second volume in the "Evernight" Anthology! XoXo publishing has agreed to release “Evernight: Romance in a World of Darkness” and I want you to be a part of it! “Evernight” will be a paranormal romance anthology about the things that go bump in the night struggling to find their happily ever after.
Relationships must be heterosexual in nature. Though bi-sexuality is allowed, the HEA couple must be hetero. This is going to be an erotic anthology with a dark/gothic them. The main character/characters must go through some tragedy or strife, must overcome something in order for them to have their HEA. Submissions should be no longer than 7,000 words and must be no shorter than 4,500 words.
The deadline for submissions is June 1st, 2012 Please send submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Once I receive your submission, you will get a verification email. If your submission is approved, you will get an acceptance email from me and the standard legal emails from a representative of XoXo Publishing.
Here is the draft introduction:
As children, we feared the boogeyman. Our parents comforted us when the monster under the bed or in the dark depths of our slightly opened closet threatened our safety. We cried when those evil creatures invaded our nightmares and stole us from peaceful sleep, but what if those monsters truly existed? What if they lived in a world not unlike our own, where all they wanted was the same basic needs that every human being spends their lives searching for? What if the things that go bump in the night only wanted to be loved?
In the following stories, you will read about vampires and werewolves and demons and monsters of all kinds overcoming some of the most difficult hurdles simply to find their one true love, to find their happiness. You’ll read of heated, salacious trysts beneath the moonlight and of lovers doomed before they even have a chance to find the one person who completes their soul.
Join us as we wander through a dark world where nothing is what it seems, where rainbows after a storm are a rare miracle, where the boogeyman captures your heart and fulfils your sweetest dreams.
Submission guidelines for “Evernight”
File Format: All submissions must be in Microsoft Word format (.DOC or .DOCX)
Typeface: Please user either Calibri 11pt font or Times New Roman 12pt font
Paragraphs: 0.5 First Line Indention, 1.5 line spacing, ADD the additional break after each paragraph.
Margins: 1” on all sides.
TITLE: (Single space, no extra break after paragraph) See example –
©Year (Copyright info, if available) – Author’s Name
HEADER: Top left corner – Author’s Name/Book Title
Again, please make sure to meet the above listed criteria and do your best to keep the submission between 4500 and 7000 words. Going a little over is fine, but less cannot be accepted.
The happily ever after couple MUST be hetero, though there may be threesomes and foursomes and fifteensomes for all I care, but the outcome must involve a hetero couple. AND at least one of them MUST be supernatural, paranormal, mythical… whatever.
If any of this is unclear or you have any questions, feel free to email me at email@example.com
All submissions must be in by Midnight CST on June 1st, 2012 to be considered.
Please send your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org and please format the subject as follows:
Submission for Evernight – Author’s Name: “Story Title”