There are always many amazing and fun things going on in the world, especially in connection with writing. I thought I would take a couple of minutes to share some that I know about.
Simon and Schuster has a new Speculative Fiction imprint, Simon 451. The editors are accepting submissions from unagented authors for Fantasy, Apocalyptic/Dystopian, Supernatural, Science Fiction and other general Speculative Fiction. For details: https://simon451.submittable.com/submit
The Saturday Evening Post is sponsoring a Great American Fiction Contest for 2015. Information at http://www.saturdayeveningpost.com/fiction-contest
Lyrical Press is now a digital imprint of Kensington books. They are looking for romance and erotic romance from 25,000 to 110,000 words. Details at http://lyricalpress.com/2014/01/09/call-for-submissions-january-2014/
Spencer Hill Press specializes in paranormal romance, urban fantasy and science fiction for young adult readers. They are seeking submissions from agented and unagented writers. Details at http://www.tulipromance.com/submissions.html
etopia Press is looking for erotic romance manuscripts for upcoming collections. Details at http://etopiapressblog.wordpress.com/submission-calls/
Embrace is Entangled Publishing’s New Adult imprint, featuring characters 18-24. They are looking for submissions of cowboys and/or a Western setting, men in uniform, sports and athletes, characters with unusual jobs, workplace entanglements, travel, struggles to support oneself, surfers, and the conflict of college vs working world. Details at http://www.entangledinromance.com/2014/01/03/the-embrace-wish-list/
Shimmer Magazine is seeking submissions of fantasy short stories up to 7,500 words. Guidelines at http://www.shimmerzine.com/guidelines/fiction-guidelines/
Entangled Publishing is seeking submissions of novellas focused on the 1950s for Love Me Tender. Deadline for submissions is March 31, 2014. Details at http://www.entangledinromance.com/2013/12/09/love-me-tender-submission-call/
The above items are from Cindi Myers Market News’s Blog.