Monday, February 7, 2011

Black Rose Call for submission!

Hello All!

I am very excited to introduce a couple of specific call out for submissions. The first one you may have already investigated if you happened to notice the link on top of this blog:) I'd like to post it here as well for all who may not have noticed and those who drop by from time to time.

Black Rose is looking for stories relating to the Pagan holidays.

*Yule (similar to Christmas)
*Imbolc (candlemass)
*Ostara (Spring Equinox)
*Beltane (May Day)
*Litha - Midsummer (Summer Solstice)
*Lughnasadh (First Harvest)
*Mabon (Autumn Equinox)
*Samhain (End of the Celtic year)

Length requirement: 20-40K
Heat level: Spicy
Stories should involve characters that fit within the Black Rose guidelines.

For more information, please go to:, click “About Us” then proceed to “Submissions” and Black Rose(left sidebar) guidelines.

Please submit this special call directly to Callie Lynn Wolfe, Senior Editor at

Place the words Pagan Holiday Call in the email subject line. Submissions will be considered and a response given between 14-21 days of receipt of manuscript. Submissions are open now!

Black Rose is always looking for fresh new stories covering a variety of paranormal subjects, and we are always interested in new paranormal romance authors. So if you've got that hot were, sexy vamp, to die for demon or any dark paranormal creature you can conjure up, we are looking for you! See our guidelines on The Wild Rose Press website!

The next call out would be for TWRP Black Rose authors. I would like you to consider submitting free reads to boost your visibility and give yourself added publicity. Below please find the submission guidelines for "FREE READS" also known as "Rose Petals" around the garden.

Rose Petals (Free Read) Guidelines
Requirements for submission.
These guidelines are firm.

1. Author must be published with the Wild Rose Press with a minimum of (1) full length rose/rosebud and/or (2) shorter length minirose/rosette.

2. Author may only submit free read in the line that they are published with.

3. Free read length min 750 max 2500 words.

4. Author must hold rights to work.

5. Author will submit contract via email.

6. Author will not receive galley, but will approve any changes to manuscript.

Additional information

• No costs to the author. Publisher will provide generic cover, minor editing and will distribute title through the Wild Rose and Wilder Rose (scarlet titles) websites.

• Stories are not be queried to editors; therefore only established authors with TWRP will be accepted for this promotion. Publisher may choose not to publish free read if story does not meet TWRP standards for quality.

• Free read titles will only be available in pdf format.

• Free read titles will not be given scheduled release dates, but will be uploaded to the website when complete and to coincide with production’s schedule.

• Authors will be required to sign publishing contract with TWRP.

• Authors will only be permitted to post one paragraph excerpts for promotion of free read. Authors are not allowed to distribute free read, but must refer readers to website for download. The purpose of the free read promotion is to bring readers to the website.

If you have any questions, please by all means, post as comments to this post so others who have the same questions and perhaps fear asking will benefit from the answers. I will pop in from time to time to check on queries and questions.

Callie Lynn Wolfe
Senior Managing Editor
Black Rose Imprint
The Wild Rose Press

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