OPEN CALL FOR SHORT STORY SUBMISSIONS FOR THE FOLLOWING THEMED DIGESTS
Open call for erotic-ahh romance short story submissions for the following themed digests. These digests are for publication in ebook, audio and print. Please read our digests to see what our stories are like and what we want to find for Midnight Showcase.
We are a royalty publisher.
NOTE: Due to the lack of straight romance submissions these calls for the themed digests are for Erotic-ahh romance. However, if you as the author don't mind being in an erotic-ahh romance digest and want to submit your romance story please do, we will certainly consider it.
THEMED DIGEST for Erotic-ahh Romance
Spellfire – Harvest of Heroes (Veterans, & Thanksgiving Spellfire stories)
Need stories by Sept 2006, 8-15K
Even in Spellfire, a Thanksgiving of Harvest and Heroes are remembered. Journey to yesteryear and today, with ghosts and other ghoulish creatures who once donned a uniform, and shared their lives and their Thanksgivings with those whom they once and still do love. In this paranormal town, whose Veteran League is made up of many magical and non-magical beings who fought for valor and more, here are stories of the heart and soul of those special heroes and heroines. (No matter the era.)
Read the 2006 Spellfire Digests and submit your stories. Read the blurbs on line to see what we are looking for, as well as the Spellfire info pages.
Hot Wings Digest, 8-15K
Need Stories by November 15, 2006
Angels and winged creatures watch the Super Bowl too you know, or do they? What happens when an off-this-earth being interrupts your game time? Doesn't love just fly in and strike at the oddest times? And Super Bowl weekend at that? Give us your light humor, (male or female gets interrupted while watching game or during the weekend of). Tell us why an angel or other winged deity would dare drop down and give you lessons in love instead of letting you watch the game? How dare they! But love is worth the loss of that once a year Super Sunday, but is losing love worth it?
Western Ways, 8-18K
Stories due by Dec 15 2006.
Giddy-up to love in the wild, wild west. Gunslingers, gamblers, city slickers and more. Dance hall madams and society gals gone west. Send your rootin-tootin stories of the wild wicked west to us. Make us marvel at the allure of the days of cowboys, cowgirls, and Indians in a fun positive way. Write so the reader feels the thrill of days of old when men, and often times women, wore guns slung low on the hips, and wilder women met tough hombres and native chiefs who swept them off their feet. (Or they roped the hero into their lonely cabin in the wilds of the west.)
Spellfire Hearts 2007, 8 – 15K
Need stories by Dec 15 2006
Read the 2006 Spellfire Hearts and submit your stories. Read the blurb on line to see what we are looking for, as well as the Spellfire info pages.
Melange 2007 (Digest), 12-18K,
Need stories by Dec 15 2006
Love comes in a variety of shapes, color and heat. These are flavorful stories of multicultural/ethnic romances. Any time era, with positive, uplifting and sensual love, with no barriers towards a fantastic love between two deserving souls.
OPEN CALL FOR SHORT STORY SUBMISSIONS FOR THE NEW LINE
Midnight Romps - Single titles 7.5 to 25+K
Open call for line starting in May 2006
Romps is a new line at Midnight Showcase that consists of single title stories for ebook formats only. We are looking for stories that fit any of the same lines as our Novel lines in erotic-ahh romance. Best sellers in the line will be picked for a digest release in the future that would be for both print and ebook.
The same erotic-ahh rules apply that are stated above for the novels, so please read them. You can read any of our digests to find out what type of writing we are looking for in this line.
MIDNIGHT ROMP LINES:
Moonlight Gothic - When romance held the suspense and mystery of love untold. Kisses were taken in shadows where ghosts walk between reality. Can you write a love story that will grip the reader in a vise of suspense, make them want love to rule against the darkness? Gothic romance is a beautiful genre that uses many techniques in the romance, see if yours will work.
Night Moves - All things unexplainable will rule in Night Moves. Give the readers your best creature of darkness, demon of the unexplained and make them lovable and wanted by their lover.
Dragon's Fire - When fairies ruled the forest glen, elves dance in the moonlight and unicorns races through the mist, the world is filled with fantasy and love, dragons and gargoyles, and more. Use your imagination and take the reader for a ride into the world like no other, filled with danger and dark heroes that will capture the readers.
Horizon - Beyond today there is a new world, one filled with all kinds of possibilities. Create this new world and give us an adventure and love story that will never end.
Western Skies - When the sun is setting and it turns the prairie gold, you can feel the magic in your blood and the love in your heart for the West. Gold rush, saloons, bordello, bucking horses and cattle drives, Indians and the Calvary, there is no end to the stories it took to build this country. In those stories there is always a hero and heroine that can ride into the dusky sunset. Can you tell their adventure in your Western Romance novel?
Silent Shadows - The lightening streaks across the sky as the shadow draws back into the darkness, a woman screams and shots are fired! Soon police sirens are heard in the distance, a door slams and figure runs down the street to escape...Mystery is a living genre in our lives and one that takes a special type of author, show me your mystery and don't forget to save the heroine in the process.
Timeless - Time is the illusive gift of life, many of us can go back in time. Do we die or do we jump into another reality? Can a person control time? Can they find love in a past century when the present denies them? Can you write the adventure in time that will bring two lovers together?
Daybreak - In our everyday lives we find many things, but only love can make it worth the risks. Write your best contemporary romance and we will see if your romance story will shine.
Sunset - If anyone ever says "I can't think of a thing to write" they have forgotten to look back, take that step back into history. The stories are endless, the lives that were lived hold so many adventures to be told, love to reawaken and share with your readers. Tell us the story of your favorite time in history and the heroes that made it happen.
BENEFITS FOR THE AUTHOR TO PUBLISH WITH
You will benefit as being a featured author in the Midnight Showcase Erotic-ahh Romance or Romance Digest and Novels/Special Editions, and receive a royalty based on story length and/or the themed digest rate as a percentage of the digest's net sale price, please see the sample contract. Midnight Showcase publishes in ebook formats, print and has also expanded into audio for certain releases, length being the decision factor on audio.
Midnight Showcase will post live links to the author's website with their story as it is an excellent way to reach new readers and get your other released books out to the readers. It is your responsibility to keep the links active.
Midnight Showcase is a new publisher that is growing at an exciting rate! We have author parties, chats, blogs, reviews and many more promotional opportunities for our authors. We support our authors in everyway possible to make everyone successful at Midnight Showcase.
Please query with full synopsis, word count and 50 word blurb describing the book, also follow the format guideline.
Special Editions are Midnight Showcase Novels, these will be through Publisher Request so query first, no submissions will be accepted unless requested. Royalty will be contracted on individual basis at time of issuance. Please see the lines we are looking for above.
Acquisition Specialist: Contact for short stories and novellas only for Digests
Mae Powers firstname.lastname@example.org
Their submission page has more information.