It’s not your usual call for submissions, but rather a request to help a worthy cause. All Romance eBooks, retailer of indie pubbed romance and erotica, has announced it will publish a series of short stories in February 2010, all proceeds of which will be donated.
During the month of love, when everyone’s attention is focused on matters of the heart, we at All Romance (www.allromance.com) want to help fight the number one killer of women, heart disease, and we need your help and your submissions.
Beginning February 1, 2010, we will release one new short story per day for the entire month. All proceeds from the sale of these shorts, which will be offered exclusively on AllRomance.com as individual eBooks and also bundled into 4 eBook anthologies, will be donated to the American Heart Association (www.americanheart.org).
The 28 stories will be chosen from submissions received between July 1 and October 31, 2009. The preferred heat rating is 4 or 5 flames, though stories rated a hard 3 flames will also be considered. An explanation of the flame rating system can be found on our site. We are looking for a wide variety of themes and sub-genres, as long as the story is a romance.
There is a catch. In order to be eligible for consideration, you must be an author with an eBook currently sold through All Romance. Required word length is 10K to 20K words. Those chosen to participate will be announced in November. Submissions are accepted online through a special upload page. Though the page asks for quite a bit of work on the part of the author (supplying a tagline, back cover blurb, physical description of hero and heroine, synopsis, and more), the nice thing is that participants are able to offer suggestions for cover art.