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    Romantic Short Story Writers' Competition

    Romantic Shorts is a new online publication, currently running its first Writers' Competition.

    Your submission will be an original, unpublished romantic short story, 4500-6000 words. It will fall within a contemporary, historical, mystery, fantasy, or comedy genre, include a moderate level of intimacy, and feature a hero-heroine relationship. This is an open-themed call - no holiday settings, no vampire/werewolf themes.

    You will be an unpublished writer. (Romantic Shorts is also calling for submissions by query from new and newer writers; check our website for details.)

    Entry fee is $10CAD, payable through PayPal. Deadline for entry is March 31, 2011.

    Winning entry will receive $250CAD plus publication. Decreasing monetary prizes to $10CAD for seventh place. All winning entries, as well as some quality honourable mentions will be published on our site.

    Complete submission and competition guidelines are available on our website:
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    Senior Member Frank Baron's Avatar
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    Re: Romantic Short Story Writers' Competition

    Coulda' sworn I replied to this a while ago. Must've hit a wrong button.

    "You will be an unpublished writer" reads like a gloomy prophecy. How about something like: "All entrants must be unpublished." (Unless you mean all entries, rather than the participants.)

    The "new and newer writers" is a bit of a head-scratcher too.

    But maybe it's because I'm an old and older writer.

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    Re: Romantic Short Story Writers' Competition

    Ooof... So right you are Frank. And older? Maybe. But old? ...which in this case is older than older... Nah!

    Let's make that read:

    Romantic Shorts is a new online publication, currently running its first Writers' Competition.

    Your submission will be an original, unpublished romantic short story, 4500-6000 words. It will fall within a contemporary, historical, mystery, fantasy, or comedy genre, include a moderate level of intimacy, and feature a hero-heroine relationship. This is an open-themed call - no holiday settings, no vampire/werewolf themes.

    Entry fee is $10CAD, payable through PayPal. Deadline for entry is March 31, 2011.

    Winning entry will receive $250CAD plus publication. Decreasing monetary prizes to $10CAD for seventh place. All winning entries, as well as some quality honourable mentions will be published on our site.

    While this competition is open only to unpublished writers, Romantic Shorts is also calling for submissions by query from published and emerging writers.

    Further details are available on our website. Follow our WritersNet profile for 'directions.'

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    Senior Member Frank Baron's Avatar
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    Re: Romantic Short Story Writers' Competition

    Much better.

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    Re: Romantic Short Story Writers' Competition

    And so, we've closed our first writers' competition to sweet success. Now reading like crazy, through some really terrific submissions - and a few, well, let's call them 'surprises.' Way more fun than I expected. And a lot more work, too.

    I'll likely be holed up for the next couple months working through manuscripts, contracts, and all kinds of new online details.
    Who knew?!

    Later! Gotta run!

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