Tuesday, March 18, 2014

SUBMISSIONS CALLS FOR ONE AND ALL! by Cheryl Pierson




Hey everyone,

Sarah McNeal and I are swapping our blog dates this month until she can get her computer restored, so I wanted to let y'all know that at PRAIRIE ROSE PUBLICATIONS and our other imprints, we are looking for some mighty fine writing from new authors as well as established, well-seasoned authors, and we have some very exciting projects coming up. Here are a few of them, but please visit our websites and contact me at prairierosepublications@yahoo.com or fabkat_edit@yahoo.com for further information about what's coming up!

PRAIRIE ROSE PUBLICATIONS is open for submissions for stories for our summer anthologies in the historical western romance genre. As of now, two of the anthologies, LASSOING A BRIDE and COWBOY CRAVINGS have both been filled.

THERE ARE STILL AVAILABLE OPENINGS IN LASSOING A GROOM AND LASSOING A MAIL ORDER BRIDE!

LASSOING A BRIDE: This collection of stories will be sweet/sensual. The stories selected for this anthology will have to do with a summer wedding, or courtship leading up to a wedding—by a bride who might not be so willing in the beginning. How is her intended going to “lasso” her and woo her to be his bride? That’s what we want to know, too! Word count for each selection will be around 12K, more or less. We want you to tell a good story and not worry if you run over the word count by a few words. Spots are limited! ALL OPENINGS ARE FILLED IN THIS ANTHOLOGY.

LASSOING A GROOM: This collection of stories will be sweet/sensual. The stories selected for this anthology will have to do with a summer wedding, or courtship leading up to a wedding—by a groom who might not be so willing in the beginning. But as women all know, there’s more than one way to romance a man! Silken bonds and words of love can be just as binding as any lasso. Word count for each selection will be around 12K, more or less. We want you to tell a good story and not worry if you run over the word count by a few words. Spots are limited! OPENINGS ARE STILL AVAILABLE IN THIS ANTHOLOGY!
















LASSOING A MAIL-ORDER BRIDE: This collection of stories will be sweet/sensual. The stories selected for this anthology will have to do with a summer wedding, or courtship leading up to a wedding—by a groom who needs a bride and is willing to order one by mail! What circumstances could lead to a man advertising for a bride, sight unseen—and a woman in such dire straits that she travels from her home and everything familiar to marry a man she doesn’t know? There are any number of situations that “might be”—and we’re waiting to see what can happen when love blossoms in the most unlikely circumstances! Word count for each selection will be around 12K, more or less. We want you to tell a good story and not worry if you run over the word count by a few words. Spots are limited! OPENINGS ARE AVAILABLE IN THIS ANTHOLOGY!

COWBOY CRAVINGS: This collection of stories will be spicy/hot. The stories selected for this anthology will definitely take place in the heat of the summer and will feature some hot western men—cowboys, outlaws, lawmen—who will make not only the heroine but the reader crave the happily-ever-after outcome that’s sure to happen! What’s not to love about these strong, tough heroes or bad boys finally getting what THEY crave—a good woman to love! Word count for each selection will be around 12K, more or less. We want you to tell a good story and not worry if you run over the word count by a few words. Spots are limited! ALL OPENINGS ARE FILLED IN THIS ANTHOLOGY!


SUBMISSIONS FOR ALL ANTHOLOGIES ARE DUE BY APRIL 15, 2014.
If you think you might have a story that would fit, please contact Cheryl at: prairierosepublications@yahoo.com


MORE SUBMISSION CALLS? HERE THEY ARE--FROM TORNADO ALLEY PUBLICATIONS!


At TORNADO ALLEY PUBLICATIONS, we are always looking for submissions by talented new authors as well as seasoned authors who may have been in the business for a while! We publish all lengths of stories, from “single-sell” short stories to full-length novels, with the longer works being available in print, as well as e-book formats. From time to time, we also put out a call for submissions for short stories for themed anthologies.

This summer we have three anthologies we’re looking to fill, one for each of our age categories at TAP. TORNADO ALLEY PUBLICATIONS is an imprint of PRAIRIE ROSE PUBLICATIONS. Please take a look at the specific submission calls below and see if one or more of these might be of interest to you or someone you know. We’re very excited about these collections! Please feel free to forward!



MIDDLE GRADE READERS—(Ages 9-12)

MY DOG CAN DO MAGIC!—Middle Grade Readers—(ages 9-12)

Do you have a good idea for a fantasy or sci-fi story about a dog? That’s what we’re looking for in this anthology for MIDDLE GRADE READERS (9-12). If you have a story that tugs at the heartstrings or shows the excitement and bond in a relationship between a boy or girl and their dog, we’d love to see it! The possibilities are endless: a stray dog becomes a young girl’s best friend – but he’s got “something special” about him; a young boy is given a dog…though what he really wanted was a horse—or so he thought! These are just a couple of ideas, but your imagination is boundless with what “could be”. Dogs are magical anyhow, but in this collection, these dogs have a true bit of magic they’re able to use now and then! What magic will your dog have? Can he speak like a human? Does he sense trouble before it happens? Does he hold the key to saving the world? We’d love to have a look! Spots are limited! Please send a cover letter and blurb along with your submission.

SUBMISSIONS DEADLINE: May 1, 2014
WORD COUNT GUIDELINES: 8K-10K
SUBMIT TO: prairierosepublications@yahoo.com


YOUNG ADULT (Ages 13-17)

THIS SUMMER STORM—Young Adult—(Ages 13-17)

We’re looking for stories about summer storms. Hurricanes, tornadoes, lightning—anything nature can throw our way. Maybe your characters are trapped at sea during a squall; maybe they’re having to deal with a violent tornado and its aftermath. How will they cope?

But storm stories can also be about emotional storms—storms that come from family upheaval and changes that affect the characters and facilitate the need for resolution of some kind, or at least, the first steps of resolution.

Whichever kind of storm you choose to write about, we are anxious to see it! Please send a cover letter and blurb along with your submission. Keep in mind that these stories will be set in contemporary times.

SUBMISSIONS DEADLINE: May 1, 2014
WORD COUNT GUIDELINE: 10K-12K
SUBMIT TO: prairierosepublications@yahoo.com





NEW ADULT (Ages 18-24)

IT COULD HAPPEN—New Adult—(Ages 18-24)

Summer love happens in the most unlikely places, to the most unlikely people. This anthology will be a collection of stories about characters that fall in love under odd circumstances. The young college girl who falls for a cruise ship entertainer; or a chauffeur, who falls for the daughter of his millionaire boss. It could be as simple as an odd coincidence, a stray glance or being caught in a summer downpour that sets the story in motion.

Common theme in all stories will be a photograph. Example: maybe your heroine is a celebrity of some kind and a photograph of her is on the front page of the paper; or maybe your hero sees a photograph on the heroine’s wall that was taken with her older brother—whom he mistakenly believes to be his “competition”. The photograph can play a major role or be mentioned in passing—it’s up to you however you want to use the photograph YOU imagine! It can play any part in this unlikely love story.

We are excited about this collection for a recently-recognized readership—new adults—ages 18-24. We’re anxious to see how your characters fall in love—and what they do about it! Please send a cover letter and blurb along with your submission. Keep in mind that these stories should be set in contemporary times.

SUBMISSIONS DEADLINE: May 1, 2014
WORD COUNT GUIDELINE: 10K-15K
SUBMIT TO: prairierosepublications@yahoo.com




FOR MORE INFORMATION, CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITES:



PRAIRIE ROSE PUBLICATIONS www.prairierosepublications.com
TORNADO ALLEY PUBLICATIONS www.tornadoalleypublications.com
PAINTED PONY BOOKS www.paintedponybooks.com
FIRE STAR PRESS www.firestarpress.com

8 comments:

  1. Thank you for swapping days with me, Cheryl. I really appreciate it. I'm glad to see that it's an invitation for submissions to this fabulous publishing company and all its imprints.

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  2. You're welcome, Sarah! I hope some of our western authors will spread their wings a little and maybe submit to some of the Tornado Alley Publications anthologies. I'm working on a couple of stories for those myself, and it's really fun! And of course, we still have a couple of slots open in two of the anthologies for PRP as well.

    Thanks for coming by--I'm a terrible texter, no way could I do comments on a blog. LOL

    Cheryl

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  3. Well, my friend, I knew you were smart, and knew your brain just sizzles with creativity, but you--and Livia--have outdone yourselves! Wow.
    Question--I'm writing a story for one of the bride anthologies, but I forgot which one--see what happens when your brain begins to rust--I want to make sure I'm following the exact guidelines. So, please tell me which I said I was writing for.
    Thanks bunches. And mucho luck!

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  4. Celia, I have you down for the HOT one...Cowboy Cravings. But if it's not steamy we can put it in one of the others. Just let me know what you want to do.

    Thanks so much for your very kind words! Livia is very hard to keep up with! LOL

    Hugs,
    Cheryl

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  5. Sounds like a great line-up. Much to look forward to this coming summer season. Doris

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  6. Yep, for sure, Doris! I'm so excited about these anthologies, and we'll be putting out even more before long with Christmas just around the corner! LOL

    Cheryl

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  7. Hi Cheryl, I have ideas for all these lines, but so little time. Sheesh. But when the time is right...get ready! Wishing you much success with Prairie Rose
    Publications. I am so honored to be part of your house, and so appreciate the respect and affection that you give us authors. xo

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  8. Tanya, we extended the date to May 1. Any chance you might get something done? Cause I know you have a lot of good ideas. I loved everything you proposed in your e-mail.

    We're so glad to have you with us, too. Love your stories, and love YOU!
    Cheryl

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