Call for Submissions: Contemporary Royal Romance Novellas | Due July 30 - (Expired)

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Carina Press is looking for scandalous stories of modern-day royals in real or imagined nations or principalities. (The characters must, however, be fictional.) The genre should be romance and any pairing is acceptable, including multiples.

Novellas should be 25,000 to 40,000 words. Publication is in digital format as ebooks, and payment is in royalties. Deadline is July 30.

From the call:

We’re looking to bring readers inside the contemporary royal court—wherever that may be—with tales of unconventional princesses, groveling hangers-on, bitchy queen mums, and princes behaving very badly. Whisk us away from the commoners and into a world where the crown jewels are super-sized, the palaces are sumptuous, and being so front-and-center in the public eye makes true love…tricky.

Think TV’s The Royals, not The Crown. We’re after storylines so juicy and salacious they’d make tabloid editors blush.

Novellas should be contemporary in setting and royals or royalty must be key to the story, conflict or character development. However, your modern-day royalty can be based in fictitious principalities and be royal figures with made-up titles. Want to write a beautiful countess and a down-and-dirty duke from the land of Cliffbrook (we just made up that name on the spot)? Bring. It. On.

**Please note, the use of actual people as main characters is prohibited.

Stories should stand alone, though they can be part of existing series or the start of a new series or trilogy, they should contain a satisfying romance as part of the central plot and storyline, and should conclude with an HEA or HFN. Heat level can be from low to the erotic, as long as the focus is on the romance.

Find complete details at Call for Submissions: Contemporary Royal Romance Anthology – Carina Press Blog


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