Thursday, February 17, 2011

Heroes and Heartbreakers

On 14th February, Macmillan Publishing set up their new romance community site,

Heroes and Heartbreakers (H&H) brings together original stories, pre-release excerpts, blog posts, giveaways and more in a publisher-neutral environment - which means romance content from all publishers, imprints and authors will be featured on the site.

There are two opportunities to reach a new audience that authors might find particularly interesting: the original short story program and the blogger team. H&H is acquiring original short stories, and welcomes submissions from all romance subgenres. If you're interested in submitting a story, you can contact Liz Edelstein, Senior Manager and editor of at
The site is also looking for bloggers to contribute romance-themed material to the site. Both are paying opportunities.

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The submission guidlines are available here. They are looking for romance stories of all genres between 6,000 and 15,000 words in length, and their pay is generous.

Monday, February 7, 2011

And Our New Superhero ... Henry Cavill

Did you hear the gossip? Henry Cavill who we've loved for a couple of seasons of The Tudors is set to become the latest Superman!

Yes the latest hero worship page is up for your reading - or would that simply be viewing - pleasure. He's long overdue on our hero page and has been requested a number of times so please take your fill by clicking here.

Suggestions for who else you'd like to see exposed are always welcome!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Publishing money flows in one direction only

Sarah Duncan's latest post might seem incredibly obvious to writers who've been knocking around for a while, but if you're still a newbie, you really need to read this: 

Self publishing is a different story. This is where you knowingly spend your own money to publish your own work. And when you self publish, you the author, should be the one receiving the earnings, not some middle man.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Interview with Shaida Kazie Ali

We've just uploaded Romy's interview with Shaida Kazie Ali, author of "Not a Fairytale". It's her debut novel which is set in Cape Town!

Shaida tells the tale of two Muslim Indian sisters while making use of modern day versions of fairytales along the lines of Cinderella and The Little Mermaid. She even includes a few recipes!

To read the full interview click here.