As Maeve Greyson counts down the months to the April, 2012 publication of her new Brava paranormal romance, Eternity’s Mark, all you aspiring writers can look forward to your own chance to join the Kensington family as a published author. Our new Brava writing contest is up and running!
This year, we’re looking for original romance novellas of 15,000 – 20,000 words rather than full-length books. Submissions in any sub- genre will be accepted, providing they’ve never been published in print or ebook form and have a sensuality level suitable for our Brava imprint. (You know just how hot that is, because you’re our most loyal readers.) So that means historical romance, contemporary, paranormal or romantic suspense. We need your submission by midnight of August 15, 2011 – plenty of time for you to write the winning novella or polish up one you’ve already begun.
Once again, Brava authors and editors will narrow down the entries to our top eight contestants, and each of the writers selected will be given a Brava mentor to help her navigate the four challenges ahead. Romantic Times readers will be voting each month to narrow the field, and the winner will be announced at the awards ceremony of the RT convention in April, 2012. Here’s your chance to work with professional writers, publicize your story and win a contract with a New York publisher.
We’ll be posting more details on BravaAuthors.com as well as RT Book Reviews in the weeks to come. Discovering fresh new voices is the best part of the job for Megan and me, so we’re excited to see what you come up with!