Reading submissions is my favorite part of my job--every one of them has the potential to be something truly extraordinary.
I also love judging contests, because who doesn't love being asked to judge and evaluate?
The interesting difference between the two activities is that in a contest, the entries are judged against each other, while with submissions, it's purely about the marketplace. The best of all possible worlds is to find a contest entry that I think is going to work in the marketplace--and that does happen.
Here's what I'm acquiring now!
Single-title romance (including trilogies and single-title series)
90,000 words, please
Any subgenre (historical, contemporary, paranormal, erotic romance, romantic suspense)
I'm really excited about this contest, and I can't wait to read your pitches!
To enter your pitch of fifty words or less simply post it to the blog as a comment.The winner will be invited to send Deb a full manuscript and two runners-up will be invited to submit synopses.
Honorable mentions will win a one-chapter critique by a Casablanca author.
Winners will be announced in the February 14 Casablanca Authors blog. For full details and the complete contest rules see the January 24 blog.
Let the pitching begin! Good luck, everyone!