I am sure that most of you know that this November is the 8th annual National Novel Writing Month, where both established and new writers are encouraged to write a 50,000 word novel in a month (which would be 1666 words a day or about 6 and a half pages a day, which is do-able).
I asked one of my editorial interns to post on the official NaNo board (www.nanowrimo.org) that RavevenousRomance was looking for 50,000 word novels to publish (since I thought this would be a great answer to the question, "I've written the novel, now what?" or "who's going to buy a 50,000 word novel?" I am hoping we get some good stuff this way, as I love getting new writers published, and it sure is fun to have the back-story (which I would hope would be an inspiration to other writers). If you know someone who is NaNo-ing, and might have something that is right for us, or could be re-worked for us, do remind them to query us.
Buying and editing all these creative and diverse novels has been fascinating, since so many of the writers who are working with us come from other genres. I am having a blast seeing how the science fiction writers weave in the romance and teaching some of the more traditional romance writers to let their pants down, so to speak. My editorial letters would make you blush!