Tuesday, November 3, 2009


November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) in which new writers are encouraged to figure out a way to write an entire 50,000 word novel in 30 days (which is a little over 1600 words a day).

Last year more than 100,000 writers participated, and every year one or two of them get published.

We'd like to increase the odds.

Ravenous Romance novels are 50,000 - 60,000 words. We love finding new writers. So, we'd really like you to write a 50,000 word novel for RR.

Although we publish just about every category of erotic romance, our readers are anxious for more M/M/, paranormal and menage. We'd love to see more science fiction erotic romance, or what we cal Futurotica. And, of course, we always love good contemporary and historical novels.

Our guidelines are up on our website,

So, from Dec. 1 until New Year's Eve, send us your completed NaNoWriMo erotic romance, and if we think you're good enough, you might win a contract, as well as a $200 advance. Your novel will be published in 2010. Should your work be chosen, we'll interview you on the RR blog and the RR Ning, so you can share your story.

Should the submissions merit it, we'll give out first, second and third place awards, but every novel published will get the $200 advance.

We're looking forward to publishing your NaNoWriMo novel!

Send completed novels, with an outline and a author bio, to: submissions@ravenousromancecom.

Ravenous Romance is a publisher of e-books and audiobooks led by three longtime publishing professionals who see digital publishing as the new mass market. They launched www.ravenousromance.com on December 1, 2008 and have published more than 200 novels, anthologies, and short stories since. Ravenous Romance produces and sells the “Escape with Romance Collection” of trade paperback novels exclusively on HSN, and has licensed print rights to many of its other titles to traditional publishing houses.

Monday, November 2, 2009

I KISSED A BOY Call for Stories

With the success of Ravenous Romance's I KISSED A GIRL, the boys want equal billing. And we hear 'ya.

So, we're looking for smokin' hot stories of first time M/M encounters that catch the characters off-guard by their intensity.

We are looking for stories in all RR categories - contemporary, historical, paranormal, futurotica, kinky, cross genre. Be creative and blow us away.

Remember to follow RR's basic guidelines, which can be found on our website,

Submissions should be made in word doc attachments of 1200 to 5000 words, with a brief author bio. Please email to lperkinsagency@yahoo.com.

This is an RR in-house anthology, so all stories will receive a $10 advance and a pro rata share of the revenue from the title divided equally amongst the participants.

Deadline is November 30, 2009.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

RR Short Story in 2009 Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica

Karen Sutow's short story from the MEN IN SHORTS anthology, "A Secret Night in Grouse Woods," was chosen for publication in THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF BEST NEW EROTICA edited by Maxim Jakubowski. It's a paperback printed in both the US and the UK (US release date is March 2010; UK is January?). Congrats!