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Thursday, May 25, 2006

Cynthia Sterling Writers Market News

(Thanks go to WVWriters own Fay Thompson for forwarding this.)

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Beginning February 2007, Silhouette Intimate Moments is changing its name to Silhouette Romantic Suspense. The books will have new covers, a new length (60,000 - 65,000 words or 240 - 260 manuscript pages) and an even stronger emphasis on romance. For more information, see the guidelines at http://tinyurl.com/oykx9

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Swimming Kangaroo Books (http://www.swimmingkangaroo.com) is sponsoring a romance novel contest. Read the chapter posted on their website and write a second chapter. The writer of the best chapter receives four dozen cookies from Harry and David. For more information on the contest, visit http://www.swimmingkangaroo.com/contest.html.

Swimming Kangaroo is a romance e-publisher. I could not get the links on the left side of their front web page to work, but if you go to the contest page, the links work from there. Their newsletter is well worth downloading also, and you can subscribe for free. In the newsletter you'll find more information about the company. They also publish a short story in each newsletter and pay $25. For more information about novel submissions, go to http://www.swimmingkangaroo.com/submit.html

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I'm speaking in Colorado Springs this Sunday, May 28, at the Pikes Peak Romance Writer's meeting. If you're in the area I hope you will attend. The group meets in the community room of the Falcon Police Station, 7850 Goddard Street, at 2 p.m.

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I'm featured this month at my friend Robyn deHart's website (http://www.robyndehart.com) . Robyn writes wonderful historical romance -- with a touch of mystery. Be sure to check out her books. And take a look at my recipe at http://www.robyndehart.com/fun_stuff.html

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Author Brenda Novak's Second Annual On-line Auction for Diabetes Research is going on right now. Bid on reads from top editors and agents as well as books, critiques, gift packages, travel and much more at http:// ww.brendanovak.com

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