The page has moved to:
this page

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Cindi Myers Market News's Blog (REPOST)

Cindi Myers Market News's Blog

Blaze contest, Forever Yours and more…

Posted: 06 Mar 2013 03:26 AM PST

"You don't find time to write. You make time. It's my job."

- Nora Roberts


Harlequin Blaze is sponsoring a contest for those who want to write for the line. Submit your first chapter and a brief synopsis (no more than 10 pages) to the contest by June 1, 2013. The contest is free to enter and you could win a Harlequin editor for a month to mentor you, or a one-time consultation with an editor. One entry per person. Find all the details here.


Grand Central Publishing has plans to expand its Forever romance imprint, from 64 titles last year to 120 titles this year and 190 titles in 2014. They'll also be releasing more titles in their ebook only imprint, Forever Yours. While Grand Central normally takes only agented submissions, the editors are open to unagented submissions for Forever Yours. They're looking for manuscripts between 8,000 and 100,000 words in all romance sub-genres, including contemporary, historical, paranormal, romantic comedy, time travel, romantic suspense, westerns, urban fantasy, futuristic romance, fantasy romance, inspirational and erotica. Your submission package should contain a query letter, a 3-5 page synopsis and your complete manuscript. Find all the details here.


Hagerstown Community College in Hagerstown, Maryland is sponsoring the Nora Roberts Writing Institute August 2 and 3, 2013. The two-day retreat is designed to help beginning and aspiring writers learn the fundamentals of writing from professionals. There's also a Young Writers Institute for students in grandes 10-12. Find out more here.


Longtime editor of Mira Books, Valerie Gray is retiring at the end of March. In the wake of her leaving, Tara Parsons will assume the role of executive editor, Harlequin MIRA. Susan Swinwood will take over as executive editor, Harlequin HQN and LUNA, and Margo Lipschultz will be senior editor, Harlequin HQN and LUNA.

Peter Senftleben has been promoted to Associate Editor at Kensington Books.

Kaela Myers, Anna Pitoniak and Sam Nicholson are now Associate Editors at Random House.


As always, feel free to share the information in this blog with others — repost, reprint and pass it on. Please credit me as the source, and include a link to the blog. Thank you.  Cindi