CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree

May 13, 2012 by

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: ROCKIN’ AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE

Entangled is putting together a special collection that puts the rock in Jingle Bell Rock: holiday Flirts and Ever Afters centered around some of our favorite songs. Strap on your earphones and fire up your iPods, because we’d like to see your Christmas, New Year’s, or generally holiday-inspired stories–as long as they’ve got that swing.

The Ever After collection, Ring My Bell, is based on Anita Ward’s “Ring My Bell” and should incorporate the lyrics into both the story’s theme and title. The story should:

  • Be 20,000 to 40,000 words in length.
  • Contain strong romantic elements.
  • Be centered around the Christmas/New Year’s holiday season.
  • Use a lyric from Anita Ward’s “Ring My Bell” in the title, and base the story’s theme of that lyric. For example, one lyric is “You can ring my bell, any time, anywhere.” The story could be called Anytime, Anywhere, a romance about two lovers who are there for each other always, whether emotionally or when they’re–ahem–getting their bells rung any place they please. “The night is young” could play with the New Year’s theme and the long night before the ball drops, and a romance born between one year and the next. It’s up to you how you want to spin it, as long as it follows the theme.

The Flirt collection, Santa Baby, is based on Joan Javits’ “Santa Baby” and should incorporate the lyrics into both the story’s theme and title. The story should:

  • Be 10,000 to 15,000 words in length.
  • Contain strong romantic elements.
  • Be centered around the Christmas/New Year’s holiday season.
  • Use a lyric from Joan Javits’ “Santa Baby” in the title, and base the story’s theme of that lyric. All the Fellas I Haven’t Kissed could be a story about a girl waiting for Mr. Right under the mistletoe; One Little Thing could be a marriage story that ends in a ring. Any way you want to interpret the lyrics; just have fun.

All heat levels will be accepted, but erotic elements must not be the main focus of the story. We accept any genre that Entangled currently publishes.

Previously published material will not be considered, nor will manuscripts that have already been rejected by Entangled.

Manuscripts that have been chosen for the collection will be released as ebooks in December 2012.

To submit a manuscript for consideration, please send the full manuscript (RTF format), a 1-2 page synopsis, and a one-page query letter briefly describing the premise, heat level, and word count to everafter-submissions(at)entangledpublishing(dot)com. Query letters should be addressed to Adrien-Luc Sanders. Please include either “Ring My Bell” or “Santa Baby” and your title in the subject line.

Submissions are open until July 10th, 2012 and final decisions will be made by July 31st, 2012. Standard Entangled Publishing royalty rates apply.

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