Thank-you for your interest in Romantic Shorts.
At this time, we are looking for new – preferably unpublished – and enthusiastic writers to work with us from the ground up. We are based out of Hamilton, Canada, and, with the access provided by our online format, are hoping to welcome submissions in English from around the world.
Our website is growing up, but we are still developing the entire idea as we go. We have a vision of the concept and are constantly tweaking details to stay on track. We ‘went live’ with our first round of published stories in mid 2011, and we are building a library of original, quality works, eventually making available a wide variety and unique plot lines to our subscribers.
The stories themselves are short stories – 4,500-6,000 words – that can be read in about a half hour. They have engaging characters, entertaining plots, and romance of varying zest. To begin with, we are maintaining a fairly ‘mainstream’ focus as to genre, but intend to expand and diversify as we go.
We are now in the process of finding talented, energetic writers who are interested in joining our House; our goal is to find 30-60 new but exceptional authors who would be prepared to provide 1-2 stories per month. Ambitious or otherwise, it’s direction.
The good news is that we now have a working website, subscribers, and supporters, and we are able to pay our writers a nominal $50CDN for their stories. In addition, we offer an Author’s Bio Page that can be updated with our writers’ works, links, and sales for as long as they have an active story in our archives.
Contracts, negotiations, rights, and terms are all simplified and straightforward, and are found through the submission links on this site. By submitting your manuscript, you agree to our terms. They’re fair, and more of an agreement than a contract. In the end, we’re asking you to lend us one of your short stories, not your life’s masterpiece. Feel free to contact us, or any of our Authors should you have any questions.
If you are still interested, we would be quite happy to see some samples of your work, as well as any story ideas you may want to pitch. Please be aware that we offer and expect the highest level of professionalism and confidentiality. You and your work will be treated with the same respect and trust that we hope to receive for the Romantic Shorts concept. That said, this will never fly if it doesn’t allow for a sense of humour, open minds, and a lot of patience.
Looking forward to hearing from you,
Chief Operations Manager