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Romantic Shorts Is Open For Submissions

At long last, and with overwhelming gratitude, Romantic Shorts announces its long-awaited Call For Submissions.

Updating and repair of both the main website and the HQ is underway, emails are being sorted through, and every attempt is being made to respond to queries and submissions, regardless of how long ago they came in. Be sure to sign up for email updates, if you haven’t already, to hear all the latest news.

In the meantime, go ahead and jump the queue!

Romantic Shorts Authors:
Please reach out via the HQ Contact Page. Your Author’s Page will need updating, and we have much catching up to do!

Prospective Authors:
Check out the Submission Guidelines, make sure you’re on track, and submit your story. No idea at this point what turn-around times will be, but count on at least a month for a reply. And if you have any questions that aren’t answered on the FAQ’s page, feel free to ask via the HQ Contact Page.

Advertisers and Sponsors:
Contact Romantic Shorts through the HQ Contact Page, with a subject line “RE: ADS” so they get flagged separately.

Welcome back everyone! Plans are underway for building and growing a publication that will lead the industry in its niche. With new direction, expanded lines, and a fresh marketing strategy, the sky’s the limit!

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Success and a Happy Dance!

And so I’ve done it! At the risk of having someone point out some sneaky glitch that may have craftily escaped my careful and meticulous attention – which would be most helpful, by the way – Romantic Shorts is once again up and running at full speed. Updated, linked, and cobwebs removed, it’s all set to begin again.

The relief is beyond satisfying. The sense of accomplishment is quite gratifying. And my overall impression of the quality of the site is much higher that I remember it being previously. Reading page after page, story after story, with the fresh eyes of a long break and a stronger soul, I’m feeling very proud of all of us! We’re really building something quite remarkable. Yay us!!

Now, finally, it’s time to brew the coffee, pull out the favourite blanket, and spend the rest of the winter reading through manuscripts. I’ll be starting from the bottom of the pile. Some are woefully neglected, and I’m fighting some serious remorse and guilt over that. Their authors deserve recognition of both their talents and their patience; I’ll be trying to set that straight with them as I go. With the great luck I’ve come to expect, their stories will all be of the best quality, and I’ll at least be able to hide my shortcomings behind some good news!

First, just a couple more cartwheels. Then off to work!!

Alex.

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Great Customer Service

Through my efforts to get Romantic Shorts back on track, I looked into installing a new theme for the site, and tried one I found at themeisle.com

After all was said and done, I decided to stick with WordPress’s Twenty Eleven for now, but not before having a few interesting conversations with the customer service reps at Theme Isle.themeisle

Just wanted to pass along my thanks for their help, and shout out kudos on the excellent customer service I received from everyone I dealt with. Working online, and with companies you often have to take at their word, you never really know what you’re getting. Ionut, Alexandra, and Madalin were each and all of great assistance and were a pleasure to work with.

Down the road, as I opt to renovate – and you know how I love to change things up regularly – I’ll definitely be going back to Theme Isle first.

Thanks Isle Pirates!

Alex.

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