The First Annual Lyrical Press How Lyrical is Your Romance? Contest is now open for entries. This contest is open to both published and unpublished authors. Entries must be complete works, ranging in word count between 15,000-100,000 words, any heat level, and fit into one of the following subgenre categories:
Paranormal or urban fantasy romance
1st Place: $200 advance and digital publishing contract (advance payable as $100 upon finalized contract and $100 upon publication).
2nd Place: $100 advance and digital publishing contract (advance payable as $50 upon finalized contract and $50 upon publication).
3rd Place: Top-scoring contestant in each genre category will receive an acquiring editor's critique of synopsis and first 50 pages of manuscript.
Go HERE for the guidelines.
Lyrical Press, Inc. is now actively seeking submissions of engaging upper Young Adult and New Adult romances.
Accepted YA and NA romance sub-genres: Contemporary, Fantasy, Historical, Paranormal, Steampunk. Urban Fantasy
Sensuality Level: No graphic sex. Sensuality must be appropriate for a 15+ audience.
Length requirements: 20, 000 - 100,000 words
Key characteristics: Main characters must be aged 17 - 25 strong emotional connection between a drool-worthy hero and relatable heroine: vivid world-building, with a setting and characters that leap off the page and stay with the reader long past The End.