Nocturne ebooks--veinglory

Saturday, February 09, 2008

FORWARDED CONTENT: I haven't checked out the main site for all the details

Nocturne Bites

Silhouette Nocturne is looking to acquire paranormal editorial with strong sexual, fantasy and danger elements for its new eBook program, Nocturne Bites.

We’re looking for fast-paced novellas that hook the reader early by establishing a paranormal world and its conflicts. We are looking for stories of vampires, shape-shifters, werewolves, psychic powers, etc. set in contemporary times.

Many of the elements that make a successful Silhouette Nocturne remain true for Nocturne Bites. Stories should deliver a dark, highly sensual read that will entertain readers and take them from everyday life to an atmospheric, complex world filled with characters struggling with life and death issues. A strong alpha hero is of the utmost importance–he should be powerful, mysterious and totally attractive to the heroine.

While action-packed and mission-oriented, the scope of these stories should be more contained, with more focus turned to character development. All stories should be capable of standing alone; all loose ends need to be tied up, and the relationship between hero and heroine should resolve itself in a satisfying manner.

For published authors, this line is a great way to build their miniseries at Harlequin and Silhouette. Unpublished authors are welcome as well.

Only complete manuscripts submitted electronically will be considered from unpublished authors; no partials or queries, please. Submissions should be sent as a Word-compatible attachment. Submissions should also follow standard formatting guidelines–double-spaced and written in a clear, legible font on numbered pages. Author name and title should appear as a header or footer on each page.

E-mail address: nocturnebites at harlequin.ca

Length: 10,000 - 15,000 words
Editorial Director: Tara Gavin
Associate Senior Editor: Ann Leslie Tuttle
Assistant Editor: Sean Mackiewicz

5 comments:

Emily Veinglory 12:04 PM  

What is it BTW with Harly calling prose 'editorial'? It's weird.

Jules Jones 6:38 AM  

I'm really going to have to learn to write m/f, aren't I? If they were interested in m/m, I'd have *no* trouble writing something for those guidelines...

Teddy Pig 7:50 AM  

No Jules! NOOOOOO!

It's Harlequin!

Well, OK I would write for them but only if I can use Consuela Passion for my pen name.

Teddy Pig 7:58 AM  

Jules you can be my sister Tippy.

Jules Jones 9:07 AM  

But Teddy, I've written a nice traditional Mills & Boon category romance. With that classic M&B plot, the tycoon/secretary, no less. It did so well I'm working on the sequel right now. That one was small press published, but I should really think about going after a market that pays advances. And this call is more in my usual line, since I'm mostly paranormal and futuristic rather than contemporary.

[innocent look]

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