Saturday, January 23, 2016

True love triumphs in a page and a half

Woman’s World: $800 for Very Short Romance Stories

Woman’s World magazine accepts submissions of 800 word romance stories for their magazine.

Submissions must be mailed with a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope.

Manuscripts should be double-spaced in legible size type.

Send them to:

Woman’s World, 270 Sylvan Ave., Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632. Indicate Romance on the envelope.

According to their guidelines:

“We buy contemporary romances of 800 words. Stories must revolve around a compelling, true-to-life relationship dilemma; may feature either a female or male protagonist; and may be written in either the first or third person. Characters may be married, single, divorced or widowed; should be down-to-earth (no yuppies or jet-setters); and their dilemma should be poignantly or humorously conveyed. Please think carefully about a story’s setting, mood and plot, and tell the story with interesting action and dialogue. (Every sentence, paragraph, and scene of the story should deliver more information about your characters and their situation and/or briskly advance the storyline).

We are not interested in stories involving life-or-death matters, nor are we interested in fluffy, flyaway-style romance. When we say romance, what we really mean is relationship–whether it’s just beginning or is about to celebrate its 50th anniversary. The emphasis in our stories is on real life-which is why we do not buy science fiction, fantasy or historical romance.”

Their official guidelines are not available on their website. Submissions should be sent to the address above.

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