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by on May.16, 2016, under Announcements

OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS:

Power of the Zodiac

Some believe in the zodiac: the traits of the stars that being born in that period imprints on your soul, your character; the power of the elements; the attraction of one to another solely based on your ‘sign’. But does any of that really work?

Submissions should:
All stories should have one zodiac sign as the central theme; there can be more than one story for each zodiac sign: Aries March 21 – April 19, Taurus April 20 – May 20, Gemini May 21 – June 20, Cancer June 21 – July 22, Leo July 23 – August 22, Virgo August 23 – Sep 22, Libra Sep 23 – Oct 22, Scorpio Oct 23 – Nov 21, Sagittarius Nov 22 – Dec 21, Capricorn Dec 22 – Jan 19, Aquarius Jan 20 – Feb 18, Pisces Feb 19 – March 20

Suggestion for a site with a lot of information to start http://www.horoscope-zodiac-signs.com/

Be a minimum of 10k, maximum of 50k

Any subgenre is welcome and all prohibitive guidelines are observed.

Submissions should be sent to special_submissions@mlrpress.com

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: November 15, 2016, stories will release according to the dates of that zodiac sign starting in March of 2017 with Aries

Any questions can be sent to Kris Jacen at KrisJacen@mlrpress.com

 

Dreams…Daydreams…Nightmares…or fantasies?

What is it about our dreams that intrigues us? Not the dreams of the “perfect job” or “trip of a lifetime” but those dreams that we have as our brains are drifting…whether the drifting is in a warm, cozy bed at night or sitting in a boring business meeting or cuddled in front of a fire on a snowy day…whether the dream is pleasant or erotic or downright frightening. Those dreams that are just that…dreams or is it the reality?

Submissions should:
All stories should have a dream as a central part of the story

Suggestions: a businessman drifting during a meeting daydreaming about hooking up with a coworker and the dream becomes reality; a guy wakes from a nightmare that his partner dies on a trip and when he wakes it’s actually his reality and he needs to figure out how to move on and find happiness again; a little boy who dreams about meeting his one true love, he has the dream repeatedly as he grows up and then when he is a grown man the dream turns into reality but maybe the man of his dreams isn’t everything he seems (could be sci-fi/alien, or a paranormal)

Be a minimum of 10k, maximum of 50k

Any subgenre is welcome and all prohibitive guidelines are observed.

Submissions should be sent to special_submissions@mlrpress.com

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: September 30, 2016, stories will release during the first quarter of 2017

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The Romance Reviews Readers’ Choice Awards

by on Mar.19, 2016, under Announcements

The Romance Reviews Readers’ Choice Awards:

Congratulations to our authors, Laura Baumbach, J.P. Bowie & Rob Rosen, their books have been
nominated in The Romance Reviews Readers’ Choice Awards! Nomination ends March 31st.

Laura Baumbach’s Jackson & Nick can be voted for here.

J.P. Bowie’s Murder in the Desert can be voted for here.

Rob Rosen’s Fate can be voted for here.

If you enjoyed the stories, please go and vote for them! A big thank you to all our readers!

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OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS!

by on Jan.18, 2016, under Announcements

The Value of a Moment

What is the value of a moment? Do you know in that time and place that your world is changing? Whether it’s… meeting your soul mate… the death of someone close… the birth of a child…joining the military…coming out and being thrown out…graduating college…moving across the country. The moments that make up our lives are varied and numerous but do you know the value of that moment until it’s a memory?

Submissions should:

  • All stories should have a defining moment for a character
  • Be a minimum of 10k, maximum of 40k
  • Any subgenre is welcome and all prohibitive guidelines are observed
  • Submissions should be sent to special_submissions@mlrpress.com
  • SUBMISSION DEADLINE July 10, 2016

Any questions can be sent to Kris Jacen at KrisJacen@mlrpress.com

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OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS!

by on Jan.18, 2016, under Announcements

The Dark Side

 

Is your romantic lead a good man, but his job requires him to do 
really unpleasant things and/or make harsh decisions?

We all have a dark side and some people have to use it to do their 
job. Does he isolate himself because of this? Building walls to 
protect other people /from him/, positive no one deserves to fall in 
love with a person like himself? How does a man like that even meet a 
potential partner?

And what man could fall in love with that kind of anti-hero? What kind 
of effort would it take to love a man who lives on 'The Dark Side' of 
life?


Submissions should:

All stories should have a 'dark' hero as a main character.

  Suggestions-- police sniper, a security specialist, a military
    marksman, an interrogator, an undercover agent in a criminal
    organization, a medical professional who assists with end of life
    treatment, a government assassin (doesn't have to be our
    government!), or...maybe an IRS auditor? Get imaginative!

Be a minimum of 5k, maximum of 40k

Any subgenre is welcome and all prohibitive guidelines are observed

Deadline for submissions: June 1, 2016, 

Stories will release during the month of September 2016

Submissions should be sent to special_submissions@mlrpress.com

Any questions can be sent to Kris Jacen at KrisJacen@mlrpress.com
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FLASH SALE TODAY ON ARe!

by on Dec.10, 2015, under Announcements

MLR Press is doing a Flash Sale on All Romance Ebooks TODAY!Flash sale

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OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS!

by on Oct.02, 2015, under Announcements

OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS:

Build Me…something
What is it about a man and his tools? Whether those tools are a hammer and nails, ingredients and knives, cake and icing, paint and a canvas, grease and a wrench…seeing a man confident in his skills to create something can turn on even the most reluctant person.
Submissions should:

  • All stories should have a theme of building something
  • Suggestions: a contract working on the renovations of a house he’s flipping and the real estate agent helping him; a pastry chef making cakes for weddings hoping for one day to make his own; a mechanic refurbishing a classic car on his time off
  • Be a minimum of 10k, maximum of 40k
  • Any subgenre is welcome and all prohibitive guidelines are observed
  • Submissions should be sent to special_submissions@mlrpress.com
  • SUBMISSION DEADLINE: March 15, 2016
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OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS!

by on Oct.02, 2015, under Announcements

OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS:

Leaving on…
…a jet plane? a train? a car? a ship? a camel? on foot? We all have our ULTIMATE trip of a lifetime. What could be more magical than visiting Rome? Or the city of love Paris? What if your trip is to hike Machu Picchu? See the Pyramids at Giza? The midnight sun in Alaska? The Great Barrier Reef? Everyone has a trip they want to make some time. The destinations are as endless and varied as the men that want to take them.

Submissions should:

  • All stories should have a theme of trip of a lifetime
  • Suggestions: a bookish travel agent that wishes he were the one going on the trip; a flight attendant that wants to be traveling for pleasure with the one he loves; a son that has been watching over his parents that is now free to go somewhere; a couple planning their honeymoon
  • Be a minimum of 10k, maximum of 40k
  • Any subgenre is welcome and all prohibitive guidelines are observed
  • Submissions should be sent to special_submissions@mlrpress.com
  • SUBMISSION DEADLINE: March 1, 2016
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