Kensington Publishing Corp. is sponsoring a writing contest and accepting submissions for its Lyrical Press imprint. If you have an unpublished romance, suspense/thriller, young adult, or new adult manuscript, get ready to submit. In the spirit of full disclosure, I should say that Kensington’s Lyrical Press is the publisher of my debut romance book, “In His Corner,” which will be released on April 14.
Romance Writing Contest
Kensington has teamed up with Wattpad to sponsor the Write Affair Contest for romance writers. All romance subgenres are eligible, including historical, paranormal, young adult, and new adult. You have until Feb. 27 to submit your manuscript via Wattpad. The prize: a publishing contract with Kensington Publishing.
Wattpad members will vote for their favorite stories from March 2-20; Kensington judges will decide from March 21-April 12. The winner will be announced on April 13.
Lyrical Press Submission Call
Lyrical Press is looking for romance novels and novellas, as well as suspense and thrillers, cozy mysteries, women’s fiction, young adult, and new adult manuscripts. You may submit via Submittable or directly to an editor.
My editor, Corinne DeMaagd, welcomes submissions until March 26. She is looking for manuscripts in these categories, among others: romantic suspense, straight suspense, historical romance, new adult romance, and young adult (romance and non-romance).