Calls for Submission

Six Guns and Prairie Roses

Theme: Historical Western Romance / time period of 1830-1899
Setting: Historical American West—west of the Mississippi River
Length: 35,000-70,000 words
Heat Level: Sweet, sensual, spicy, hot (no erotica, please)
Deadline: Open submission

What happens when a hired gun is forced to save a damsel in distress? Or when an ex-lawman must pick up his six guns once more to stand between a “prairie rose” and outlaws when they come calling?

At PRAIRIE ROSE PUBLICATIONS, we are opening a call out for submissions for exciting stories like these! This new line, SIX GUNS AND PRAIRIE ROSES, will feature stories of men who are “gun handy” –– for better or worse—who come to the rescue of a woman in need, or in danger.

Does she readily accept his help—or is your heroine anything but a delicate flower looking for assistance? Is she from West Texas, or is she an Eastern socialite? Or could she be an immigrant from another country, making her way west?

Along the way, these lovers will find their own brand of romance (sweet to steamy) as danger lurks at every turn! Make us wonder if this couple is going to survive to see their HEA!



 

Women of Destiny

Theme: Historical Western Romance / time period of 1830-1899
Length: 50,000-90,000 words
Heat Level: Sweet, sensual, spicy, hot (no erotica, please)
Deadline: Open submission

 

Do you have a story to tell about a very special heroine? One who defied the conventions of society to follow her dreams? Maybe your heroine aspired to become a doctor, or an attorney, or some other vocation that was most generally dominated by males. She may have been a woman who preached the gospel, or perhaps she was forced to take over the family business and keep it solvent during a time in our history when men ‘ran the show’ in these realms…and didn’t allow women to participate.

But sometimes, Fate has plans that won’t be altered, and these WOMEN OF DESTINY dream big—with Lady Luck as the wind in their sails, and grit and determination as their rudder, how can they be stopped? Add a good supporting hero in the mix, some unforeseen ups and downs (of course!) and an exciting tale of perseverance and true love is born!

These are just some of the ideas we’ve come up with for these special women and their very unusual success stories! If you have a historical heroine who is destined for an unconventional role in life—discovering love on the way—we’d like to invite you to submit to our new WOMEN OF DESTINY line at Prairie Rose Publications!

Primary setting of stories will be in the United States.
Open call for submissions immediately (8/4/18)—we look forward to seeing what wonderful creations you come up with!

 

The Rose and the Sword

Theme: Historical Medieval Romance / time period of 5th to 15th century
Setting: Europe
Length: 35,000-70,000 words
Heat Level: Sweet, sensual, spicy, hot (no erotica, please)
Deadline: Open submission

What happens when a knight is granted his own small keep, only to learn he must marry to hold it? Or when a young noble woman is faced with an ultimatum from her king—she’ll wed the man he chooses for her—even if he is a sworn enemy—or else!

At PRAIRIE ROSE PUBLICATIONS, we are opening a call out for submissions for action-filled stories like these. This new line, THE ROSE AND THE SWORD, will feature stories of mercenaries, knights, and noblemen—or other men of medieval times—who come to the rescue of a woman in danger. Though these lovers may not realize it or plan for it to happen, their circumstances will inevitably lead to a very happy-ever-after ending for both of them!

Does your heroine welcome your hero’s help, or is she determined to try to be independent—and hold things together without him? Is he a stranger to her, or someone she’s known from the past?

Somewhere along the way, the couple will find their own brand of romance (sweet to steamy) as danger lurks at every turn!
Make us wonder if this medieval couple is truly destined to enjoy their HEA!





Men in Uniform

Theme: law enforcement / military men
Length: 40,000 to 60,000 words
Heat Level: Sweet, sensual, spicy, hot (no erotica, please)
Deadline: Open submission

Do you have a contemporary love story about a super hot officer of the law or a macho military man? If so, we’d love to see it at Fire Star Press, an imprint of Prairie Rose Publications.

Stories about hot servicemen from the Navy, Army, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard are just what we’re looking for…

But wait, there’s more! What about local sheriffs and police officers, highway patrolmen, federal marshals, DEA and ATF agents—and yes, even undercover law enforcement officers—make heroes for wonderful contemporary romantic suspense tales only you can tell.

We’re looking for stories from 40,000 to 60,000 words in length. Stories with realistic action…hot heroes…beautiful, confident women...and sizzle in the air!

If you “have a situation” and the characters to see it through, we’d love to take a look at your submission for the latest addition to our Fire Star Press line: Men in Uniform.

No erotica, please.

For details about our submission process, visit the submissions page: SUBMISSIONS

 

Witty Cozies

 

 

Theme: Cozy Mysteries
Length: 40,000 to 80,000 words
Deadline: Open submission

Culinary - Cooking Themes, Pet/Animal Theme, Craft/Hobby Theme,  Paranormal Theme,  Vacation Theme, Profession Theme, etc.

For details about our submission process, visit the submissions page: SUBMISSIONS

 

 

 

Prairie Rose Publications is accepting submissions of western romance and western historical romance written by women in short story, novella, and novel lengths.

Painted Pony Books is accepting submissions of western and historical novels, short stories, and novellas for Middle Grade (ages 9-12), Young Adult (13-17), and New Adult (18-24) readers.

Tornado Alley Publications is accepting submissions of contemporary, mystery, paranormal, fantasy, and futuristic as well as pre-WWI through the 1980s short stories, novellas, and novels for Middle Grade (ages 9-12), Young Adult (13-17), and New Adult (18-24) readers.

Sundown Press is accepting submissions of traditional western short stories, novellas, and novels, as well as how-to books, cookbooks, and other non-fiction works.

Fire Star Press is accepting submissions of pre-WWI through the 1980s, contemporary, mystery, futuristic, paranormal, and fantasy short stories, novellas, and novels.

Prayers & Promises Publications is accepting submissions of inspirational short stories, novellas, and novels in all genres.

We do not accept stories or novels that are currently published.

E-mail manuscripts to editor Cheryl Pierson at prairierosepublications@yahoo.com.

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