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ONE SULTRY DAY...A Sweet Romance Anthology call!

Roane Publishing is seeking submissions for our upcoming sweet romance anthology, ONE SULTRY DAY!

This will be the third in four planned anthologies to release in 2018 celebrating the seasons.


Contemporary sweet romance with a summer theme. Summer is a time for sun, sand, and ocean, relaxing at a lakeside retreat, camping, or taking an RV across country. Bring us your sweet, summer-time themed romance stories. We are looking for anything from back to school friends to lovers tales, to budding romance. Anything that keeps to the summer theme is acceptable. At least ONE scene of the story needs to take place on a sultry summer day.

Submission Deadline: January 31, 2018

  • Must be a contemporary sweet romance based in some way on the prompt and include a HEA or HFN ending.
  • Stories must be at least 15k in length, but should be no more than 20k
  • Sweet romance ONLY, no erotic romance.
  • No fantasy or holiday themed stories please.
  • No reprints or sim subs.

Please email a brief query letter along with your completed, polished manuscript (double spaced, Times New Roman size 12, no TABS or spaces indenting paragraphs) to submissions@roanepublishing.com and put SUMMER_ANTHO in the SUBJECT LINE of your email.

Completed stories should be attached in TXT, RTF, DOC, or DOCX format ONLY and attached to your query email. All other attachment file types will be deleted unopened.

If you do not receive a reply by February 7th, please follow-up by email at editor@roanepublishing.com. Do not send your submissions to this address. They will be deleted unopened.

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