In reconnecting with so many people these last few weeks as I get set to re-launch Romantic Shorts, the one question I’m running into almost as much as ‘Will you consider my story?’ is, ‘What happened to you?’
For now, let’s just say that that is a very long story. But in a nutshell, it’s been quite a trek. There was a lot of grief – still is, actually – but I’m stronger now. Mostly. I wrote a book. I’ve started reaching out to help other women who have had the rug pulled out from under them mid-life. And now I’m back to finish what I started.
Except that by finish, I mean finish starting.
Romantic Shorts has been my baby for a long time. I have great plans for it. And there is no way I’m letting this one get away.
If you’d like to read a little more, please visit my site at AlexStacey.com or check out my novel, A Road To Joy.
As if a re-launch and new Open Call for Submissions isn’t exciting enough around here, it’s got to be the opening of diversity in our stories that really sparks the fire!
Previously, Romantic Shorts, being a fledgling of a publication, tried to play it safe and focus on mainstream hero/heroine plotlines, with the hopes of expanding into a more diversified library down the road.
Welcome to Down The Road!
Bring it on! Give us your romantic short stories. Let’s learn about love inside and outside of the mainstream. Let’s gift that emotional rush of a budding romance to everyone. We want to feature stories for the lgbtqia2s+ community. For our YA’s. Our elders. Our differently-abled. Our underestimated. Let’s celebrate our different cultures. Let’s fall in love around the world. And let’s mix it up!!
Love is Universal. It doesn’t just happen to a Prince and Princess. (In fact, that’s probably pretty rare, actually…) Love happens to all of us. I hope!! So let’s write for everyone.
Let’s share the love!!
At long last, and with overwhelming gratitude, Romantic Shorts announces its long-awaited Call For Submissions.
Updating and repair of both the main website and the HQ is underway, emails are being sorted through, and every attempt is being made to respond to queries and submissions, regardless of how long ago they came in. Be sure to sign up for email updates, if you haven’t already, to hear all the latest news.
In the meantime, go ahead and jump the queue!
Romantic Shorts Authors:
Please reach out via the HQ Contact Page. Your Author’s Page will need updating, and we have much catching up to do!
Check out the Submission Guidelines, make sure you’re on track, and submit your story. No idea at this point what turn-around times will be, but count on at least a month for a reply. And if you have any questions that aren’t answered on the FAQ’s page, feel free to ask via the HQ Contact Page.
Advertisers and Sponsors:
Contact Romantic Shorts through the HQ Contact Page, with a subject line “RE: ADS” so they get flagged separately.
Welcome back everyone! Plans are underway for building and growing a publication that will lead the industry in its niche. With new direction, expanded lines, and a fresh marketing strategy, the sky’s the limit!