Finding Love Through Diversity

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!!


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Romantic Shorts Is Open For Submissions

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!

Prospective Authors:
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!

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An Update for Alex

As many of you are aware, Alex suffered the sudden and unexpected loss of her husband a few short years ago. An incredibly strong and resilient woman, she has spent the time since working tirelessly to help her family and friends with their grief and recovery. Although she made several attempts to rebound personally and professionally, she has been sidetracked repeatedly by the needs of those she loves and cares for.

Now, while it seems that we have all been set straight, healed, and strengthened, she has decided to finally take the time she needs to focus on herself and her own well-being, and finally begin her own healing in earnest. We have no doubt that she will return more determined and energized, but for now, it is we who owe her our support and love as she has helped us.

Thank you for your concern and understanding.

The Brown Family.


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