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The New Contender in Online Romance Publishing

Romantic Shorts is about to explode. After months of excitement and anticipation, and despite my own recent personal tragedy, it is with an unexpectedly overwhelming energy that I announce the next stage in our venture!

We have momentum. (Loud, extended screams of celebration and one heck of a happy dance!!!!)

A fine looking chart!!

A fine looking chart!!

With growth to over 3,000 views per month, translating into hundreds of readers stopping by to check out our romantic short stories, it’s time to hit the overdrive button. And so, Romantic Shorts is proud to announce that we are now offering our writers a little more than a promotions page, readers, and a leg up.

Our submission guidelines have been updated to reflect these changes and we welcome all writers of romance to consider submitting a romantic short story for online publication at Romantic Shorts. This year brings with it new focus on marketing, advertising, and recruitment. With the drive we’ve created, and clear direction – still and always aimed at the promotion of writers, enjoyment of readers, and commitment to advertisers – the future of Romantic Shorts is brilliant!!

Check out our new guidelines. Consider writing for us. We’re currently shooting for 50 stories per year, with the expectation of being able to offer 200 per year by 2015. There’s room for all of the best quality works – so feel free to share the news with fellow writers!!

Our renewed determination is only limited by the boundaries of our imagination. Let’s see what this baby can really do!!

Alexandra Brown,Founder and Chief Operations Manager.

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Isn’t Romantic Shorts Just Romantic Guest Blogging?

The short answer is, yes.

The long answer is slightly more detailed, but doesn’t really change the short of it.

Romantic Shorts is looking for 4,500-6,000 word romantic short stories (blog post) to publish (post) on our website (blog). In return, the author receives a feature page (guest bio) and links back to all of his or her own works, websites, blogs, etc. Over time, the mutual help network that we create and build together becomes a sort of GO-TO place to learn about writers, their work, and their news, in addition to, before, or because of some relationship the reader already shares with the writer. In other words, Romantic Shorts is a place where writers can be introduced, read, seen, and loved. Readers who enjoy your stories here at Romantic Shorts, will seek out your own websites, other articles you’ll publish, and books you may have for sale.

I bring this up today, because I found this clip this morning that really explains, in four short minutes, how you can use a site like Romantic Shorts to help build a following for your writing. And in the end, that is the goal of every writer: readers!

And in the end, what you do with that following, is up to you…

Check out the video clip. It’s quite interesting.

Alex.

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Update for Our Writers

Just a quick note to touch base with all authors who have manuscripts submitted with us:

We’re getting there!

Things are happening fast here on our side. We are putting into place an advertising model and contracts that will see the smooth launching of our publication this summer. It’s quite exciting!

The bottom line right now is that we won’t contact our writers about their stories until we have our laundry ironed: the contracts, legalities, and presentation platform all ready. I want to focus first and foremost on our advertising program right now – it will be great to open with some financial potential.

And more than anything, to be able to offer our authors royalties on their stories is one of our top priorities!

Competition winners will be announced June 30th.

We will begin to offer contracts in July and expect to be avidly reaching out to Readers in August.

In the meantime, we are still accepting unsolicited manuscripts from all writers. Click here for submission details.

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