Tag Archives: Contemporary Romance

The Unique and Passionate History of Theater in The Austen Playbook

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A night out in the West End: the singing, the dancing, the heights of comedy, and the depths of emotional despair—and often that’s just the real-life drama unfolding in the dressing rooms! Professional theater involves a heavy workload, high stress levels, and a brutally competitive job market; it also brings its cast and crew an […]

Short Scene Critique: Reckless Cowboy and Tormented College Dropout

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Meant to be a sneak peek into a Carina editor’s brain, and critiqued by a different editor each time, we’re going to post these critiques twice a month as long as authors are willing to let us use their work and people remain interested. The idea here is to give you a quick insight into […]

In Search Of: Your Lighthearted Contemporary Romance Proposals!

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Submitting to Carina Press has always—with a few exceptions—required a full manuscript and detailed synopsis. We’ve been living lighter this year and relaxing those restrictions, and the response has been fantastic. In fact, the response has been so positive that we’re opening to proposals again–this time for lighthearted contemporary romance. Read on for details, and […]

Call for Submissions: Contemporary Royal Romance Anthology

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Calling all modern-day kings and queens, princes and princesses… Carina Press is very pleased to announce a call for royal-themed romances, to be digitally published both individually as novellas and as an anthology. Please see below for specific information on what we’re seeking, closing dates and submission guidelines. The novellas should be from 25,000 to […]

Pugs in Sweaters

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By Shannon Stacey, author of HOLIDAY WITH A TWIST Pugs are funny little creatures, aren’t they? My heroine’s sister has a pug in my holiday novella, HOLIDAY WITH A TWIST, and Atticus was supposed to be a minor secondary character. Well, if you’ve ever known a pug, you can guess how that went. I was […]

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