2013 Assent Publishing “GREAT ROMANCE” Contest

ResolutionsWhat are your 2013 resolutions? I’ve talked with hundreds of writers and their answers ranged from writing more, writing better, writing more creatively and writing with passion. But above all these noble New Year resolutions was one particular wish … to be published.

Assent Publishing’s Breathless Books Imprint wants to make six writers’ dreams come true. Announcing the 2013 Assent Publishing “GREAT ROMANCE” Contest! This is our first of a planned annual competition designed to find and publish truly great romance. Here are the rules and prizes.

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CONTEST RULES

  • “GREAT ROMANCE” Contest submissions accepted from January 15, 2013 through midnight (U.S. Eastern Time), April 30, 2013
  • All subgenres of romance accepted (EXCEPT erotica)
  • Manuscript must be complete
  • Word counts accepted – 65,000 to 100,000 word – OR a novella series of at least 2 novellas, 40,000 words each
  • You must note “2013 GREAT ROMANCE Contest” and book title in subject line of submission email to be eligible
  • One “GREAT ROMANCE” contest submission per author
  • Follow ALL Breathless Books Imprint Submission Guidelines
  • All submissions will be judged by Assent Publishing Management, Imprint Editors and Acquisitions Editors

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“GREAT ROMANCE” Grand Prize Winner will receive:

  • Assent Publishing Contract including all benefits offered through Assent Publishing – professional editing, professional cover design, print and ebook formatting, distribution, intense marketing training through the Assent Academy, and the unparalleled Assent Publishing commitment to author success
  • A GREAT ROMANCE GRAND PRIZE WINNER Promotional Announcement Blitz promoting the winner and their book ($2,000 value)
  • 50 FREE print copies of their book
  • 10 Months (twenty, 2 hour sessions) of One-on-One Author Marketing Coaching with Author Success Coach, Deborah Riley-Magnus ($1,000 value)
  • An Opportunity to Speak as the Romance Expert in their own Assent Publishing GREAT ROMANCE GRAND PRIZE WINNER blog for one full year
  • A One Year General Membership to the Romance Writers of America ($95 value)
  • A Kindle Fire

“GREAT ROMANCE” Top 5 Finalist Submissions will receive:

  • Assent Publishing Contract including all benefits offered through Assent Publishing – professional editing, professional cover design, print and ebook formatting, distribution, intense marketing training through the Assent Academy, and the unparalleled Assent Publishing commitment to author success
  • GREAT ROMANCE WINNER Promotional announcements for the author and their book ($200 value)

writerYour contest submission can be Contemporary Romance, Young Adult Romance, Historical Romance, Paranormal Romance, Futuristic Romance or Humorous Romance. (Erotic Romance submissions are not accepted and will be disqualified.)

Assent Publishing’s Breathless Books Imprint is currently accepting Romance submissions in addition to contest entries. Send your submissions and “GREAT ROMANCE” contest entries to editor@breathlessbooks.com . We can’t wait to be amazed and fall in love!

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About breathlessbook1

Deborah Riley-Magnus is an author and an Author Success Coach. She has a twenty-seven year professional background in marketing, advertising and public relations as a writer for print, television and radio. She writes fiction and non-fiction. Since 2010, she had two novels released. In 2013 her nonfiction, Finding Author Success, Second Edition and Cross Marketing Magic for Authors were released. Two more novels are scheduled for release in 2013. Deborah produces several pieces monthly for various websites and online publications. She writes an author industry blog and teaches online and live workshops as The Author Success Coach. She belongs to several writing and professional organizations. Deborah is the Dean of the Assent Academy – marketing training for Assent Publishing contracted authors – and Managing Imprint Editor for the Breathless Books romance and the Phantasm Books fantasy imprints. She’s lived on both the east and west coast of the United States and has traveled the country widely. She is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and recently returned after living in Los Angeles, California for several years.
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