Do you have America’s Next Best Celler? 

Dorchester Publishing has teamed up with TextNovel.com, a company that specializes in delivering free serialized fiction to cell phone and email, in a new contest for unpublished romance writers.  The winner will receive a publishing contract with Dorchester.

We’re looking for any kind of romance subgenre: historical, paranormal, futuristic (or sci-fi romance or whatever you want to call it), urban fantasy, humorous contemporaries or time-travel.  Finished manuscripts should be roughly 50,000-75,000 words.  Please note, this is shorter than our regular submission guidelines, but we felt that the nature of the medium allowed for a more concise format.

Entrants will be asked to post short “chapters” from today until Nov. 1.  Posts can be made as often as you’d like, as long as there’s at least 6000 words posted by Nov. 1.  The top 20 finalists will be determined by number of subscriptions and reader feedback.  And then Dorchester editors will narrow the field to the top 10 to keep posting.

Further contest details can be found here.

And the official contest press release here.

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