NANOWRIMO: Write a Cosmo Red-Hot Read!

It’s the night before NanoWrimo and all the writers are dreaming of glory. Or writing 50,000 words in one month that they can then edit and polish and submit. And hope that someone is buying more zombies, or steampunk or whatever your fertile imagination is about to unleash on the world.

If by any chance, you are still wondering what to write, might I suggest a Cosmo Red-Hot Read from Harlequin. Read the guidelines and do read our published books, but to give you a quck summary,  these are contemorary female-driven romances featuring the fun, fearless Cosmo heroine. At 30,000 words you could write 2 in one month.

I have a fantastic line up of authors for the Cosmo Red-Hot Reads but I have few submissions from unpublished writers. I WANT to acquire new voices. All you have to do is write and submit.

Here are a few things I am looking for:

  • ethnic characters
  • humor
  • sparkling dialogue
  • European settings like London, Paris, Rome
  • pushing the erotic boundaries (this is Cosmo!)
  • nontraditional happy endings (ie she dumps the guy at the end of the story because he is no good and invites his best friend, who has always been there for her, out on a date)

Read Cake, Fearless, Everything You Need to Know, Naked Sushi, Ripped or Definitely Naughty. Read Cosmo. Think sexy, fun, fearless. Turn on your imagination and write!

Our submission information  is available on the guidelines. If you include NANOWRIMO in your subject header and send me a manuscript before March 1, 2014 I will personally look at it and offer you a few lines of feedback! That’s a month to write and  a couple more for revisions. It’s a great opportunity.

Let me know if you have any questions.




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