Saturday, 27 March 2010

New Love Stories, USA

I was delighted to receive a copy of the May/June New Love Stories Magazine from the US today, which contains one of my short stories. This is the first one I've had published in this magazine, but I hope it won't be the last. I had taken a reduced price subscription to the magazine last year so I could read the kind of stories they publish. It was well worth it, as it encouraged me to rewrite one of my longer stories I thought might suit the magazine - I updated it, made it slightly longer and added a bit more spice.

This is another of the magazines highlighted by Writers' Forum in the past, when Sue Moorcroft interviewed the publisher, Ron Victor. NLS is a very good little publication which is filled with short stories and next to no advertising. This issue has 9 stories and they prefer those between 3000 and 5000 words. They must be stories of male/female love and romance but can be any setting or period, and they do like some stories with a little sexual content (not overly graphic)!

They won't accept previously published stories and you must include a short synopsis. Put all contact details on the first page. Email your story to: Include the story title within the subject line of the email. On acceptance, you will be asked to sign and return a contract (which they email to you) stating the story has never been published. They send a copy of the magazine on publication.

If you write love and romance stories, then I would definitely recommend trying New Love Stories. The publisher is still Ron Victor and the editor is now Suzanne Robyn. Check out their website for full details.

Good luck,


Suzanne Jones said...

Congratulations on the publication of your story. And thank you for the info.


Rosemary Gemmell said...

Thanks, Suzanne. And you're very welcome!