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: submit@newlovestories.com. 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,
Rosemary

2 comments:

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!