I've been intrigued by this 'Heroes and Heartbreakers' site for some time now. Although I've not yet submitted anything to it, I have one or two stories that might fit if I can lengthen them slightly. It might be a good option for anyone writing romance, since the women's magazine market has decreased. It apears to be run by Macmillan and is partly an interactive website about all things romantic.
The submissions page asks for stories between 6,000 and 15,000 words - they should be original romance stories in any genre, from contemporary, to historical, to paranormal. They state that they pay '$1000 against a 25% royalty' (which is to do with the downloading of stories). To be honest, I don't exactly understand what that means as far as actual payment is concerned, but I might give it a try with one story to see how it goes (if they accept it!).
It does emphasise that the submitted stories will be edited by an in-house editor and romance freelance editors, which is reassuring. There also seems to be the possibility of blogging for them, or submitting excerpts from new novels. I guess the whole purpose of the site is to read what is already on it before deciding if our own work might fit.
Please let me know if anyone has had a story accepted for this site and what you thought of the experience.
Meanwhile, if you haven't already seen it do check out the bumper post on Womag blog for some great opportunities.
On Thursday, I'll be interviewing the very interesting fantasy romance/futuristic/sci-fi author, Hywela Lyn - not to be missed!