Since this is a holiday weekend in the UK, to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, I thought I'd mention a variety of writing and reading opportunities for anyone with spare time over the next couple of days!
I found a good article about writing for Mills & Boon on the Love Money site, which not only highlights the difference between some of their lines but also looks at payment possibilities (in a general way). They've provided the links to the Harlequin website where you'll find exact guidelines for each line, including the new Heartwarming series.
A new crime fiction competition is running just now from Stylist, and they're looking for a novel with a female protagonist. For the competition, you only have to submit the first 6000 words along with an outline (not revealing the ending!), and a 250-word biography of the central character. The closing date is 12th July 2012 and you can find full details here.
And now for a great read. One of Lesley Cookman's cosy crime books featuring retired actress turned sleuth Libby Sarjeant, Murder by Magic, is free on kindle for the next four days.
Enjoy Jubilee Day tomorrow!