Accepting submissions of short geek romance now until December 15, 2015, is our newest anthology COVALENT BONDS to be edited by RMR Assistant Editor Trysh Thompson. Here's all the details (you can find them on our submit page as well):
Geeks in love.
Think about your typical romance story and the characters in them. Now throw those character molds out the window.
Give me real people. Not just any people, geeky people. When we think geek, we immediately conjure up someone who is intelligent. This person could possess a general intelligence, or an expertise about a particular topic. Often, they are, for lack of a better word, awkward. Yet irresistibly adorable in their awkwardness. (Oh, wait, is that just me?)
Hit me with your best geeky shot—sci-fi geeks, physics geeks, tech geeks, gamer geeks, band geeks, and everything in between—and tell the tale of their romance. Is your protagonist obsessed with Batman and he falls for someone dressed as Cat-Woman at ComicCon? Or is it the quiet computer programmer who slips secret love messages to her co-worker into her code? Your possibilities are virtually endless.
Keep your story under 16,000 words, and it must be a sweet-to-sexy romance that prominently features a geek (or more than one, because, why not?), culminating in an HEA or HFN. The preference is for a contemporary setting, and it must be written to an adult audience.
Finally, and perhaps most importantly, double-check your facts, because geeks know! Your story is a work of fiction, but any references to computers, science, math—in other words, reality—must be true and verifiable.
It’s time for the geeks to get their noses out of the books and, instead, be the book.
- Anthology Editor: Trysh Thompson
- Length: Under 16,000 words
- At least one character in the romantic relationship must identify as a geek, more geeks are okay
- Sweet to sexy romance with a HEA or HFN ending
- Reprints accepted but not preferred
- Contemporary setting, but may include speculative (e.g. paranormal,science fiction) elements
Pro-rata share of 40% net profit on anthology sales distributed among the contributing authors based on story word-count paid semi-annually. Plus a trade paperback copy of the anthology. No advance.
Send the complete story as an attachment to thompson[at]worldweaverpress.com using the subject line “Covalent Bonds / Name of your story.”
March 15 - December 15, 2015.