Call for Submissions: Dog-Themed Romance Short Stories

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Short Stuff Press, publisher of the popular Angel Paws series, is launching a line of romance short stories! This multi-author series will be released as standalone shorts via Kindle, with a possible ebook anthology. Print rights will remain with the authors.

What we are looking for:

Quality writing. We care about story and especially about believable characters to whom readers can relate.

At least one dog should be a main character and central to the storyline.

Large breeds preferred (German Shepherd Dog, Golden Retriever, Bernese Mountain Dog, etc.) and actively working dogs (service dog, search and rescue, police K-9, sled dog, ranch dog, etc.) also encouraged, though all dogs and types will be considered. Any animal shelter/animal rescue/adoption connection would be welcome.

As a romance series, the canine character(s) being central to bringing together or keeping together the human hero and heroine is also encouraged.

These shorts are G- to PG-rated feel-good romances. Emotional discovery over physical. Low-heat index. Think sweet, cozy, inspirational.

HEA or HFN endings.

How to submit:

Word count: 5,000 to 12,000.

Please follow standard formatting. Stories may be emailed as attachments in either RTF or Word documents. Include brief bio. Multiple submissions welcome. (Please send separately.)

Address all submissions to: adoxographybooks @ gmail . com (remove spaces)

Include the words SHORT STORY SUBMISSION in the subject line of your email.

Accepted stories will receive a reply within four weeks. Otherwise, you will not be contacted.

This is an open call with no deadline at this time.

Compensation: $50 per accepted story.

Thank you for your interest and happy writing!
 

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Does the romance have to span most of the story? As in, could the story end with the two characters getting together after being friends or would you prefer the romantic relationship to be well-established and developing throughout?
 
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Otter, can you add the pay rate to the subject line, as AW requires? Better you add it before this board's moderator notices you didn't read the rules on posting here.

Maryn, who won't tell on you, honest!
 

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Apologies for the derail, but am I the only one who saw the thread title, and immediately thought it was for actual dog romances? Like,

Rex met her brown, liquid eyes across the kennel, his tongue lolling in response. She rolled onto her back, coyly draping one paw across two of her six nipples. Yeah. This was one hot bitch.​
 

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