Submit a Story

If you like what you read and want to add your own, that would be fantastic!  Read through the guidelines; if this looks like a good fit for you, fill out the form at the bottom and I’ll email you back.

What am I looking for?

I write cheesy romance with a side order of humor.  I like stories that upend tropes, banish stereotypes, and rock our preconceived notions about love.  If that’s your thing too, hop on board.

What are the guidelines?

Keep it fictional.  This is a story blog.  I post made-up stuff here.

Keep it genuine. Don’t write what you think people want to hear, write what’s in your heart.

Keep it fresh. I don’t do stories that repackage old tropes.  Want to write a Cinderella story?  Excellent–but do something original with it that doesn’t rehash the theme of women in need of rescue.

Keep it short. Try to stick to under 2000 words.  If you’ve got something longer, let’s chat about making it a series.

Keep it yours. Something new (not published on your own blog) and something you own (not someone else’s words).

What should you include?

Your bio. This should be 1-2 sentences about yourself.  It doesn’t need to include personal information if you’d like to remain anonymous.  You may include a thumbnail photo or avatar if you like.

A picture. This should be something that represents your story.  You can email it to me or provide a link.  If you email it, I will upload it onto my own picture-hosting site, so you probably won’t want to use anything personal.  Please be sure to include photo credit if you don’t own it.  I only accept pictures that are in the public domain due to copyright issues.  If you really don’t have anything you want to use, let me know and I’ll choose an image.

Anything else you want me to know.  Within reason, I’m open to your suggestions.  If you’d like the post to go up on a particular day or time, let me know.  I can honor most requests.

How do we make it happen?

If you’ve read all that and still want to write a story, then let’s do this!  Use the contact form to let me know what you have in mind.  Once your post is up, I’ll email you to let you know so you can post it to everyone in your network.

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