Red Sage/Secrets first writing contest!!!

Announcing Our First Writing Contest!

A Hard Man Is Good to Find…
And Finding a Great Writer Is Even Better

Red Sage has a reputation for finding the next big stars in romance
writing. Our author roster reads like a bestseller list. We’re also
known for being a tough market to crack, but now we’re giving writers
an opportunity to see their names added to the list of Red Sage stars!

To celebrate the growth of the Secrets line of anthologies and the
launch of Red Sage Presents, our e-books line, we’re holding a writing
contest. This is a great opportunity for two lucky winners to grow
along with us!

Here at Red Sage, we admit to a certain fondness for the alpha male.
He’s powerful. He takes what he wants. And he makes that one special
woman want what he takes.

Whether he’s charming or ruthless, passionate or stoic, the alpha male
makes a great romantic partner for today’s strong, modern woman. And we
want to see erotic romance novellas that explore the complex
relationship between the alpha male and the modern woman.

There will be two prizes awarded for the best stories.
First prize will be publication in the Secrets anthology!
Second prize will be publication as an e-book!

Here are the basic rules:

1. All entries must be original, unpublished erotic romance novellas of
25,000 to 35,000 words in English featuring an alpha male hero.
2. To enter, send a completed manuscript as an rtf file to with “Alpha Male Contest” in the subject line.
Only rtf formats will be accepted. All other formats will be
automatically disqualified and deleted unopened. Include your full
name, contact information, and credentials (if any) in your cover
3. Entries must be received by March 31, 2008, at midnight eastern
time. You may enter as many times as you wish. By entering, you are
certifying that your entry is your original unplagiarized work, that
you own all rights in this work, that this work has never been
published, and that you are willing and able to publish it with Red
Sage. Any entry not meeting these requirements will be automatically
4. In the event that none of the contest entries are deemed
publishable, no winners will be declared. All entries will be reviewed
by Red Sage editorial staff. All decisions are final. Non-winning
manuscripts will be deleted at the conclusion of the contest.
5. For further tips on what Red Sage looks for in a manuscript, check
our submissions guidelines at and our blog at
6. There is no fee for entering. Winners will receive a standard Red
Sage publishing contract offer with standard Red Sage advance,
royalties, and other terms.
7. This contest is void where prohibited by law.

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