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Submission Guidelines

Midnight Showcase not only puts out the best fiction on the internet, it will showcase Published Authors. We are a print and ebook format publisher.

SPECIAL - OPEN CALL FOR NOVEL SUBMISSIONS

Midnight Showcase calls to published authors for both Romance and Erotic-ahh Romance Novels in the listed Special Genres.

Midnight Showcase is placing a special call for submissions for the following complete novels containing 45,000 to 100,000 words for print and ebook formats:

Moonlight Gothic - When romance held the suspense and mystery of love untold. Kisses were taken in shadows where ghosts walk between reality. Can you write a love story that will grip the reader in a vise of suspense, make them want love to rule against the darkness? Gothic romance is a beautiful genre that uses many techniques in the romance, see if yours will work.



Night Moves - All things unexplainable will rule in Night Moves. Give the readers your best creature of darkness, demon of the unexplained and make them lovable and wanted by their lover.



Dragon's Fire - When fairies ruled the forest glen, elves dance in the moonlight and unicorns races through the mist, the world is filled with fantasy and love, dragons and gargoyles, and more. Use your imagination and take the reader for a ride into the world like no other, filled with danger and dark heroes that will capture the readers.



Horizon - Beyond today there is a new world, one filled with all kinds of possibilities. Create this new world and give us an adventure and love story that will never end.



Western Skies - When the sun is setting and it turns the prairie gold, you can feel the magic in your blood and the love in your heart for the West. Gold rush, saloons, bordello, bucking horses and cattle drives, Indians and the Calvary, there is no end to the stories it took to build this country. In those stories there is always a hero and heroine that can ride into the dusky sunset. Can you tell their adventure in your Western Romance novel?



Silent Shadows - The lightening streaks across the sky as the shadow draws back into the darkness, a woman screams and shots are fired! Soon police sirens are heard in the distance, a door slams and figure runs down the street to escape...Mystery is a living genre in our lives and one that takes a special type of author, show me your mystery and don't forget to save the heroine in the process.



Timeless - Time is the illusive gift of life, many of us can go back in time. Do we die or do we jump into another reality? Can a person control time? Can they find love in a past century when the present denies them? Can you write the adventure in time that will bring two lovers together?



Daybreak - In our everyday lives we find many things, but only love can make it worth the risks. Write your best contemporary romance and we will see if your romance story will shine.



Sunset - If anyone ever says "I can't think of a thing to write" they have forgotten to look back, take that step back into history. The stories are endless, the lives that were lived hold so many adventures to be told, love to reawaken and share with your readers. Tell us the story of your favorite time in history and the heroes that made it happen.

NOTE: Romance is used in the statements above to mean both Romance and Erotic-ahh Romance Genres. Our novels/Special Editions are both regular romance and erotic-ahh romance. If you do not see your specialty listed please send us an email and ask if we would be interested.

Erotic-ahh Romance means sex, NOT porn. Your story may be rejected because it does not have enough sexual content, but additionally, it will be rejected if there is no visible story line. Erotic-ahh Romance love scenes are just that a love scene, they can range from sensual all the way through to scorching and explicate! The sex must be enjoyable for the two main characters and ON screen. A horrible rape isn’t sexy, but it may be necessary for the story. In such a case, keep it OFF camera. We have confidence in your writing skills and know you can pull it off.

The best blending of erotic-ahh and romance we’ve seen uses sexual tension as well as the on screen sex act. Allowing the reader to know the thoughts and emotions of the main characters captures the imagination in an erotic-ahh story.

OPEN CALL FOR SHORT STORY SUBMISSIONS FOR THE FOLLOWING THEMED DIGESTS

Midnight Showcase Call for Submissions

Open call for erotic-ahh romance short story submissions for the following themed digests. These digests are for publication in ebook, audio and print. Please read our digests to see what our stories are like and what we want to find for Midnight Showcase.

We are a royalty publisher.

Please follow the submission guidelines, this is vital & must be adhered to, in order to protect our computers.

NOTE: Due to the lack of straight romance submissions these calls for the themed digests are for Erotic-ahh romance. However, if you as the author don't mind being in an erotic-ahh romance digest and want to submit your romance story please do, we will certainly consider it.



THEMED DIGEST for Erotic-ahh Romance



Spellfire – Harvest of Heroes (Veterans, & Thanksgiving Spellfire stories)

Need stories by Sept 2006, 8-15K

Even in Spellfire, a Thanksgiving of Harvest and Heroes are remembered. Journey to yesteryear and today, with ghosts and other ghoulish creatures who once donned a uniform, and shared their lives and their Thanksgivings with those whom they once and still do love. In this paranormal town, whose Veteran League is made up of many magical and non-magical beings who fought for valor and more, here are stories of the heart and soul of those special heroes and heroines. (No matter the era.)

Read the 2006 Spellfire Digests and submit your stories. Read the blurbs on line to see what we are looking for, as well as the Spellfire info pages.


Spellfire Seasons 4 Openings Left

Need stories by Sept 2006, 8-15K

Multi-paranormal and multi-ethinic beings celebrate the holidays and love in many forms and fashions. And all are welcome within the borders of Spellfire, Texas.

Read the 2006 Spellfire Seasons and submit your stories. Read the blurb on line to see what we are looking for, as well as the Spellfire info pages.



Hot Wings Digest, 8-15K

Need Stories by November 15, 2006

Angels and winged creatures watch the Super Bowl too you know, or do they? What happens when an off-this-earth being interrupts your game time? Doesn't love just fly in and strike at the oddest times? And Super Bowl weekend at that? Give us your light humor, (male or female gets interrupted while watching game or during the weekend of). Tell us why an angel or other winged deity would dare drop down and give you lessons in love instead of letting you watch the game? How dare they! But love is worth the loss of that once a year Super Sunday, but is losing love worth it?


Western Ways, 8-18K

Stories due by Dec 15 2006.

Giddy-up to love in the wild, wild west. Gunslingers, gamblers, city slickers and more. Dance hall madams and society gals gone west. Send your rootin-tootin stories of the wild wicked west to us. Make us marvel at the allure of the days of cowboys, cowgirls, and Indians in a fun positive way. Write so the reader feels the thrill of days of old when men, and often times women, wore guns slung low on the hips, and wilder women met tough hombres and native chiefs who swept them off their feet. (Or they roped the hero into their lonely cabin in the wilds of the west.)



Spellfire Hearts 2007, 8 – 15K

Need stories by Dec 15 2006

Read the 2006 Spellfire Hearts and submit your stories. Read the blurb on line to see what we are looking for, as well as the Spellfire info pages.



Melange 2007 (Digest), 12-18K,

Need stories by Dec 15 2006

Love comes in a variety of shapes, color and heat. These are flavorful stories of multicultural/ethnic romances. Any time era, with positive, uplifting and sensual love, with no barriers towards a fantastic love between two deserving souls.
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OPEN CALL FOR SHORT STORY SUBMISSIONS FOR THE NEW LINE

MIDNIGHT ROMPS



Midnight Romps - Single titles 7.5 to 25+K

Open call for line starting in May 2006

Romps is a new line at Midnight Showcase that consists of single title stories for ebook formats only. We are looking for stories that fit any of the same lines as our Novel lines in erotic-ahh romance. Best sellers in the line will be picked for a digest release in the future that would be for both print and ebook.

The same erotic-ahh rules apply that are stated above for the novels, so please read them. You can read any of our digests to find out what type of writing we are looking for in this line.



MIDNIGHT ROMP LINES:

Moonlight Gothic - When romance held the suspense and mystery of love untold. Kisses were taken in shadows where ghosts walk between reality. Can you write a love story that will grip the reader in a vise of suspense, make them want love to rule against the darkness? Gothic romance is a beautiful genre that uses many techniques in the romance, see if yours will work.



Night Moves - All things unexplainable will rule in Night Moves. Give the readers your best creature of darkness, demon of the unexplained and make them lovable and wanted by their lover.



Dragon's Fire - When fairies ruled the forest glen, elves dance in the moonlight and unicorns races through the mist, the world is filled with fantasy and love, dragons and gargoyles, and more. Use your imagination and take the reader for a ride into the world like no other, filled with danger and dark heroes that will capture the readers.



Horizon - Beyond today there is a new world, one filled with all kinds of possibilities. Create this new world and give us an adventure and love story that will never end.



Western Skies - When the sun is setting and it turns the prairie gold, you can feel the magic in your blood and the love in your heart for the West. Gold rush, saloons, bordello, bucking horses and cattle drives, Indians and the Calvary, there is no end to the stories it took to build this country. In those stories there is always a hero and heroine that can ride into the dusky sunset. Can you tell their adventure in your Western Romance novel?



Silent Shadows - The lightening streaks across the sky as the shadow draws back into the darkness, a woman screams and shots are fired! Soon police sirens are heard in the distance, a door slams and figure runs down the street to escape...Mystery is a living genre in our lives and one that takes a special type of author, show me your mystery and don't forget to save the heroine in the process.



Timeless - Time is the illusive gift of life, many of us can go back in time. Do we die or do we jump into another reality? Can a person control time? Can they find love in a past century when the present denies them? Can you write the adventure in time that will bring two lovers together?



Daybreak - In our everyday lives we find many things, but only love can make it worth the risks. Write your best contemporary romance and we will see if your romance story will shine.



Sunset - If anyone ever says "I can't think of a thing to write" they have forgotten to look back, take that step back into history. The stories are endless, the lives that were lived hold so many adventures to be told, love to reawaken and share with your readers. Tell us the story of your favorite time in history and the heroes that made it happen.



BENEFITS FOR THE AUTHOR TO PUBLISH WITH

MIDNIGHT SHOWCASE

You will benefit as being a featured author in the Midnight Showcase Erotic-ahh Romance or Romance Digest and Novels/Special Editions, and receive a royalty based on story length and/or the themed digest rate as a percentage of the digest's net sale price, please see the sample contract. Midnight Showcase publishes in ebook formats, print and has also expanded into audio for certain releases, length being the decision factor on audio.

Midnight Showcase will post live links to the author's website with their story as it is an excellent way to reach new readers and get your other released books out to the readers. It is your responsibility to keep the links active.

Midnight Showcase is a new publisher that is growing at an exciting rate! We have author parties, chats, blogs, reviews and many more promotional opportunities for our authors. We support our authors in everyway possible to make everyone successful at Midnight Showcase.

Please query with full synopsis, word count and 50 word blurb describing the book, also follow the format guideline.

SPECIAL EDITIONS

Special Editions are Midnight Showcase Novels, these will be through Publisher Request so query first, no submissions will be accepted unless requested. Royalty will be contracted on individual basis at time of issuance. Please see the lines we are looking for above.

Acquisition Specialist: Contact for short stories and novellas only for Digests
Mae Powers mssubmissions@gmail.com

SUBMITTING YOUR WORK

Please Query with a letter that clearly states your publishing credits with proper links to your website and to the published work(s). No synopsis is necessary, but we do require a Title Page that states the erotic-ahh genre or romance genre, word length of your story and the basic storyline, also you full name and author name, working email address, phone number is optional. We do require the full work to be submitted at time of query.

All submissions will be done through email as an attachment in RTF format only**, single spaced in Time New Roman 12pt. Font, .3 tab indent for paragraphs, * * * * centered to designate scene changes, and single space after punctuation, these guidelines must be adhered to in order to prevent those nasty macro viruses.

If we decide your work fits what we are striving to achieve, you will be notified within a timely manner. At that time you will receive instructions for the editing timeframe of the project to publication. This is a fast paced publishing schedule that will require a completed-edited manuscript basically within a few weeks of acceptance. We expect your work to be nearly print ready with minimal editing required.

Please do not contact us about your query, we will answer your query one way or the other.

**NOTE: If you do not use RTF for the attached file, it will be deleted without being opened and your query will automatically be rejected, sorry but we do need to protect our computers.

Submission Examples Only

Story Title: Castle Blanca
Name: Mae Powers (will need real name when you submit)
Email:

Summary: Watching film noir at a run-down theater, Eva Sinclair is mysteriously whisked away to a dark castle having the same romantic gloom as a classic movie. Will Eva return home, or will she stay in the arms of her spellbinding vampire lover, Count Victor Van Drake, owner of Castle Blanca? (50-word blurb max)

Story Title: Spaced Out
Name: Mae Powers
Email:

Summary: When Kat O’Reilly is catapulted into an old serial, Jordan Flash – Space Avenger, she finds herself rocketing to realms not of this earth, and into the arms of the film hero Jordan Flash. She discovers only Jordan can show her heart the true escape into passion and adventure. (48 Words)

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That said, please send your best work to:

mssubmissions@gmail.com

http://www.midnightshowcase.com/Submission.htm

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