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Manuscripts that are set from 1950 to the present that are greater than 65,000 words.
Manuscripts that are set from 1950 to the present that are less than 65,000 words in length.
Manuscripts in which strong, often explicit, sexual interaction is an inherent part of the love story, character growth and relationship development and could not be removed without damaging the storyline. These manuscripts may contain elements of other romance subgenres (such as paranormal, historical, etc.).
Manuscripts that are set prior to 1950.
Manuscripts in which suspense, mystery, or thriller elements constitute an integral part of the plot.
Paranormal, Fantasy, Futuristic Romance
Manuscripts in which fantasy worlds or paranormal or science fiction elements are an integral part of the plot.
Manuscripts in which young adult life is an integral part of the plot.
Mainstream with Strong Romantic Elements
Mainstream popular fiction that includes a strong romantic element as part of the core story.