The 2019 Love Africa™ Anti-hero(in)es Anthology–Submit

Do you enjoy reading and writing romance suspense and crime thrillers stories? You probably want to consider submitting your work to Love Press Africa’s Anti-hero(in)es anthology. The editors are currently accepting stories to be published in an anthology in August 2019.
Submission Guidelines:
Stories should be:
  • in the romance suspense or crime thriller subgenre. Ensure that your story has compelling romantic elements.
    • *suggestion: Visit the mills and boons and Harlequin website. They often publish free high quality short romance suspense stories on their free online reads segment.

More Submissions Guidelines:

  • They thoroughly enjoy stories that feature bad boys, bad girls and dark hero(in)es, gangsters and vigilantes, rule-breakers and rogues. Avoid stereo typically saintly characters.

Your lead tarnished characters must be sympathetic and better still, empathetic, even when they are breaking hearts and shedding blood.
• Think John Luther from the Luther TV series, or Omar Little from The Wire or Jax Teller from Sons of Anarchy or Patty Hewes from Damages.

  • Your lead characters must be African.
  • The publishers prefer stories set mainly in Africa, but if you have a storiy set outside Africa, feel free to submit it. What matters is that the story features Africans.
  • Word count: 10, 000 to 20, 000 words
  • Heat level can be anywhere from sweet to spicy
  • Please give your story an optimistic ending. This ending can be either Happy For Now or Happy Ever After

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How To Apply:
  • Ensure that your manuscript meets the formatting guidelines

Manuscripts formatting guidelines:
• FORMAT: doc,
• FONT: Times New Roman,
• SIZE: 12
• LINE SPACING: Double-spaced

  •   Send your story as an email attachment to loveafricapub@gmail.com
  • Submit your entry before the June 9th, 2019 deadline.

Forward all inquiries to loveafricapub@gmail.com.  Publication contracts will be offered for successful submissions.

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Chioma Iwunze-Ibiam

Chioma Iwunze-Ibiam writes prose fiction and creative non-fiction. She is the founder of creativewritingnews.com. Her first novella, Finding Love Again was published by Ankara Press. Her second novella, The Heiress' Bodyguard was shortlisted for the Saraba Manuscript Awards. She currently works as content marketer for various online businesses. You can follow her at @cwritingnws.

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