Writers for upcoming HBCU Romance Anthology, YOU'VE GOT A PLACE HERE, TOO, edited by Ebony LaDelle

The rules of submission are listed below, and we look forward to receiving your query.

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You've Got a Place Here, Too book announcement

Ebony is a proud Howard alum and the author of Love Radio—which was People magazine’s best book of the summer, a 2023 Audie Award Finalist, a 2023 Michigan Notable Book, Apple Books’ best book of 2022, an Amazon's Editor Pick and was featured on the Today Show. Prior to being an author, Ebony was a brand marketing director in book publishing and worked at Penguin Random House and HarperCollins, among others. You can visit her online at www.ebonyladelle.com and follow her on social at @ebonyladelle.
  1. Submissions will only be accepted during the announced submission window. Submissions sent outside of this time frame will not be considered.
  2. Author must be an undergraduate or graduate student, currently enrolled at a Historically Black College or University.
  3. Submissions must include an original, unpublished, 2500-5000 word, romance short story, set in today’s/current time, at the HBCU the author currently attends.
  4. Submissions must include a 1-page synopsis of the story, an author bio, and a cover letter not to exceed one page with links to social media platforms, if applicable, and any other information you wish the editors to consider.
  5. Submissions must be a .doc or .docx file
We will do our best to respond to all submissions as soon as we can. Due to volume, we cannot respond to follow up queries. If your story is selected, it will be featured in an upcoming anthology, and you will receive author credit as a contributor and a contributor fee.

SUBMISSION WINDOW: March 01, 2024, at 12:01 AM to May 15, 2024, at 11:59 PM (Eastern Time)

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