Vanilla Heart Publishing is looking for a few more great authors, and we’re sponsoring a contest to find them!
We’re looking for novels in each of the following genres: romance, romantic suspense, mystery, suspense, and historical. Full manuscripts will be requested from the authors of the top three contest submissions in each genre. The winning manuscript in each genre as decided by our panel of three judges will be awarded a standard VHP contract.
Contest opens to submissions 12:01 a.m. on November 1, 2012, and will remain open until 12:00 p.m. January 1, 2013. Submissions received before or after these dates will not be considered.
Contest is open to both published and unpublished writers. The submitted work may NOT be previously published, in any form or on any platform.
Novels must be complete, and be between 45,000–95,000 words.
Submission should include ONLY the first three chapters and the final chapter of your manuscript.
Submissions must be in 12-point Times New Roman or Courier Font ONLY.
Submission must also include cover sheet with the following and ONLY the following information:
Submissions will be accepted via email ONLY. Email submissions to:
We will request three full manuscripts from each genre by January 10. If your submission is not selected, you will be notified by this date.
Do NOT submit full manuscript unless requested to do so. Submitting full manuscript if not requested will automatically disqualify entry from contest.
Winning authors will be notified by February 25th, 2013, and winners will be announced on the Vanilla Heart Publishing Website on March 1, 2013.
We reserve the right not to declare a winner in one or more genres if none of the submitted manuscripts meet our publishing standards.
The decision of the judges is final. Do not email us questioning why your submission was not selected; such emails will not be answered.