Some exciting stuff here 🙂
Last year, Mills and Boon launched in India with stories and characters based in India…they did this with a bang by holding a writing competition. The winner of the competition got an opportunity to be a Mills & Boon author – a dream opportunity for aspiring romance writers.
This year as well, the Passions competition is underway.
Between 15th December, 2010 and 20th January 2011, any Indian citizen aspiring to be a Mills & Boon author can send in a story of 1500-2000 words for review by an international jury of Mills & Boon editors. A dedicated site http://www.millsandboonindia.com/ provides guidelines on participation and writing tips. Five shortlisted stories will be put up for public vote on the website on 31st January, 2011, and a special award will be given to the winner.
If you can’t think of a short story, you could even write a short essay on your experiences with Mills and Boon – your first book, or why you enjoy Mills & Boon books so much…
The exciting part of the competition (for me), is that readers of my blog can submit entries directly to me. I get to cherry-pick the top 3 entries and forward it to Mills & Boon. Isn’t that exciting?
So, all you talented writers out there – I know there are many :). What are you waiting for? Just give it a shot, who knows you may get to see your name in print as well just like last year’s winner – Milan Vohra whose Mills & Boon novel The Love Asana which is flying off the bookshelves now.
Send in your entries directly to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Oh! I am really looking forward to all the entries!