St. Patrick’s Weekend Online Pitch Event

Writing Romance? Check Out Our St.Patrick’s Weekend Online Pitch Event


Article by Vanessa Fox O’Loughlin © 11 March 2014 .
Posted in the Magazine ( · News for Writers ).


To celebrate St. Patrick’s weekend we’ve teamed up with US based publisher Lyrical Press to give you an opportunity to pitch your romance directly to their Content/Developmental and Acquisitions Editor, Corinne DeMaagdShe’s looking for all subgenres of romance and erotic romance, so if that’s what you’re writing, start thinking about your pitch now!
The event will take place on Sunday 16th March at 7pm GMT on our Facebook page
Be ready with a 2-3 sentence pitch, the genre of your book, and length (word count) to leave in the comments on our facebook page. If Corrine likes your pitch she’ll bump you right up the queue and read your submission – just be sure to let her know if the manuscript is complete or not when you pitch.
If Corrine likes your story premise she will let you know to send her your submission by email with the title of the submission and SPWPC in the subject. For example: SPWPC – Roses are Red
She will review all your submissions and get back you no longer than a month from pitch day.
If you are requested to send your submission, you need to include the info below in the document:
  • Legal name
  • Pseudonym (if applicable)
  • Contact phone
  • Publishing history (if applicable)
  • Working title (include series name if applicable)
  • Word count
  • Genre(s)
  • Blurb (no more than three paragraphs, please)
Lyrical Press is open to self-published and/or previously published works that have been out of print for 6 months or longer. Books should be 25,000 to 110,000 words in length.
As an imprint of Kensington Publishing Corp., Lyrical Press provides authors with top-level editing, stellar cover art and extensive marketing support. Lyrical’s business model allows the house to welcome exciting new talent and gives a home to seasoned authors who want a more personal approach to publishing. Founded in 2007 by Renee Rocco, Lyrical Press offers readers a rich catalog of titles ranging from tender contemporary romances and edgy erotic paranormals, to suspenseful thrillers and shocking science fiction. Authors can expect a personalized publishing experience from Lyrical Press, where the relationship between the author and publisher is understood to be symbiotic. When the authors succeed, the house succeeds. Readers will find Lyrical Press books on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Sony, iTunes, and most other eBook sites
About Kensington Publishing:
Founded in 1974, Kensington Publishing Corp. is located in New York City and is known as “America’s Independent Publisher.”  As the foremost independent commercial publishing house in the United States providing hardcover, trade paperback, mass market and digital releases, Kensington publishes the books that America wants to read.
The house of New York Times bestselling authors including Fern Michaels,  Lisa Jackson, Joanne Fluke, William W. Johnstone and many others, Kensington publishes over 500 fiction and non-fiction titles each year. Its diverse imprints including Zebra Books, Brava, Citadel Press, Dafina, Pinnacle Books, Aphrodisia, K-Teen, eKensington and Lyrical Press are well-known for providing readers with a range of popular genres such as romance, women’s fiction, African American, young adult and nonfiction, as well as true crime, Western, and mystery titles.
With 2014 marking its 40th anniversary, Kensington remains family owned and operated. It is the only major US publisher to have had three generations serve the company since its founding by the late Walter Zacharius. Currently Steven and Adam Zacharius, the second and third generation of the family, lead a talented staff, many of whom have been with the Company for over 20 years.
For more info check out:
About Corinne DeMaagd 
Corinne has traveled and lived all over the world, and after fifteen years gone, has just recently returned to Michigan with her family to plant some roots for her young boys. She is partial to any stories set in Scotland, Ireland and Australia where she lived, as a little bit of her heart remains in each. Inspiring, compelling, funny, and tear-jerker stories, capable of keeping her reading until two in the morning, make her a happy woman. If she isn’t reading, writing or editing, she is spending time with her little ones, and after that – there isn’t much left to the day! She dreams of getting back some of her old adventuresome life soon, riding and sailing (maybe downhill skiing since she is now in Michigan!), but until then, she lives vicariously through her books.
Preferred genres: All subgenres of romance and erotic romance (check out their Pinterestpage for inspiration!)
Best of Luck!

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