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Macmillan To Launch A Crowd-Sourced Romance Imprint in 2013

Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group has plans for a new romance imprint which will invite the crowd to participate in what gets published.

The imprint which will go by the name of Swoon Reads.  AppNewser has more about how it will work: “Writers are invited to submit manuscripts to the site where readers can read, rate and comment on submissions. The highest rated manuscripts will be picked up for publication in both print and eBook formats.”

You can sign up here to get a reminder to enter your manuscript when the site opens up for submissions. Here is more about what kinds of writing Swoon Reads is looking for: “We are looking for SW♥♥N-worthy, irresistible, unforgettable love stories for readers ages 14 and up. Novels can be set anytime, anywhere — and can be realistic, supernatural, dystopic, historical, or a mash-up of any sort. Stories can be happily ever after…or not, but we must be wowed by the intense romance of your story. Girl/boy, girl/girl, boy/boy — set our hearts afire!”
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