Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Writing: Q&A with the Spice editor

Spice Briefs logoOne of my writing/critique partners, Grace d'Otare, recently published a short erotica story for Spice Briefs through eHarlequin.com.

Right now on the Harlequin forums, there's a Q&A discussion going on with the Spice editor, Susan Pezzack Swinwood, about what they're looking for in Spice and how the process works. (As way of background: Spice is the full-length printed novel format, and Spice Briefs are the short-story electronic download format.)

As I'm slowly (I emphasize *slowly*) working on my own submission for Spice Briefs, I find the discussion wonderfully informative, especially the information about the editing process and audible versions. Check it out here. Oh, and beware of the clown jokes -- I mean, who wouldn't want to buy a collection of clown erotica? (And if you do, talk to author Megan Hart. It's her idea.)

On a similar vein, there's also a forum discussion going on amongst the Spice writers with a lot more good information about writing, especially in a short format. Check out To be Brief...

3 comments:

  1. Interesting stuff. Some real insight into exactly what the market is looking for. But clowns?! Ugh...

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  2. beeker3/06/2008

    Clowns scare me, so clown erotica sounds like torture. Good luck with your writing and let us know when its published!

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  3. Yeah, I'm not so much into clowns either.

    As for my work-in-progress, I have to finish it and sell it before it can get published. Trust me, if I do that, there will be lots of announcements on this site. :P

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