Pulp romance publisher Mills & Boon is settings its sights on India.
All ye aspiring Anne Mathers, Sara Seales, Sara Weales, Mary Wibberlys, Essie SummersÂ and Carole Mortimers of India, head to the keyboard immediately.Â
You see, Mill & Boon has launched a Passions short story writing contest exclusive to India to discover the next big romance author.
While the short stories can be set in Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Kozhikode, Paris, London or anywhere else, they must have an Indian element.
Of course, passion, intensity and happy endings are a must.
Here’s what the winners can expect to get (according to the announcement):
The winning submission will be published by Mills & Boon and its author will receive a yearlong consultation from the Mills & Boon editorial staff as well as a free laptop computer and diamond jewellery. Two runners-up will also be selected and will each receive constructive critiques of their submission and an editorial consultation. In addition, all three finalistsÂ will also receive a free yearlong subscription to their favourite M&B series. The winner will be announced February 4, 2009.
India has lots of Mills & Boon fans including our very own Asha Tampa, a frequent visitor to this blog and a blogger in her own right.
After frittering away countless hours ofÂ our life reading tons of M&Bs, all we can say is that there are better ways to waste your time.Â