Montgomery, AL, February 05, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Accomplice Press, the boutique-style independent publisher, is launching a romance book line called Curvalicious. To kick off this new endeavor the company is hosting a writing competition beginning on Valentine's Day, February 14, 2010 and ending at midnight on May 14, 2010. The company will be accepting submissions in two different categories, one sweet and one spicy. On May 28, 2010 two winning entries will be chosen, announced on Accomplicepress.com, then contracted and published in eBook format by the publisher. The top three submissions of each category will also be included in the first Curvalicious print anthologies.
These literary selections will be short novella length love stories with happy endings featuring beautiful, strong, intelligent plus-size heroines. These anthologies will showcase woman who know who they are and don't feel the need to lose weight or change their bodies to get the man of their dreams. These enticing romances are designed to build self confidence in their readers while entertaining them with intriguing plots and well developed characters. The specific guidelines for sweet and spicy submissions, word count and formatting requirements are all available at accomplicepress.com.
"Society and the media have convinced women that men won't find you attractive if you wear double-digit sizes. This is reinforced by the romance book industry. The leading terms used to describe a heroine are slender, thin, lithe, small, and tiny. Real women read romances, and real women deserve to be able to relate to the heroines. Romance stories are about fantasies, and as a large woman, I personally do not find it satisfying to fantasize about a man touching a body that I can't relate to. I also happen to know that men love women of all sizes. Sexy comes from within. That is why I created Curvalicious."--DJ Alling, CEO, Co-Founder of Accomplice Press and Editor in Chief
"The Curvalicious contest is a way for Accomplice Press to introduce this specialty book line to the readers while giving new authors a chance to be published. We are extremely excited to prove to the world that the main character in a romance novel doesn't need to be a size 8 to be a sexy desirable woman. Our full-figure heroines will get the hot guy without conforming to unattainable stereotypes and she will get the happy ending that she deserves."-- Karen Jones, Promotions Manager for Accomplice Press and what some consider a full-figure woman.
Curvalicious submissions must be sent to email@example.com and must be received no later than midnight May 14, 2010 to be considered for the first print anthology. In conjunction with this writing competition Accomplice Press will be holding a general 'open call' to all authors, with original manuscripts, who use their voice in unique ways that push the boundaries. The company is searching for distinctive stories that need to be told but are often overlooked by literary agents and large warehouse style publishers who only have the bottom line in mind.
Accomplice press is Not a self-publishing company. They are a full service publisher dedicated to provisioning readers of all ages and tastes with quality reading material. By striving to only publish works that are perfection, the skilled staff achieves excellence with their unparalleled concentration to the tiny details. At Accomplice Press the rare relationship between reader, author and publisher becomes a true partnership.
For more information about Accomplice Press, the Curvalicious writing contest or the publisher's submission requirements and guidelines please visit www.accomplicepress.com