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Love Among the Thorns
Camden Park Press

The solitary mansion hiding dark secrets and a lonely heart. A coastal B&B with grief and love permeating its walls and influencing its guests. In Love Among the Thorns, I’m looking for contemporary romances with the flavor of the classic Gothics of the 70s and 80s – locations and lives shrouded in solitude and secrecy, mired in mist and mystery, and where the spark of true love grows from the smallest candle flickering in the wind into a fierce light that drives back the darkness.

In the true spirit of Gothic romances, stories submitted to Love Among the Thorns must contain an element of danger, dread, or suspense – though while the jeopardy may be real or merely imagined, it must be believable. Supernatural elements are welcome – though magic realism is preferred – but keep in mind this is not a paranormal anthology, so please no vampires, werewolves, shifters, etc.

This listing is permanently closed for submissions. This may mean one of several things:
  • It was always planned to be a limited-time project, such as a one-time anthology, and the limited-time submission window has ended.
  • The publisher has stated that they are permanently closed, or on hiatus with wording that makes it sound permanent.
  • The publication website is down in a way that appears to be permanent, and we haven't been able to find a new website for them.
  • The publication website is not down, but it appears to have been inactive for more than a year.

Market Genres, Styles & Subjects

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
Short Story
5000 to 7500 words
Royalties Only

7500 to 10000 words
Royalties Only

Market Submission Types
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: No
Reprints?: No
Multiple Submissions?: No
Simultaneous Submissions?: No

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Listing added: 7 June 2019

Last officially checked: 22 July 2019

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