Romance: PW Magazine Issue

Barbara Vey -- October 24th, 2012

Attention all of you involved in the romance industry.  Publishers Weekly’s Romance issue will be out next month and they are asking for input from you.  Here’s your chance to have your voice heard.

You only have until tomorrow, so put this on the top of your to do list today.  Please feel free to pass this information on to everyone who may be interested in participation.

Feature: Romance

Issue: November 12
Deadline: October 25
Needed: Editors’ and publishers’ comments on new and resurgent trends in romance, especially erotic romance (looking beyond the “50 Shades” phenomenon), PG-rated romances for the mainstream (non-inspirational) market, and the increased popularity and availability of gay, bi, and ménage romance. Pub dates October 2012 through June 2013. Cross-genre, digital-first/digital-only, and literary titles welcome, but no YA, please. Send quotable comments–not catalog copy–to Rose Fox at rfox@publishersweekly.com.

Bottom Line:  You know you want to be quoted in a magazine.

18 thoughts on “Romance: PW Magazine Issue

  1. Stephanie Scott

    Funny how everyone in the industry is so eager to get their piece of the erotic fiction market these days! A publisher reached out to my RWA chapter to ask if they could attend our meeting to learn about “finding the next 50 Shades of Grey.” We laughed at that one (and also honored their request–not sure that anyone will cash in like Random House did). I’m glad that long-time writers of the genre are finding more recongition from the 50 Shades phenom–hopefully it will bring attention to quality books in the process, like Tiffany Riesz’ Siren or Roni Loren’s Crash Into You.

  2. Bertrice Small

    Erotic fiction has been incorporated into the historical genre for years. In our part of the world there is nothing new about it. I’ve been called “Lust’s Leading Lady” for over 30 years. I’ve also written erotic fantasy, and a contemporary series that incorporated wrotica heavily. E.L. James is simply lucky to have her pure sex story made such a big deal of, and exploited. Lucky her, but she didn’t
    start anything new, and I for one am sick unto death of hearing how “new” eroticcl is in woman’s fiction. . Bah! Humbug! It’s time the American authors spoke up, and stopped being so polite about this English upstart.

    1. Christine

      Here, here! Especially when so many better writers go unnoticed by mainstream media (and publishers). Of course they seem shocked–shocked!–that women like to read about sex (explicit or not). Silly, isn’t it.

  3. Rowena O'Sullivan

    Erotic romance in all it’s shapes and forms has been around for a long time. Only now is it becoming a more accepted genre to the general public at large. I think it’s all to do with timing. The market wasn’t ready for such explicit work to be in the public forum. There is also serendipity. Being in the right place at the right time. E L James just happened to be the one to be plucked out of obscurity, making erotic romance mainstream. Good on her. It’s about time.

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