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  • Writer's pictureGrace A. Johnson

Submissions Open for Tell Me You Love Me Anthology!

What's this? Someone's putting together an anthology? All about love and romance? And submissions are open now?

Sounds interesting, doesn't it?

Well, what if I told you that I was the one putting together a romance anthology? And that anyone is allowed to submit their romance short story of up to 5k words between now and March 31st for a chance to be one of SIX stories selected to be published this coming June?

I dunno about y'all, but I'd be pretty excited if that were so.

And guess what?

IT IS!!!

YES! I had this crazy idea just the other day that it would be SO cool to put together several romantic short stories to share the love with the world! I was thinking about releasing it next Valentine's Day, but (1) that's so far awaaaayyyyy and (2) wouldn't it be lovely to put some God-honoring and pure romances out just when the world is celebrating evil and immoral relationships?

It would, so here we go! You, my friend, have been invited to submit your story highlighting the most beautiful and tender moment in which the words "I love you" are uttered (hence the title, Tell Me You Love Me)! If, of course, you detest romance or can't write more than your name, please do share this post with your friends!

Now, I know I've not made a lick of sense so far (I'm excited, can you tell?), so I'mma sum up what I've said so far and what my criteria is!

  • Submissions close March 31st

  • Only six stories will be selected the first of April

  • Each story must be no more than 5,000 words (if you do go little over, don't worry! I wouldn't want you to cut out anything that's necessary to your story!)

  • You can submit as many stories as you like, assuming you have more time than I do and can actually write multiple stories for one contest.

  • Any era or genre - historical, YA, fantasy - is accepted. In fact, the more diverse, the better! I want these stories to stand out!!

  • I'm talking clean, authentic Christian romance here - so no cheesy Hallmark relationships, flippant flings or one night stands, or immoral relationships. Your story must be God-honoring and portray a real, lasting romance that reflects God's love for His people!

When you're ready to submit, just click on the button below! (You can go ahead and save the submissions form to your bookmarks, of course, if you'd like!)

I can't wait to read y'all's stories and put this anthology together! THIS IS GONNA BE SO GREAT!!!! There may be a little something extra in there for the six selected authors, but I make no promises...there is, however, an amazing opportunity for new and emerging writers, a publishing credit for your resume, and bragging rights!

Anyway, enough jibber-jabber! Let's get writing!!!

Yours in spirit and script,


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