Call for proofreaders

October 20, 2011

Dreamspinner Press is accepting expressions of interest for proofreaders to process M/M romance publications in lengths from 5,000 to 150,000 words. Proofreaders should be able to read for misspellings, punctuation errors, typos, logic problems, and formatting errors. Dreamspinner Press edits to The Chicago Manual of Style conventions. While experience writing, editing, proofreading, and/or using CMOS is preferred, it is not required.

Proofreading is an unpaid contractor position. Contractors will receive proof galleys at no charge and a discount at the company store in exchange for quality services. Deadlines are set according to length of the work, ranging from five to ten days. Proofreaders are not at any time obligated to accept an assignment.

Interested persons will be asked to take a skills test for evaluation purposes and must sign a confidentiality agreement if offered the opportunity to proofread.

For more information, e-mail submissions@dreamspinnerpress.com. Please include “CONTRACTOR” in the subject line of your e-mail for proper consideration. Please include a summary of any applicable experience and/or a resume/CV.

Expressions of interest will be accepted for a limited time, depending on response.

Maybe with a Chance of Certainty by John Goode

October 19, 2011

Can Kyle and Brad navigate the shoals of finding love and coming out in high school? Maybe with a Chance of Certainty by John Goode, now available from Dreamspinner Press.

2nd Edition
1st Edition published as a short story under the same title by Dreamspinner Press.

Kyle has worked hard at being the invisible student, toiling through high school in the middle of Nowhere, Texas. Brad is the baseball star at Foster High. Both boys are damaged in ways that the rest of the world can’t see. When they bond over a night of history tutoring, Kyle thinks that maybe his life has taken a turn for the not-so-lonely.

He finds out quickly that the promise of fairy-tale love is a lie when you’re gay and falling for one of the most popular boys in school, and if being different is a sin in high school, then being gay is the biggest sin of all. Now Kyle and Brad need to come to an understanding amidst the scrutiny of their peers or their fledgling relationship will crash and burn before it ever gets off the ground.

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Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novella

Easy Sinking by Cecilia Ryan

October 19, 2011

Easy Sinking by Cecilia Ryan

Asata is a backwater planet, favored by the less-than-honest sorts that hang around the outer rim of the galaxy. Melech, captain of the Thalassa, is no exception, though he’s scaled back his activities recently. He’s on Asata for a quiet few days of rest and relaxation and to get rid of some cargo he doesn’t want to be caught with. When Aiolos, a scruffy but attractive Human, literally falls at his feet, Melech takes it as a sign that his luck is about to turn. Instead, he finds himself naked and penniless, watching Aiolos run off into the night. Melech is sure he‘s seen the last of the engaging thief, until he runs into him again—literally—a few days later, with a proposition Melech is just intrigued enough to consider accepting.

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Genre: Science Fiction
Length: Short Story

Love for Hire by Anna Marie May

October 19, 2011

Will Matt convince Jayden to look past his lies and try again? Love for Hire by Anna Marie May, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Hustler and art aficionado Jayden Collins doesn’t expect much out of life, so when rich playboy Matt Archer not only saves his life but offers to pay him to pretend to be his boyfriend, it seems too good to be true. The guarded, cautious Jayden takes him up on the offer, but he never expects to fall in love with his snobbish, inconsiderate client.

Jayden doesn’t have much time to think about it, though, because his life is in danger—apparently someone is trying to kill him. Or so he thinks until he discovers Matt’s secret. Furious to learn of his employer’s deceit, Jayden leaves Matt, breaking his own heart in the process. But Matt is used to getting what he wants… and he’s not going to let go so easily.

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Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novella

Higher Learning

October 17, 2011

Find love on a college campus! Higher Learning, a Dreamspinner Press anthology.

Enter the hallowed halls of higher learning, where there’s a lot more to life, sex, and love than what these men can get out of a book. They’ll give English a slip of the tongue, practice their Interpersonal Communication skills, and learn about the birds and the bees in Biology. Join them as they see why flexibility is important in Phys Ed, figure the odds of finding the perfect mate in Statistics, flirt and woo each other with poetry in Literature, and discover why Chemistry is a double entendre.

Rainy Days and Star Charts by Ellen Holiday
Tutor Me, Love by Ellee Hill
Inspiration by Claire Russett
Second Beginnings by Leora Stark
Bug Boy by Jeanette Grey
Accismus by Cooper West
Men’s Shirts, Short Skirts by Amberly Smith
Learning After Hours by Jamie Lowe
Universally Gay by M. Lee
Literature and Lust by J.J. Levesque
Statistical Outliers by G.P. Keith
Surprise Me by Dawn Kimberly Johnson
Close Distance Education by Dar Mavison
Brazos Mud and Horn-Rimmed Glasses by Eve Ocotillo

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Genre: Contemporary
Length: Anthology

Discovered by J.P. Barnaby

October 17, 2011

Will Jamie’s self-hatred destroy his reunion with Brian? Discovered by J.P. Barnaby, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Little Boy Lost Book 4

Little Boy Lost is the story of Jamie Mayfield, a golden-haired fallen angel. Dumped into a gay rehab center and shunned by his parents, the once-adored son of small-minded, small town people has had to find his own way in life.

Jamie is astonished and dismayed when Brian McAllister, the boy he knows is the other half of his soul, explodes back into his precarious life. In the nearly two years they’ve been apart, not a day has gone by that Jamie hasn’t thought of Brian, no matter how hard surviving has been. How can Jamie protect Brian from the pain and brutalization in his life when he can’t even protect himself? Brian and Jamie will put every bit of themselves into saving each other, but Steven O’Dell isn’t the only obstacle keeping the boys apart. Jamie’s own self-hatred may prove to be their undoing.

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Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novel

Divide & Conquer by Madeleine Urban and Abigail Roux

October 14, 2011

Will Ty and Zane’s trust survive the forces trying to tear them apart? Divide & Conquer by Madeleine Urban and Abigail Roux, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Cut & Run Series Book Four

Baltimore, Maryland, is a city in alarming distress. Rising violence is fanning the flames of public outrage, and all law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, are catching blame. Thus the FBI’s latest ideas to improve public relations: a municipal softball league and workshops for community leaders. But the new commitments just mean more time Special Agents Ty Grady and Zane Garrett have to spend apart when they’re happily exploring how to be more than by-the-book partners.

Then the latest spate of crime explodes in their faces—literally—throwing the city, the Bureau, and Ty and Zane’s volatile partnership both in and out of the office into chaos. They’re hip-deep in trouble, trying to track down bombers and bank robbers in the dark with very few clues, and the only way to reach the light at the end of the tunnel together requires Ty and Zane to close their eyes and trust each other to the fiery end.

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Genre: Mystery/Suspense
Length: Novel

The Zero Knot by K.Z. Snow

October 14, 2011

Will Jess and Mig fight for their relationship in time? The Zero Knot by K.Z. Snow, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Eighteen-year-old Jess Bonner is casting off pretense—and, with it, some friends from his past who aren’t particularly trustworthy. In just a few months he’ll be starting college, and it’s time for him to admit the truth: he’s gay, not bi, and only one of his old friends holds any kind of real interest for him. When Dylan Finch, aka Mig, follows his lead and puts some distance between himself and the old crowd, he and Jess give in to a mutual attraction that’s been building for years.

But navigating a fledgling relationship isn’t easy for beginners, and forces they can’t seem to control keep tripping them up: sexual appetite, personal insecurities, fear of discovery, and more. They need clarity. They need courage. Just as they’re on the verge of finding both, a vindictive act of jealousy sends one of them to jail. All their hard-won victories are in danger of falling to dust. And the only way to save what they have is to recognize it for what it is… and fight for its integrity.

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Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novel

Talker’s Graduation by Amy Lane

October 12, 2011

Will Talker and Brian finally get their happily-ever-after? Talker’s Graduation by Amy Lane, now available from Dreamspinner Press.

Book Three of the Talker series

When you get past the basics of survival, what next? Brian Cooper recovered from the attack that almost killed him, and Tate Walker faced down his own demons. Now all that’s left is… each other. Growing up together and growing into their love is everything but easy.

Talker’s eternal optimism and Brian’s quiet faith just might be able to conquer the obstacles, big and small, in their way—as well as overcome the complications of having all their dreams come true.

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Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novella

Life Begins at Forty by Jessie Blackwood

October 12, 2011

Will Jack and Ifan’s secret relationship survive outside threats? Life Begins at Forty by Jessie Blackwood, available from Dreamspinner Press.

Sequel to Per Ardua

After months of physiotherapy, Group Captain Jack Ratigan has regained some of the mobility lost in plane crash at the end of World War II. But six years later, he still requires the care of his cousin’s butler, Ifan—who is also Jack’s secret lover. In an era when homosexuality is an imprisonable offence, they have to maintain the utmost discretion or risk prosecution.

Insecurities, outside attacks, and misunderstandings are close to tearing Jack and Ifan apart: Jack’s impending middle age, an act of violence in their house, a letter threatening the close-knit community Jack now calls home—and the detective inspector from another jurisdiction investigating a similar unsolved case. The threat of exposure is growing, and for their love to survive, Jack and Ifan must determine who their true friends are—and if they are strongest together or apart.

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Genre: Historical—European
Length: Novella