You’r right—it would be better if you left your name off the individual pages of your manuscript (having to strip all of that information off of manuscripts would make our program administrator deservedly grumpy). Page numbers are always a good idea, and the rest is up to you! Thanks, and good luck!
For submissions, please use your real name and include your tumblr user name on your cover letter. (The judges do not see any identifying information) Pen names can always come later. Thanks for asking, and good luck!
Here’s an answer we posted previously about the ratings question. For more Summer Love Q&A’s, visit InterludePress.com and search “summer love”. Thanks for asking!
Thanks for the question… we’ve had several questions about cover letters. Here’s one outline. For more tips on submissions, go to interludepress.com and search “summer love”. Good luck!
Questions from the audience…
An anon asked: Will Kyle and Brian age at the same rate? If not, how will their lifespans differ?
This is a really excellent question, actually!
One of the most enjoyable—and I feel, unique—things about Bleeding Heart is that it takes place in a world where vampires are so newly “outed” to the world that this and many other technical questions about their existence don’t yet have definitive answers. It’s a fun dynamic to play with, because humans in this world are just starting to ask these questions and vampires, who have a loosely arranged social network and no hierarchy of leadership to speak of, are not that much more educated about themselves than humans are.
Vampires in Bleeding Heart age very slowly, and how slowly depends on a variety of factors—how old they were when they were turned, their ancestry, and the strength/age of the vampire who turns them as well as their inherent capacity for strength/power, which varies greatly from vampire to vampire. There is also always that chance of an unexpected result when a vampire is turned in this world. Sometimes you see extreme results; either a display or a lack of power that can be completely unpredictable.
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Absolutely! Our books become available for order by international audiences on the day of launch, so you should be able to order “Designs on You” from your favorite book retailer or major online book sellers already (it’s on Amazon EU, for example). Love Starved will be available in early 2015. Thanks!
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Just a reminder if you’re thinking about submitting a short story to IP’s Summer Love Anthology contest, the submission deadline is September 1st!