Special Series Guidelines

Please note: These series guidelines are in addition to the general guidelines that apply to whichever imprint your submission fits, so please also familiarize yourself with our general guidelines as well.

Easter Lilies

Christmas Extravaganza

Passport to Romance

Destination Romance


Easter Lilies

2016 Defining Scripture for Easter Lilies is: Song of Solomon/Songs 4:10 "How much better is your love than wine, and the fragrance of your perfumes than any spice!"

Easter Lilies is our annual special release. Each year, one Easter Lilies story will be released on each day of the Easter Triduum. (Yes, only three stories per year.)

Submission Guidelines:

  • Easter Lilies are historical or contemporary romances. In addition to adhering to the guidelines for the White Rose imprint, the following is also necessary:
  • The defining Scripture for the year must be used as a basis for the story. (This scripture will change each year on October 1st)
  • Stories should be between 15,000 and 25,000 words.
  • Both the hero's and heroine's points of view may be incorporated, however, we'd like these stories to be "hero-driven", so ideally, stories should focus on the hero's love developing for his heroine. These stories may be historical or contemporary, but they must be set around the Easter holiday.
  • Heroes and Heroines should be between the ages of 25 and 35.
  • In addition to using the current year Easter Lilies scripture as the reference, some symbol of the Easter Lily must also be incorporated. Easter lilies have long been a symbol of purity, motherhood, the trumpet herald of the Angel Gabriel as he visited the Virgin Mary, of resurrection, and more. (Feel free to research and use different symbols. These are listed as example only). How you incorporate any of the symbols is up to you. Whether it's an actual flower that the hero gives to the heroine (or vice-versa), or a piece of jewelry, or a spiritual experience. The use is up to you. Perhaps your hero is a Christian musician who plays the trumpet. Perhaps your heroine has lily earrings that have been passed through her family. Perhaps your hero had a "resurrection" of his faith through some experience past or present, or maybe your heroine is a mother. How you incorporate the Easter lily symbolism is up to you. It can be subtle or overt, but it has to be there.

Submissions for Easter Lilies are accepted August 1st through September 30th each year. Submissions for Easter Lilies that are received outside this time frame will be discarded without response.

Easter Lilies Special Submission form. Please do not use our regular submission form.


Christmas Holiday Extravaganza

Extravaganza titles are novelette to novella length stories (between 15,000 and 25,000 words) to fill twenty-four special slots each Christmas season. Stories may fit either the White Rose Publishing (romance) or the Harbourlight Books (general fiction) imprint, but must have a Christmas theme. Submissions must be received on or before 1 May of each year in order to be considered for that year's Extravaganza.

Stories must be Christian fiction, may be contemporary or historical, and may fall under any subgenre (e.g. romantic suspense, sci-fi,) To submit, please use the submission form found on our website. Be sure to note: CHRISTMAS SUBMISSION on the form.


Passport to Romance™

Let’s take a trip and fall in love! Passport to Romance™ titles are contemporary romances that are set in specific locales and feature a special set of objects. (Check out the Location/Object table below for specifics).

Passport to Romance™ feature chic heroines who are sparkling, confident, open for adventure—and who are a perfect match for a contemporary alpha male who has a zest for life, a thirst for God, and who likes an intelligent woman who can hold her own.

Set in exotic locations around the world, these stories offer the contemporary Christian reader adventure, vivacity, romance and faith.

Passport to Romance™ key elements:

  • Heroines must be between the ages of 22 and 35.
  • Heroes must be between the ages of 22 and 39.
  • Settings and objects must be chosen from within the Passport to Romance™ guidelines found below.
  • Hero or Heroine, or both must’ve traveled to the location of the story (He/She must’ve needed a passport to arrive at the story setting.)
  • Regular guidelines for White Rose Publishing also apply
  • Word length: 30,000-35,000 words
  • Please query only completed stories

An Important Tip:

We created the Passport to Romanceseries to for a two-fold reason: to give readers a taste of overseas and to stir the creative juices of authors. We encourage authors to research the chosen location so that the cultural flavor of the location can be infused into the story. Also, we want to encourage authors to think outside the box when considering ways to incorporate the object prompts. If the location is the Arctic Circle and one of the objects is Hibiscus in Winter, don’t be discouraged! Rather, consider alternatives to the conventional bush blooming in the garden. Hibiscus in Winter might be the name of the heroine’s favourite musical band or book—or poem. A hibiscus could arrive in winter when a plane carrying hibiscus bushes crashes or dumps its cargo for some reason, or because the hero knows a the hibiscus is the heroine’s favourite flower and so carries one with him as he arrives from Hawaii.

Location/Object Table for Passport to RomanceSubmissions. When you're ready, use the regular submission form to submit. BE SURE TO Note "Passport to Romance" in the Special Series box and to fill in the Location/Objects.

Required

Objects

City

(if "anywhere" you may pick a city within the specified Country)

Country

A pair of gloves

A fascinator (headdress/hat)

A black kitten

Buenos Aires

Argentina

A fancy dessert

An outdoor clock

Ballet shoes

Sydney

Australia

A famous painter (can be fictional)

An apron

A guitar,

Melbourne

Australia

A formal event (party,ball,cotillion etc.)

A family secret

An emerald necklace

Rio de Janeiro

Brazil

An historic building

A seashell

A special chair

Montreal

Canada

A pair of eyeglasses

A forest

A sports car

Vancouver

Canada

A diary

A walking stick

A party dress

Santiago

Chile

A crystal lamp

A wooden chest

A special poem

Beijing

China

A favorite candy

A large fireplace

Feathers

Bogotá

Colombia

Afternoon brunch

A gravel road

A friendly dog

Copenhagen

Denmark

A jewelry box

A lost mobile phone

A laundry basket

(anywhere)

Dominican Republic

A doctor’s office (or hospital)

A handkerchief

A pair of doves

(anywhere)

Ecuador

A vintage magazine

A bible

A bottle of moisturizing lotion

Cairo

Egypt

A bottle of water

A ruby ring

An office chair

Alexandria

Egypt

A hamster

A box of facial tissue

A lost child

London

England

A hidden compartment

A bouquet of flowers

A child's game

Nottingham

England

An abandoned boat

A dirty shoelace

A laptop computer

Helsinki

Finland

A red sweater

An old toaster

A ripped envelope

Paris

France

A torn sheet of paper

A can of soda

A broken hair clip

Nice

France

A favourite restaurant

A dead rose

A gasoline can

Toulouse

France

The Eiffel Tower

A rotten apple

A lost portrait

Frankfurt

Germany

A spoonful of sugar

Fluffy pillows

A porch swing

Cologne

Germany

A wrong number

A black van

A new home

Athens

Greece

A lost dog

A nanny

A missing piece of a set of china

Mumbai

India

An injured wild animal

Twins

a flat tire

County Cork

Ireland

A dog theft ring

A prize-winning poodle

A spilled drink

Milan

Italy

Leather gloves

A jigsaw

A snowman

Rome

Italy

An angel

A baseball bat

A bell

Tokyo

Japan

An old guitar

A stopped clock

A coffee mug

Okinawa

Japan

A piano

A wreath

A jar of money

Guadalajara

Mexico

A fake credit card

A teddy bear

A newspaper

Casablanca

Morocco

A light in a seemingly empty home

A tennis racquet

A cowboy

Rotterdam–The Hague

Netherlands

A darkened street lamp

A polka-dot dress

A guitar on the beach

Wellington

New Zealand

A photograph swirling in the wind

Water lapping at a pier

An all-night diner

Auckland

New Zealand

An attic

An unknown caller

A snowy afternoon

Londonderry (Derry)

Northern Ireland

A Christmas Ornament

A favourite book

The tallest tree in a field

Oslo

Norway

Rush hour

A swatch of fabric

A mountain view

Lima

Peru

A faded photograph

A tailless cat

A stick of gum

Manila

Philippines

A rain storm

A broken arrow

An anklet

Krakow

Poland

A pair of child’s rain boots

An icicle

A chalkboard eraser

Lisbon

Portugal

A chewed pencil

A chipped teacup

A bloodstained carpet

San Juan

Puerto Rico

A barrel of apples

A paperweight

A photo album

Saint Petersburg

Russia

The enemy of an enemy

A cemetery

A man with hazel eyes

Moscow

Russia

An old yearbook

A Box of chocolates

A lit candle

Glasgow

Scotland

An easel

Combat boots

An ice cream cone

Edinburgh

Scotland

A Red Brooch

A basket of goodies

Coffee

(anywhere)

Singapore

A mountain

A bee hive

A bucket

Barcelona

Spain

A train

A pet carrier

A child missing front teeth

Madrid

Spain

A helium filled balloon

An abandoned building

earrings

Gothenburg

Sweden

A wig

A Mansion

A Unicorn ice sculpture

Stockholm

Sweden

Caviar

Black high heeled shoes

A Chemist

Zurich

Switzerland

A bow tie

A lawnmower

Three coins

Geneva

Switzerland

Contact lenses

A coffee mug

A recipe book

Taipei

Taiwan

Seeds

A teacup

A needle & thread

Bangkok

Thailand

A typewriter

A messy closet

A toolbox

Vatican

Vatican City

A zoo

A pen with purple ink

A pot of tea

Caracas

Venezuela

Ivy

Bandages

Loose change

(anywhere)

Wales

 


Destination Romance™

Let’s take a trip and fall in love! Destination Romance™ titles are "domestic" version of Passport to Romance™. These are contemporary romances that are set in specific locales and feature a special set of objects. (Check out the Location/Object table below for specifics).

Destination Romance™ feature chic heroines who are sparkling, confident, open for adventure—and who are a perfect match for a contemporary alpha male who has a zest for life, a thirst for God, and who likes an intelligent woman who can hold her own.

Set in the hero's or heroine's home country, these stories uphold the philosophy that "exotic and exciting" isn't synonymous with "foreign lands" and offer the contemporary Christian reader adventure, vivacity, romance and faith.

Destination Romance™ key elements:

  • Heroines must be between the ages of 22 and 35.
  • Heroes must be between the ages of 22 and 39.
  • Settings and objects must be chosen from within the Destination Romance™ guidelines found below.
  • Hero or Heroine, or both must have traveled to the location of the story (However, he/she must not have needed a passport to arrive at the story setting.) Note that as of now, all destinations are U.S. states or territories.
  • Regular guidelines for White Rose Publishing also apply
  • Word length: 30,000-35,000 words
  • Please query only completed stories

An Important Tip:

We created the Destination Romanceseries to for a two-fold reason: to accommodate the demand for the same flavours found in the overseas-set Passport to Romance™ stories and to stir the creative juices of authors. We encourage authors to research the chosen location so that the cultural flavor of the location can be infused into the story. Also, we want to encourage authors to think outside the box when considering ways to incorporate the object prompts. If the location is land-locked and one of the objects is the beach, don’t be discouraged! Rather, consider alternatives to the conventional sand by an ocean or sea. The Beach might be the name of the hero’s favourite musical band or book—or poem, etc.

Location/Object Table for Destination RomanceSubmissions. When you're ready, use the regular submission form to submit. BE SURE TO Note "Destination Romance" in the Special Series box and to fill in the Location/Objects.

Required

Objects

City

(if "anywhere" you may pick a city within the specified State/Territory)

State/Territory

A cufflink

toast

oak trees

Montgomery Alabama

A pencil holder

a water pump

a garbage truck

Juneau Alaska

A travel pillow

Indian pottery

a log cabin

anywhere American Samoa

A textbook

lip gloss

a farm truck

Flagstaff Arizona

A barometer

a scooter

eyeglasses

Sherwood Arkansas

A basket of tomatoes

a quilt

a German shepherd

San Diego California

A scented candle

repairing a roof

an electric bicycle

Durango Colorado

A box in the mail

a pot of petunias

a statement necklace

Danbury Connecticut

A grandfather clock

an umbrella

a cup of coffee

Dover Delaware

A spool of thread

a bandana

dried rose petals

Cape Canaveral Florida

A ski hat

A silver necklace

a flashlight

Atlanta Georgia

A hair brush

a fancy iron gate

a pincushion

anywhere Guam

A Staffordshire pitcher

a balloon

a walking cane

Maui Hawaii

Swans

a lantern

a rocking horse

Twin Falls Idaho

Ducks

a loaf of French bread

a tricycle

Chigago Illinois

An American flag

a crystal vase

a roll of tape

Elizabethtown Indiana

Orange blossoms

a gun

a microphone

Cedar Falls Iowa

A mystery book

a red hat

a house on a hill

Kansas City Kansas

A water pump

a pet rabbit

a birthday cake

Hopkinsville Kentucky

A sailboat

a pen holder

an owl

Baton Rouge Louisiana

An apron

work boots

a camper

Portland Maine

A coaster

a note with misspelled words

black stilettos

Emmitsburg Maryland

Eight cats

A journal

a chess set

Boston Massachusetts

A Bigfoot sighting

Flip-flop shoes

a punching bag

Flint Michigan

A bouquet of roses

A flower headband

a porch swing

St Paul Minnesota

A convertible

A paperweight

A squash blossom necklace

Clarksdale Mississippi

An herb garden

A sculpture

a wishing well

Kansas City Missouri

A leather couch

Carillon bells

a teapot

Miles City Montana

A box of gemstones

A coupon

a tape measure

Valentine Nebraska

A secret will

A motorcycle

new curtains

Henderson Nevada

A steamer chest

a ping-pong ball

waffles

Nashua New Hampshire

A lawnmower

a bonfire

an omelet

Atlantic City New Jersey

A snow cone

a violin

a patch of sunflowers

Roswell New Mexico

Wrapping paper

a silver SUV

twenty-five jelly beans

New York New York

A birthday card

an owl

a garden bed of tulips

Asheville North Carolina

A pencil

Classical music

a beach towel

Minot North Dakota

A backscratcher

a set of china

a harp

anywhere Northern Mariana Islands

A pack of gum

a serape

two peach pies

Cleveland Ohio

A beehive

fingernail polish

a pewter tray

Yukon Oklahoma

A box of crayons

a police officer

a shelving unit

Happy Valley Oregon

A sandalwood fan

a sea sponge

a framed photograph

Fox Chapel Pennsylvania

A seashell

a digital camera

a lint brush

anywhere Puerto Rico

A mill wheel

embroidered butterflies

a new computer

anywhere Rhode Island

A glass of iced tea

a siren

a pet rabbit

Port Royal South Carolina

A pair of blue jays

a wall clock

running shoes

Huron South Dakota

A blue suit

an iron skillet

a mountain range

Oak Ridge Tennessee

A Nativity scene

a scarf

a refund check

Alamo Heights Texas

A roll of nickels

a view of the forest

a turtle

anywhere U.S. Virgin Island

A rickshaw

a deck of cards

a bottle of ketchup

Salt Lake City Utah

Lace

shampoo

a shovel

anywhere Vermont

A football

geode bookends

a heart-shaped hole puncher

Shenandoah County Virginia

A secret key

a rowboat

a piglet

Ocean Shores Washington

Hair dye

tie-dye

one fly

Ravenswood West Virginia

Seven pines

a lost hammer

a gravel road

Green Bay Wisconsin

A stapler

a bowl of cherries

a hotel

anywhere Wyoming
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