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Can you write an e-novella for us?

HKB Unlocked logoFor those dedicated twitter followers out there, you will have have seen a sneak peek of this over the weekend, but today we are officially launching our brand new digital-first imprint Hot Key Unlocked – and we need you!

This November we are releasing the first three ebook novellas in our brand new genre imprint which will target readers 16+. We’re launching a set of fun, sexy Christmas romance shorts, the first three of which are being written as we speak – Santa Baby, All I Want for Christmas and Under the Mistletoe – and we are looking for a talented writer to pen the fourth book – called Last Christmas. We’ve created a brief to make it as easy as possible for you (which was good fun to put together!) and we’re looking to see samples of writing and a short synopsis from interested writers in two weeks time.

The Unlocked list will focus on specific genres starting with romance this year, and moving on to fantasy, history and crime (amongst others) next year. We’ll even have some special Valentine’s themed steamy romances for you! In each new genre we’ll be launching a search to find new writers to join our list, so if you aren’t into writing romance, don’t worry,  hopefully there will be a genre you love writing in coming up. And watch out for some NaNoWriMo announcements coming soon too.

We’ve had a great time putting this list together, and we hope you will enjoy getting involved with it. If you don’t fancy writing for us, we’re hoping you’ll still want to try one of the stories when they come out in November and December – they’ll only be £1.99, so perfect for that impulse, one-click, purchase. We can’t wait to see what you all think of them.

A new Unlocked website will be launching soon, and it already has its own Twitter profile – @UnlockedBooks – so do come and say hi and tell us what you think. And shout at us with future genre suggestions and writers too!

For all the details you need about how to enter your work, go to our dedicated Unlocked page here, and read the news release here.

We can’t wait to read your samples!