Gather.Com’s romance writing contest sponsored by Simon & Schuster, Borders and Gather.com has whittled 500 manuscript submissions down to twenty-five semi-finalists. You can read the second (and the first) chapters of the semi-finalists and rate which one you like the best until October 8, 2007.
Some of these books are going to need serious title overhaul because “Bear Country” doesn’t inspire me to even click to read the chapter but neither do the standard romance landia titles grab me either like “Enchanting the Earl“. I’m interested in reading General Counsel (although I am sure that is a very dull title to most others) and The Wolf Huntress. Safe Sex and Home Repair by poster laughsing makes me hope that it is really, really funny.