I came across submission guidelines for the Summerside Press series “Love Finds You” and I think we here at 7A4K1F should consider submitting.
The guidelines, in part, read thus:
In the fall of 2008, Summerside Press™ launched the Love Finds You™ fiction series, which features inspirational romance novels set in actual cities and towns across the United States. […] Additionally, each story in the series should make a clear connection to the name of the town in which it is set. For example, a story titled Love Finds You in Revenge, Ohio might feature revenge as a central theme.
So, let’s get started! I’ll send them a query letter for a truly moving love story. I could set it in…oh, let’s see…it should be someplace evocative…
I know! We’ll set in Flushing, NY.
Dear Ms. Meisel:
Latrina Seward, a home-owner in Flushing, NY, finds herself pursued by John, a plumber. She’s just dumped her boyfriend (a real snake) after years of being #2 in his affections. He frequently told her to pipe down, and that “on a scale of one to ten, you’re an eight.”
On New Year’s Eve, John helps Latrina handle a plumbing disaster and then stays to watch a bowl game. Latrina resists John’s charms, not wanting anything she considers a ball and chain in her life. Unflappable, he lets his charm overflow into her heart, but she doesn’t think this augurs well.
Over time, Latrina becomes privy to the details of John’s past, and they fall in love. By the light of a quarter moon, John and Latrina decide to take the plunge and get married.
I have enclosed three sample chapters, which I’m sure will make you immediately think of Flushing.
I also have a romance between an accountant and a collections agent, set in Billings, Montana.