“Do you take this woman . . . “
You are cordially invited to join Bedazzled Ink in a collaborative celebration of Marriage Equality.
We are celebrating women who are starting a life together, or are long time partners, or who’ve been together for a while and are ready to legalize their relationship.
These women can be new characters or existing characters you’ve created from other stories as long as the story revolves around the actual ceremony. Since these books are a celebration of the same-sex marriage they can be sweet, poignant, slice of life, or downright funny.
We’re not looking for formulaic romances with the angst and the requisite couple split-up for drama . . . The only hitches (besides the actual hitching) should be the realistic or funny kind—bad weather, wedding cake mishaps, getting lost on the way to the chapel . . . wherever your imagination takes you. We want the story to be more romantic than sexy.
The story can start when the couple first meets, or when they’ve been together for a while, or at the point they decide to get married, or in the middle of the wedding preparations . . . The story can be based on a real life wedding—your own wedding or the wedding of someone you know. All we ask is that there be a legal wedding at the end.
We’d like the story to be short and sweet, 30,000 to 45,000 words. It will be published as an ebook novella as well as a mass market size paperback. There isn’t a deadline. Take the time you need to write it. We understand that you are busy with other writing projects and with life.
** Important Note: A percentage of the proceeds from the sale of the book will go to Freedom to Marry, Marriage Equality USA, or to your favorite organization that promotes same-sex marriage.
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