We're looking for experienced romance writers to create plot outlines for our line of gay dark fantasy romance novels and novellas. By fantasy, we mean alternate worlds and magic, not paranormal romance. GOT not Twilight. Books are targeted at 30,000 or 50,000 words, but longer lengths may become requested in the future. Outlines should be about 10% of that, or 3K or 5K words.
We'll start by having you pitch us three rough story sketches, which we will pay for under a separate milestone. If we like them, we'll ask you to write up one or more into the full outlines.
We're offering$0.013 USD per word for the full outlines, to START. This is basically a paid test to see if you know your stuff, can follow directions, and can turn in work on time. If all goes well, and your outline is solid, we can consider a raise in pay.
Please note this is NOT an entry level, beginner position. We've noted INTERMEDIATE level on the job post, but we'll happily pay more for an EXPERT professional writer/storyteller. If you're a superstar, we'd love to shovel more money your way.
What's a superstar? Someone who understands deadlines (!), can summarize a great romance with amazing characters in 3,000 words, and knows how to structure an outline so a writer can follow it without gaps, inconsistencies, or plot holes. You must have experience in both the fantasy and romance genres (separately is OK) and you MUST be a good, solid professional writer. Ghostwriting opportunities also exist for the right person.
We're looking for tight, conflict-heavy plots, engaging characters with a lot to lose, and HEA or HFN endings. These stories are dark and dramatic, with lots of emotion and situations that really push the characters to their limits. We want to make our readers laugh, cry, swoon, and immediately go searching for the next book. If that happens, there will be lots and lots of repeat work with raises along the way.
Please attach a sample outline. We need to be able to see if you know how to structure a plot and create a riveting romance with convincing fantasy elements. If you don't have a sample, we can pay you $10 to create one to satisfy this requirement.
Thanks for reading all the way to the end! If you have any questions, please let us know. We look forward to reading your work!
March 4, 2018
I am looking for a mix of experience and value