Social networking for romance readers
The Festival of Romance is an annual literary convention dedicated to romantic fiction as well as a year-round online community, the UK's first, dedicated to romantic fiction. In 2012 we will be rebranding as the Festival of Romantic Fiction, launching a magazine and expanding the number of awards we administer. The Festival has a number of paid and voluntary positions available, all of which would particularly suit fans of romantic fiction.
The expected roles are outlined below and will be tailored to the skills, wishes and available time of the successful occupants. Roles involving a significant workload will be paid on a freelance basis. Voluntary roles are eligible for an honorarium.
Please email Kate Allan at firstname.lastname@example.org before 30th November outlining the role(s) of interest and the particular skills and time commitment you could bring to them. Please include your full name, address and a daytime telephone number.
Reader Awards organiser
New Talent Award organiser
Online community -
Marketing and distribution
Hi, I'd be quite happy to help out being one of the editors and/or a book reviewer.
I've been creatively writing for over 20 years and have taken the independent publishing route with my 3 novels (mainly because I enjoy being in control of my work!) I have ghost written three biographies (3rd one is in progress) and also freelanced for the NHS to produce their 'Runwell Remembered' book.
I am now the proud owner of small business 'For The Love of Books' where I sell pre-loved books, offer the above services (writing, ghost writing, editing) as well as proof reading and creative writing workshops. I'm also currently trying to get my 'in' with schools to provide inspiration to creatively write as I believe children/students gain confidence and self expression with writing.
If you are interested, please email me at email@example.com and I will be more than happy to discuss it with you.
For The Love of Books
I'd be happy to contribute features to the magazine. Ouside of my novels, I was commercial features ed for a newspaper for five years, and I've written lots of features for the Birmingham Post and The Journal magazine. Any excuse to interview interesting people!
I'd be happy to review books and to contribute features to the magazine. If nobody else wants to do it and it's not toooooo big a job, I could co-ordinate reviews. I can be an online Moderator, too.
At the actual Festival, I'd be happy to make myself useful on panels/talks/MCing, as this year.
I'd like to nominate my mum as a possible saga reviewer - she never used to read until she retired and is now reading 4-5 of the genre every week!
Only print, however, she's never going to go e-book.
have sent you an email, Kate.
Hi all, thanks for all your emails! Don't worry if you have not had a reply from me yet - it is coming.
Very happy to contribute to the magazine or do reviews. Have written professionally for over 16 years as an advertising copywriter. And have recently done a number of interviews of writers at events - Salley Vickers and Victoria Hislop most recently.
Sounds like the Festival of Romance is going from strength to strength.
Happy to help out on author panels e books next year also.
-might actually get trad published too but still think ebooks best as its quick easy and faster than waiting for publishers -
Really enjoyed the festival -it was fun as well as informative.
Could write articles for magazine from time to time.. If you think I could help in any other way let me know.