Mills & Boons writing contest

DVL Padma Priya

The contest is exclusive to India

Entries should have Indian element

HYDERABAD: Think of Mills and Boons and images of love-struck couples swooning over mushy love stories conjure in our minds. Now, the global leader in romance series brings to India a short story writing contest- first of its kind. The contest is aimed at reaching out to the rich Indian literary talent and providing them with a global platform, a press release stated.

The Passions short story-writing contest is exclusive to India and the winning submission will be published by Mills and Boon.

The winner will also receive a year long consultation from the Mills and Boon editorial staff as well as free laptop and diamond jewellery. Two runners up will also be selected and will receive constructive critiques as well as an editorial consultation. And it doesn’t stop here. The three finalists will also receive a year-long subscription to a M& B series.

The short stories may be set anywhere in the world. However, the entries should have an Indian element to the story either through the location, character or other devices. As with all M& B novels, the submissions must have a happy ending.

Entrants must be aged 18 years or above. Submissions should be Microsoft Word documents, double-spaced and maximum of 2000 words.

All submissions should be in English and should be received no later than 11 a.m., January 21 2009 and should be sent to: > For details, log on to >