February is the month of love and romance here at JMR Professional Editing & Literary Services and our topic of conversation today is...romance novels!

        Believe it or not, there is a tried-and-true formula one should follow when writing effective romance....

After a brief holiday hiatus, we are pleased to announce our choice for January's Author Spotlight: Renee Desult

The following is an excerpt from her novella, The Shell. Enjoy.

“Where’d you get that?” Paul Henson gazed curiously at the remarkable little shell his son, Pe...




NOVEMBER 2, 2017



Shhhh… Murder!

Scheduled for release in late spring of next year and timed for summer reading, this anthology will feature cozy to cozy-noirstories featuring libraries and librarians....

18 Calls for Themed Submissions

Written by S. Kalekar | October 9, 2017 

These calls are for fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Themes include campfire stories, poetry on love and justice, stories about water deities and anthropomorphic sword-masters, sound and silence and...

You asked for it and here it is! Included in this post are the guidelines, submission information, and prizes for Professional Editing & Literary Service's Fledgling Writer Contest.


Submissions open on October 1st and end on October 31st.

This contest is open...

This month's featured contest is the Dead of Winter, put on by the Toasted Cheese Literary Journal.

The contest is a winter-themed horror fiction contest with a new topic/theme each year. 

Dead of Winter is open October 1 – December 21 annually.

  • Stories MUST be b...

Each month, Professional Editing & Literary Services highlights an author that we feel exhibits the exemplary skills it takes to become a successful writer.