The honeymoon period never lasts for long. Romance literature requires the start of a new flame and new desires by breaking down the routines and everyday comforts of the protagonist. The mystery genre replicates suspense by interrupting normalcy with something a miss. Action-Adventure narratives often incorporate the adventurer’s life being turned upside down by an inexplicable event. Brides, Grooms, and Honeymoons wants stories that shatter relationships. How do marriages dissolve into some of the most bitter, hate-fueled conflicts? What lies underneath the end of peace within all types of bonds one promised never to break? Open to submit between September 1- September 15 11:59PM EST
FICTION, POETRY & NON-FICTION IDEAS
We’d love to see the following but encourage you to not treat these as prompts:
- Star-crossed lovers and/or newlyweds not bound by “traditional” views of romance and marriage
- Investigators solving crimes of passion
- Love not attached to people but towards the State, the Earth, and so on
- How has literature, science, etc. shaped our understanding of love and devotion?
TWO GENRE EXAMPLES