Liz Bailey sent me this, which might interest those of you working on romance novels:
Author Elizabeth Bailey is now offering a mentoring service to help unpublished novelists achieve publication standard. Liz's credits include 18 historical romances with Harlequin Mills & Boon and a modern mainstream lite lit novel that made the Booker list in 2005. She has read and critiqued for the Romantic Novelists' Association New Writers' Scheme as well as running annual arts festival workshops and seminars for over 15 years. Actress, theatre director, playwright and experienced teacher as well as novelist, Liz is now doing editorial assessments for writers alongside writing historical crime. More details on her services from Liz at email@example.com
And while we are on the subject of Mills & Boon, note they have a new competition out. See here for details. Open to all unagented writers who've not yet published a novel.
So dig out your romance, get Liz to critique it, then send it off to the M&B competition! And good luck!