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Cathy C
09-25-2005, 12:59 AM
NOTE: UPDATED AS OF JUNE 21, 2009. Cleaning house a bit.

As promised, here is a list of small press/large press/ebook publishers for your terrific manuscript. Where noted, the publishers are only accepting agented submissions. I'll try to keep this updated, so please let me know if any of the links don't function. Good luck with your next sale!

Atlantic Bridge Publishing
Liquid Silver Books & Molten Silver (erotica) Imprints
Small Press/Ebooks & Trade Paperback
Standard Royalty: 40% of list-ebooks; 30% of net/print
Guidelines: http://www.liquidsilverbooks.com/guidelines.htm

Avalon
Large Press/Print
Standard Royalty: 10% of list
Guidelines: www.avalonbooks.com/wrtgdl.html (http://www.avalonbooks.com/wrtgdl.html)

Avon/HarperCollins
Large Press/Print
Standard Royalty: 8% of list
Guidelines: http://www.harpercollins.com/imprints/avon/SubmissionGuidelines.aspx

Awe-Struck Books/Heat Wave Romance
(Includes Inspirational and Regency lines)
Small Press/Ebook
Standard Royalty: 35% of list (after discounts) except on sales from own site, which is 40% of list
Guidelines: http://www.awe-struck.net/asubmit/authsub.html (http://www.awe-struck.net/submissions.html)

Baker/Bethany House/Revell
Christian/Inspirational Imprint
Small Press/Print
Standard Royalty: 8% of net
Guidelines: "http://www.bakerbooks.com/ME2/Audiences/dirmod.asp?sid=9FC2E1F4E2464E5EADE1430BB2DF94E0&type=gen&mod=Core+Pages&gid=7F623735BC6548ADA400EDEBF235C8E4"http://www.bakerbooks.com/ME2/Audiences/dirmod.asp?sid=9FC2E1F4E2464E5EADE1430BB2DF94E0&type=gen&mod=Core+Pages&gid=7F623735BC6548ADA400EDEBF235C8E4 (http://%22http://www.bakerbooks.com/ME2/Audiences/dirmod.asp?sid=9FC2E1F4E2464E5EADE1430BB2DF94E0&type=gen&mod=Core+Pages&gid=7F623735BC6548ADA400EDEBF235C8E4%22%3Cu%3E%3Cf ont%20color=%22#0000ff%22%3Ehttp://www.bakerbooks.com/ME2/Audiences/dirmod.asp?sid=9FC2E1F4E2464E5EADE1430BB2DF94E0&type=gen&mod=Core+Pages&gid=7F623735BC6548ADA400EDEBF235C8E4%3C/font%3E%3C/u%3E)

Ballantine/Ivy/Knopf/Fawcett
Large Press/Print
Standard Royalty: 6% - 8% o flist
Guidelines: http://www.randomhouse.com/BB/bpgmail.html#submit (http://www.randomhouse.com/BB/bpgmail.html#submit)

Bantam/Dell/Spectra
Large Press/Print
Standard Royalty: 8% of net
Guidelines: Agented only

Barbour & Co.
Inspirational Imprint: Heartsong Presents
Small Press/Print
Standard Royalty: 8% of list
Guidelines: http://www.barbourbooks.com/pages/writersguide.aspx (http://www.barbourbooks.com/pages/writersguide.aspx)

Barbour & Co.
Romance Novellas
Small Press/Print
Standard Royalty: 2.5% of list
Guidelines: http://www.barbourbooks.com/pages/writersguide.aspx (http://www.barbourbooks.com/pages/writersguide.aspx)

Bella Books
Lesbian Romance
Small press/Print
Standard Royalty: Searching
Guidelines: Unable to find on site. Found "contact page" that will probably require you to email them. http://www.bellabooks.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=ADS_CF&Store_Code=bella (http://www.bellabooks.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=ADS_CF&Store_Code=bella)

Berkley/Jove
Category Imprints
Large Press/Print
Standard Royalty: 4% - 8% of list
Guidelines: Agented only

Berkley/Jove
Single Title Imprints
Large Press/Print
Standard Royalty: 6% - 8% of list
Guidelines: Agented Only

BET Books/Arabesque/Kimani/Sepia (now imprints of Harlequin)
Large Press/Print
Standard Royalty: 4% - 6% of list
Guidelines: http://www.eharlequin.com/articlepage.html?articleId=538&chapter=0

Black Lace Romance
UK/Small Press/Print
Standard Royalty: Unknown
Guidelines: http://www.virginbooks.com/contact.php (http://www.virginbooks.com/contact.php)

Black Velvet Seductions
Small Press/Ebook & Trade Paperback (coming)
Standard Royalty: 50% of list-ebooks sold on site; 50% of net-ebooks sold elsewhere; 10% of list-print (after discount)
Guidelines: http://www.blackvelvetseductions.com/Submit%20Material.html

Brown Skin Books
Multi-Cultural Erotica
UK/Small Press/Print
Standard Royalty: 1500 fee/novels; 150-200/stories; doesn't appear to pay subsequent royalties except on subsidiary right sales
Guidelines: http://www.brownskinbooks.co.uk/guidelines.htm (http://www.brownskinbooks.co.uk/guidelines.htm)

Cerridwen Press (Mainstream imprint of Ellora's Cave)
Small Press/Ebook & Trade Paperback
Standard Royalty: 40% of net/ebook; 7.5% print
Guidelines: http://www.jasminejade.com/t-writerscircle.aspx

Champagne Books
Small Press/Ebook & Trade Paperback (mass market coming soon)
Standard Royalty: Searching
Guidelines: http://www.champagnebooks.com/submissions.htm

Cobblestone Press
Small Press/Ebook
Standard Royalty: Searching
Guidelines: http://www.cobblestone-press.com/submissions.htm

Crescent Moon Press
Small Press/Ebook
Standard Royalty: Unknown
Guidelines: http://www.crescentmoonpress.com/submissions.html

D C Thomson
My Weekly Story Magazine
UK/Scotland/Magazine
Stories/Novellas of sweet, contempory and/or historical romance with mystery (think Mills and Boon, but shorter)
30K-35K in length
Payment terms: 200 on acceptance
Direct queries, which include synopsis and 3 chapters (3,000 words/approx.) to: Dorothy Hunter, DC Thomson and Co., Ltd., Albert Square, Dundee Scotland DD19QJ

Delacorte/Random House
Large Press/Print
Standard Royalties: 8% of list
Guidelines: Agented only

Dial Press
Large Press/ Print (Trade Paperback)
Standard Royalties: Searching
Guidelines: Agented only

DiskUs
Small Press/Ebook
Standard Royalty: 40% of list
Guidelines: http://www.diskuspublishing.com/submission.htm (http://www.diskuspublishing.com/submission.htm)

Dorchester/Leisure
Large Press/Print
Standard Royalty: 4% - 6% of list
Guidelines: http://www.dorchesterpub.com/Dorch/SubmissionGuidlines.cfm (http://www.dorchesterpub.com/Dorch/SubmissionGuidlines.cfm)

Draumr Publishing
Dangerous Curves Imprint (BBW--including lesbian--romances)
Small Press/POD Print
Standard Royalty: Searching
Guidelines: https://www.draumrpublishing.com/submissions.php

Eirelander Publishing NEW! Opening 10/09
Small Press/ebook
Standard Royalty: Unknown
Guidelines: http://eirelanderpublishing.com/ContestsandOpenCalls.aspx

Ellora’s Cave
Single Title
Small Press/Ebook & Trade Print
Standard Royalty: 40% of net/ebook; 7.5% print
Guidelines: http://www.ellorascave.com/writing.asp

Ellora’s Cave
Anthologies/Novellas
Small Press/Ebook & Trade Print
Standard Royalty: varies by number of authors
Guidelines: http://www.ellorascave.com/writing.asp

Fiction Works
Small Press/Ebook
Standard Royalty: 30% of list
Guidelines: http://www.fictionworks.com (http://www.fictionworks.com/)

Five Star/Thorndike
Small Press/Print
Standard Royalty: 10% of list
Guidelines: http://www.gale.cengage.com/pdf/imprints/fivestar/08SubmissionsGuidelines.doc (http://www.gale.cengage.com/pdf/imprints/fivestar/08SubmissionsGuidelines.doc)

Genesis Press
Indigo/Tango Two/Black Coral racial-interracial Imprints
Small Press/Print
Standard Royalty: 6% of "invoice"
Guidelines: http://www.genesis-press.com/owInfoPage.asp?idPage=6 (%22http://www.genesis-press.com/owInfoPage.asp?idPage=6")


HardShell Word Factory
Small Press/Ebook
Standard Royalty: 30% of list
Guidelines: [URL]http://www.hardshell.com/custom.aspx?id=8

Harlequin
Category Imprints
Large Press/Print
Standard Royalty: 4% - 6%
Guidelines: http://www.eharlequin.com/articlepage.html?articleId=538&chapter=0 (http://www.eharlequin.com/articlepage.html?articleId=538&chapter=0)

Harlequin/HQN/Luna/Mira/Red Dress Ink
Single Title Imprints
Large Press/Print
Standard Royalty: 7% - 8%
Guidelines: Note: HQN/Luna/Mira agented only. Red Dress Ink accepting only queries. http://www.eharlequin.com/articlepage.html?articleId=538&chapter=0 (http://www.eharlequin.com/articlepage.html?articleId=538&chapter=0)

Harper-Collins/Morrow
Large Press/Print
Standard Royalty: 8%
Guidelines: Agented Only (except Avon, above)

Hatchette Book Group
Faithwords Inspirational Imprint
Large Press/Print
Standard Royalty: 8%
Guidelines: Agented Only

Headline Book Publishing
Little Black Dress Imprint
UK/Medium Press/Print
Standard Royalty: Unknown (but looking)
Guidelines: We are looking for well-written, contemporary, romantic fiction with structured plots and great characters. The word count should not exceed 80,000 words.
If you would like to submit your novel to us, please send us the first three chapters together with a synopsis, printed on single sided A4 paper, double spaced and in Times New Roman 12 point. Please also include a stamped, self-addressed envelope if you would like us to return your material after consideration, to: Catherine Cobain, Editor, Little Black Dress, Headline Book Publishing, 338 Euston Road, London NW1 3BH.

Highland Press
Small Press/Ebooks (Trade Paperback-coming soon)
Standard Royalty: 30% of list
Guidelines: http://highlandpress.org/submissionguidelines.htm

Howard Publishing
Inspirational Imprint
UK/Small Press/Print
Standard Royalty:
Guidelines: Now a division of Simon & Schuster- Agented only

Imajinn
Small Press/Ebook
Standard Royalty: 8% of list
Guidelines: http://www.imajinnbooks.com/guidelines.htm (http://www.imajinnbooks.com/guidelines.htm)

Juno Books
Small Press/Print
Standard Royalty: 8% of List
Guidelines: http://www.juno-books.com/guidelines.html
(Note: While this publisher accepts fantasy romance, their books are SHELVED in fantasy, like Luna.)

Keene Publishing/Moo Press
Small Press/Print
Standard Royalty: Searching
Guidelines: http://www.keenebooks.com/subs.php

Kensington/Zebra/Dafina
Large Press/Print
Standard Royalty: 6% - 8.5%
Guidelines: http://www.kensingtonbooks.com/finditem.cfm?itemid=14298

L & L Dreamspell New!
Small Press
Standard Royalty: Unknown
Guidelines: http://www.lldreamspell.com/Guidelines.htm

Linden Bay Romance
Small Press/Ebook & Trade Paperback
Standard Royalty: Searching
Guidelines: Presently closed for submissions, but watch for reopening soon http://www.lindenbayromance.com/submissions.html

Little, Brown
YA Romance Imprint
Large Press/Print
Standard Royalty: 8%
Guidelines: Agented Only

Loose ID
Small Press/Ebook & Trade Paperback
Standard Royalty: 35% of cover price on ebooks sold through their own website, 50% of net on ebooks sold through distributors. One year option on print rights
Guidelines: http://www.loose-id.com/submissions.aspx

Loveland Press
Small Press/Print
Standard Royalty: Unknown
Guidelines: Agented only

Medallion Press
Large Press/Print
Standard Royalty: 6% - 8.5%
Guidelines:

Moody Publishers
Inspirational Romance
Medium Press/Print
Standard Royalty:
Guidelines: http://www.moodypublishers.com/Publishers/default.asp?SectionID=7DBC91EEDCDB487DBBD484EFB3F4 0D86


Mundania Press
Small Press/Ebook & Trade Print
Standard Royalty: 50% of net/ebook; 15% of net/print
Guidelines: http://www.mundania.com/submissions.php (http://www.mundania.com/submissions.php)

New American Library (NAL)/Dutton/Signet/Onyx/Accent
Large Press/Print
Standard Royalty: 6%
Guidelines: Agented only

New Concepts Publishing
Novels & Novellas/Small Press/Ebooks & Trade Paperback
Standard Royalty: 9.5% - 40% ebook; 4% - 11% print
Guidelines: http://www.newconceptspublishing.com/submissionguidelines.htm

Pocket
Large Press/Print
Standard Royalty: 8%
Guidelines: Now Agented Only

Razorbill
YA Romance Imprint of Penguin
Large Press/Print
Standard Royalty: Searching
Guidelines: Agented Only--except for open submissions, which are announced from time to time here (http://us.penguingroup.com/static/html/aboutus/youngreaders/razorbill.html)

Red Rose Publishing NEW!
Small press/ebook
Standard Royalty: Unknown
Guidelines: http://redrosepublishing.com/bookstore/submissions.php

Red Sage Publishing
Small Press/Print
Standard Royalty: Still searching
Guidelines: http://www.eredsage.com/Submissions-sp8.html (http://www.eredsage.com/Submissions-sp8.html)

Samhain Publishing
Small Press/Ebook (Trade Paperback coming soon)
Standard Royalty: 40% of list
Guidelines: http://www.samhainpublishing.com/submissions

Secrets
Romantic erotica novellas
Small Press/Print
Standard Royalty: Searching
Guidelines: http://www.eredsage.com/Submissions-sp8.html

Severn House
UK/Small Press/Print
Standard Royalty: Unknown
Guidelines: Agented only

St. Martin’s Press
Large Press/Print
Standard Royalty: 8%
Guidelines: Agented only

Silhouette
Category Imprints
Large Press/Print
Standard Royalty: 6%
Guidelines: http://www.eharlequin.com/articlepage.html?articleId=538&chapter=0

Simon & Schuster
Touchstone Books & Downtown Press imprints
Large Press/Print
Standard Royalty: 8% mass market; 10% hardback
Guidelines: Agented Only

Sourcebooks
Casablanca imprint
Large Press/Print
Standard Royalty: (searching for)
Guidelines: http://www.sourcebooks.com/our-authors/romance-fiction-submission-guidelines-2.html

STARbooks Press
Gay/Lesbian/Transgender romance
Small Press/Trade Print
No Advance
Standard Royalty: Varies
Guidelines: http://www.starbookspress.com/submission.php

Thomas Nelson
Love Inspired Christian Imprint
Medium Press/Print
Standard Royalty: Searching
Guidelines: Agented Only


Steeple Hill
Love Inspired Christian Imprint
Medium Press/Print
Standard Royalty: 6%
Guidelines: http://www.eharlequin.com/articlepage.html?articleId=538&chapter=0

Tor/Forge
Tor Romance Imprint - paranormal & suspense
Large Press/Print
Standard Royalty: 8%
Guidelines: http://us.macmillan.com/Content.aspx?publisher=torforge&id=255

Torquere Press
Hard Liquor Pulp Fiction - NEW imprint for 2008
Gay/Lesbian erotic romance
Small press/ebook
Standard Royalty: 35% on ebook sales on the Torquere site, 25% on distributor sales, and 8% on print books
Guidelines: http://www.torquerepress.com/submissions/guidelines.html (http://www.torquerepress.com/submissions/guidelines.html)

Treble Heart Books
Small Press/Ebook & Trade Print
Standard Royalty: 40% of list, ebook; 15% - 35% of net, print
Guidelines: http://www.trebleheartbooks.com/files/Submissions_Guidelines.pdf


Tyndale Books
Christian/Inspirational Romance
Medium Press/Print
Standard Royalty: Searching
Guidelines: http://www.tyndale.com/faq.asp?id=2

Urban Christian
Christian/Inspirational Romance
Medium Press/Print
Standard Royalty: Searching
Guidelines: Now agented only

WaterBrook Press/Shaw Books
Inspirational Imprint of Random House
Large Press/Print
Standard Royalty: Searching
Guidelines: Agented Only

Whiskey Creek Press
Standard Royalty:
Guidelines: http://whiskeycreekpress.com/submissions.shtml (http://whiskeycreekpress.com/submissions.shtml)

The Wild Rose Press Not new, but new to this list for some reason. Oops. My bad...
Small press/ebook
Standard Royalty: Searching
Guidelines: http://thewildrosepress.com/publisher/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=33&Itemid=44

Woman's World
Short Stories (800 words)
Standard Royalties: $1,000 flat for story
Guidelines: Fiction editor is Johnene Granger - They pay $500 for the Solve It Mysteries and $1000 for the 800 word romances. Woman's World will consider unsolicited queries, articles, photos, etc. that are sent to: Woman's World, Editorial Department, 270 Sylvan Avenue, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632. Material not accompanied by a self addressed stamped envelope will not be returned. Woman's World accepts no obligation to return material.

Zondervan Books
Inspirational Romances
Medium Press/Print
Standard Royalty: Searching
Guidelines: http://www.zondervan.com/Cultures/en-US/Company/Policy/Submission.htm?QueryStringSite=Zondervan

Zumaya Publications
Small Press/Ebooks
Standard Royalty: Searching
Guidelines: http://www.zumayapublications.com/guidelines.php



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That should keep you all busy for awhile! :D Feel free to add any to this that you've discovered on your own. Good luck!

Robin Bayne
09-25-2005, 03:46 AM
Nice job on the list! I can vouch for Treble Heart Books, which is my current publisher. :)

Jenny
09-26-2005, 05:44 AM
Thanks, Cathy.

Sonarbabe
09-26-2005, 05:39 PM
Thanks, Cathy! Since my agent went poof on me, I have to go back to the drawing board and this will REALLY help! :)

chicagogal
10-03-2005, 04:32 AM
hi cathy, i really appreciate your lessons and list of romance publishers. had trouble getting guidelines from treble and wonder if there is a new address, guidelines on another website. I may make it yet into this fun and challenging arena. thanks again. chicagogal.

Poppy
10-18-2005, 09:24 PM
Cathy,

I was just browsing and noticed that the link to Treble Heart Books doesn't work. I figured out what it is. The link has Submissions_Guidelines when it should be Submission_Guidelines. Lose that "s" before the underscore and it should work.

Great job you're doing here. You're tempting me to try writing romances. :)

Cathy C
10-18-2005, 09:31 PM
Thanks for spotting that, Penelope. Got it fixed now! :)


Feel free to try your hand --- it's just a really, REALLY long greeting card... ;)

reph
12-18-2005, 10:46 AM
The link for Medallion Press goes to "Not Found."

Cathy C
12-18-2005, 08:39 PM
Ah! They seem to have reworked the site and have gone to a "frame" setup. But there's a clear link for Submissions on the top bar, so I'll just redo the link to the main page. Thanks for noticing, reph! :kiss:


Also removing LTDBooks from the list, since they've now gone under.

jbayley
01-19-2006, 07:10 AM
Has anyone ever heard of DC Thomson? Do you have submission guidelines?

Oh! And Severn in agented only :)

Cathy C
01-19-2006, 06:48 PM
Hi, jbayley! Thanks for bringing this market to my attention! :Hug2: DC Thomson publishes a weekly magazine called "My Weekly Stories" which contains romance/drama/mystery novellas for the UK/Scottish market. It has a good circulation and selected stories from the collection are published in hardbound annually. Payment is 200 pounds for 30-35K sweet, contemporary or historical romances. I've posted the guidelines above! I was also able to find the on-line guidelines for Black Lace, a UK erotica publisher.


Anytime anyone hears of a new market, please let me know here and we'll keep updating the list! :)

pdr
01-20-2006, 04:40 AM
DC Thomson actually publish several magazines and newspapers. The four of interest to romance writers are 'The People's Friend' and 'My Weekly' and their Story Collections.

The P's F and My Weekly are weekly women's magazines and have around 5-7 short stories per issue. You can get excellent guidelines for these strictly sweet markets.

DC Thomson also produce 4 every month of a small paperback novel the 'My Weekly Story Collection' and 2 a month of 'The People's Friend Story Collection'. You need to read them as there are subtle difference between the two and you will need a Scottish/British connection in your story. Length around 35,000 words - 128 pages.

If you write with an s.a.e they will send you very helpful guidelines but do read what they publish as these editors know exactly what they want. If you can approach them sounding very professional and non-precious about your work they will often ask you for rewrites. I had to rewrite a recent short story submission four times before it was exactly what they wanted!

Also once they know you you will be able to submit by e-mail to a specific editor and that is very quick and helpful.

Cathy C
01-20-2006, 07:08 PM
Valuable information from one in the know! Thanks so much for sharing, pdr! :Hug2:

kristie911
02-21-2006, 11:49 AM
Cathy (and everyone!),

Here is the link for Kensington's submission information...just scroll down about halfway.

http://www.kensingtonbooks.com/finditem.cfm?itemid=676

Cathy C
02-21-2006, 07:09 PM
Thanks, kristie! :Hug2: I'll update the list.

Josie
04-07-2006, 07:26 AM
Thanks Cathy and pdr for your input on D.C. Thomson in the U.K.

I'm having some trouble getting the actual publications, but hope the problem will improve in the near future.

Here I am again with my usual question: pdr: does People's Friend and My Weekly accept their longer stories in first person or third person or both?

Thanks for your help :)

jbayley
05-05-2006, 10:47 PM
Has anyone heard of Headline? I think they are UK - part of Hodder & Stoughton. The recently bought to eHQ chums...but I have no clue this side of the pond. The imprint is Little Black Dress -- any clues on submissions?

Josie
05-05-2006, 11:31 PM
Jenna said;
Has anyone heard of Headline? I think they are UK - part of Hodder & Stoughton. The recently bought to eHQ chums...but I have no clue this side of the pond. The imprint is Little Black Dress -- any clues on submissions?

Yes, I've heard of Hodder & Stoughton, and also Headline. Up here in Canada I see their books in our bookstores. I'm planning to submit to several U.K. markets, when I have something suitable to submit.

My knowledge of the markets there is probably not much than yours?

Where did you hear about this, as I'm interested...and please explain your statement "The recently bought to eHQ chums..." ??
Sorry I don't understand.

It sounds exciting to me .:D

jbayley
05-06-2006, 01:14 AM
To explain: I am the typo queen. 2 of my friends from eHQ sold to them in the last month :D

Josie
05-16-2006, 11:49 PM
Hey Jenna and everyone::D

In reply to a new imprint called "The Little Black Dress", I wrote to someone at Header and here's the email I received today....that's all I got...

Hope that helps though it's not much in the way of guidelines. I think I'll write to this editor again and ask for some more details....

here it is:
Thank you very much for your enquiry into Little Black Dress - an exciting new imprint publishing enjoyable romances written with the modern girl in mind. We are looking for well-written, contemporary, romantic fiction with structured plots and great characters. The word count should not exceed 80,000 words.
If you would like to submit your novel to us, please send us the first three chapters together with a synopsis, printed on single sided A4 paper, double spaced and in Times New Roman 12 point. Please also include a stamped, self-addressed envelope if you would like us to return your material after consideration.
Many thanks,
Cat Cobain
____________________
Catherine Cobain
Editor, Little Black Dress

Headline Book Publishing
338 Euston Road
London NW1 3BH

Tel: 020 7873 6091
Fax: 020 7873 6124


One of the things I wonder about is the word "girl"....hmmm...the age of the heroine could be very young

Toni1953
10-25-2006, 02:45 PM
Do any of those publishers also accept paranormal romantic suspense? That's what I'm working on now.

Cathy C
10-25-2006, 07:25 PM
Most of the major publishers have a paranormal line (suspense is often implied...) In this month's Romantic Times, the following publishers have books in the paranormal romance review section:

Berkley Sensation
Jove (a Berkley imprint)
Ballantine (which reminds me--I don't have a spot for them on the list. I'll look around)
Zebra
Love Spell (a Dorchester imprint)
Leisure (a Dorchester imprint)
Brava (a Kensington imprint)
Avon
Pocket
Tor
Triskelion
Ace

author_martina
02-22-2007, 07:30 PM
Any advice for submitting either queries or manuscripts ... given all the guidelines are met and so furth what can you really do to make your proposal stand out?

Josie
05-17-2007, 10:13 PM
Cathy:

While searching through sites for publishers, with respect to romance publishers--I know Mills & Boon is part of Harlequin which you have on the list I found

http://www.millsandboon.co.uk/

The site is one I completely forgot. Is it one you can put on your list? It is really Harlequin Romance etc. but those manuscipts go to the UK now...and the international venues look so different.

:) Josie

oops, plus I have a few pages of guidelines which they emailed me as an attachment, I can look for them and email them to you if you like.

author_martina
05-17-2007, 11:12 PM
Sure if you wouldn't mind I would really appreciate it. Hopefully the better researched I am the more productive a proposal I can make... I hope!!

Josie
05-18-2007, 02:25 AM
All right. I'm going to try to forward this attachment on this reply, but it might not work. If it doesn't, then busy Cathy will have to give me a clue on how to do it. Or I guess I could forward it to her. Hmm

Stay tuned!!

Nope it isn't working. So please be patient.

:) Josie

author_martina
05-18-2007, 04:58 PM
If it would be easier you could email it to me at author_martina@hotmail.com

triceretops
07-08-2007, 12:23 PM
I think that Juno qualifies for this list. They are an imprint of Prime, and very well established.

Tri

Glenda
07-10-2007, 10:08 PM
Do you have a link to Juno so we can check out their web site?

Josie
07-10-2007, 10:43 PM
Here's the website for JUNO

http://www.juno-books.com/

The site looks great to me and so do the books, though I haven't read any of them. Being in Canada, I see they are sold in our bookstores, and there's plenty of them.

What's the opinions?

Cheeers, Josie

pepperlandgirl
07-11-2007, 12:56 AM
Well, I know of at least two very fantastic books in Juno's catalogue....

ETA: Make that "three." I know of at least three fantastic books...

Stacia Kane
07-11-2007, 01:03 AM
I know of one, which is Pepper's, and one that is the result of my typing away, which I sure hope people like...:)

Josie
07-11-2007, 02:40 AM
Hey Pepper:

What is the name of your novel with Juno?

It looks like a very interesting publisher. I can't find anything about their royalties, etc.

Guess I'll have to write the editor.

Cheers, Josie

pepperlandgirl
07-11-2007, 03:37 AM
Our first book with Juno is Chasing Silver, which is one of the four novels they're releasing as a mass market paperback. Paula has also accepted its sequel, Touching Silver.

I don't remember the royalty rate, but they do pay a $500 advance.

Josie
07-11-2007, 06:00 AM
Fantastic. A couple of successful writers!! and I was there! :)

Chasing Silver won't be out at the bookstore here until Sept.1/07.

It looks good. I shall be sure to purchase it.

I've never tried time travel to write myself so I am intrigued to see yours.

:)

Glenda
07-11-2007, 07:39 AM
Thanks Josie for the link.

Glenda
07-24-2007, 05:19 AM
Cathy, I have tried to pull up the submission guildlines for Treble Heart Books, but it is not coming up. Have they changed their policies?

pepperlandgirl
07-25-2007, 12:04 AM
The royalty rate for Juno is 8% on the cover price.

Stacia Kane
07-25-2007, 12:50 AM
The royalty rate for Juno is 8% on the cover price.

Is that on trade and mass market? I think the terms may be different for different people.

pepperlandgirl
07-25-2007, 01:33 AM
Could be. Our terms is 8% on trade and mass market.

ZannaPerry
07-25-2007, 06:22 AM
I still need to write my first big novel, but I have written several romantic short stories. Can those be published??

pepperlandgirl
07-25-2007, 06:48 AM
I still need to write my first big novel, but I have written several romantic short stories. Can those be published??

Depends on what you're looking for. I know epublishers will buy shorter stories.

HoosierCowgirl
07-25-2007, 06:23 PM
Hey, thanks for the list! Who knew my stuff *might* work at Avalon :D

Ann

JulesJones
07-25-2007, 11:38 PM
I think we can declare Amatory Ink dead -- the website's been AWOL for months.

Loose Id terms -- 35% of cover price on ebooks sold through their own website, 50% of net on ebooks sold through distributors. One year option on print rights -- I'll need to dig out my contract to see what the % is on print books, but it's on cover price.

Toni1953
08-14-2007, 07:49 PM
Also Whiskey Creek Press...www.whiskeycreekpress.com

Josie
10-21-2007, 06:54 AM
Cathy: I believe you have a new novel out this month?
Looks good. Congrats.

I've tried to bring up Tor's guidelines as per your web address for Publisher's Guidelines, but it doesn't work

Cheers, Josie

Cathy C
10-21-2007, 06:56 PM
Ah! Right you are, Josie. Tor just launched a new website and I haven't changed the guidelines addy. Will do so right away. Thanks! :)

Cathy C
11-25-2007, 11:12 PM
Remember that there's a vast difference between "net" and "list." "Net" means that the royalty is applied after the costs of the publisher are deducted from the price. Let's look at two scenarios:

Cerridwen says they pay 40% of net. Let's take a novel that costs $4.99 on their site and say that website maintenance for that novel's page is $.50 per book, cover art is $.50, advertising is another $.30, payroll/salary for the owners and freelance editors is $.50, equipment rental for computers and such is another $.25 per book. All of these costs are perfectly reasonable costs of doing business for the publisher and the contract states that each author agrees to pay them. What does that leave? The "net" price of the book is $2.94, of which the author receives 40%, or $1.18 per sale. Now, that's not all that bad---provided the author is fairly clear on what constitutes the fees/costs withdrawn from the list price. I wouldn't sign any net contract unless I either had a conversation with the publisher about that, or limited the costs to a fixed percentage of the list price, because let's face it . . . almost ANYTHING can be deemed to be a "cost of doing business." How many of us deduct on our taxes for dining out with clients, attending conferences, hotel, airfare, etc.? How about late fees when paying bills or high interest rates on credit cards? All "costs of doing business" if a publisher isn't reputable and chooses to include them. What can happen is that instead of a $2.94 net price, it's a $.94 net price, of which the author receives half.

That's not to say that Cerridwen isn't completely reputable, because they are and their costs strictly relate to the costs to produce THAT ONE book--from what their authors have related to me. But understanding how "net" works is valuable to an author. You always have to think on your toes when signing your name to a long document.

On the other hand, the 8% paid by larger commercial publishers is based on LIST price, or the price on the book's cover. So, a $6.99 book will give the author $.56 per sale. No deductions, no changes.

But $40K to $50K per book isn't completely realistic, either. Most romance novels work out to be from $12K to $18K per title, depending on the subgenre and the popularity of the author.

I know epub authors who make excellent money. I know print pub authors who make so-so money, and vice-versa. They're two halves of a whole, so choosing between them isn't merely an issue of who pays more. A good commercial print publisher and a good commercial epublisher wind up paying about the same in reality. The smaller epubs are similar to a small print press. They don't have as much exposure to the public, so while they pay okay royalties, the number of sales aren't high.

Just remember to always think in terms of "net" versus "list" when you're considering numbers. :)

Josie
11-26-2007, 02:50 AM
Thanks Cathy. You've opened my eyes more.

I knew about the net but not to the degree you're explaining...
and now the list price ...
that was the word I was looking for.

It would be nice to be an Harlequin author but then as you say that varies depending on the subgenre and the popularity of the author?
That does seem fair doesn't it? As it depends on sales made?

Cheers, Josie :)

Josie
11-26-2007, 03:55 AM
Oops, I had another question for you, Cathy :)

ie: HQN mainstream:

Looking at the eharlequin.com site there is a definite variety in some of the list prices of the HQN mainstream novels.

Is that because of the popularity of the author or the subgenre?

Thanks.

Cathy C
11-26-2007, 07:08 PM
No, it's generally based on the length. More word count = more pages = larger cover stock and quantity of paper = higher list price. :) Short category romances sell for less than the HQN line, because they're normally 100K and over, versus the 75-90K of the short category novels. Although, in some cases, they'll raise the list price on a REALLY popular author because they know people will pay it. Nora Roberts could command a higher price than, say, Jane Smith's debut novel.

But normally it's based on the size.

Josie
11-26-2007, 09:29 PM
Thanks, Cathy :)

I didn't realize until after I sent you that question that you are probably going back to working on a wip.

I appreciate your time.

Cheers, Josie

Josie
01-22-2008, 07:19 AM
Thanks for the update on the submission list, Cathy.

On checking what's new with Avon I found the site there is not
working.

Here's the address:

http://www.harpercollins.com/footer/avonGuidelines.aspx

Cheers, Josie :)

CweeTrix
04-12-2008, 06:12 AM
Hi..

I tried the Avon/Harper Collins link and the page wasn't found?

Could you advise, please?

Thank you!

Josie
04-12-2008, 06:19 AM
Did you mean the website I gave doesn't work? It does for me...
or do you mean the email address doesn't work?

If you don't see it, look at the very bottom I think and it's there.

Or was the email address rejected when you sent an equery?

Toni1953
04-12-2008, 07:54 PM
Most of the major publishers have a paranormal line (suspense is often implied...) In this month's Romantic Times, the following publishers have books in the paranormal romance review section:

Berkley Sensation
Jove (a Berkley imprint)
Ballantine (which reminds me--I don't have a spot for them on the list. I'll look around)
Zebra
Love Spell (a Dorchester imprint)
Leisure (a Dorchester imprint)
Brava (a Kensington imprint)
Avon
Pocket
Tor
Triskelion
Ace


Mine would probably be considered "sexy paranormal mystery". Would any of the above publish something like that?

Josie
04-12-2008, 10:00 PM
I don't mean to be stupid but

does "sexy paranormal mystery" mean romance also? somehow your term maybe should have romance, I think.

Cathy C. would know best.

I was rejected (what's new) from Kensington because there wasn't enough romance in my paranormal mystery and I called it a paranormal mystery romance. It was heavy on the mystery.

:)

Cathy C
04-13-2008, 02:33 AM
Berkley Prime Crime does a lot of paranormal mysteries---sexy and not. I'd try them. But you need to CALL it a paranormal mystery when you query an agent (Berkley is agented only.)

CweeTrix
04-13-2008, 09:46 AM
Did you mean the website I gave doesn't work? It does for me...
or do you mean the email address doesn't work?

If you don't see it, look at the very bottom I think and it's there.

Or was the email address rejected when you sent an equery?

When I click the given link below the Avon/Harper Collins heading - towards the top on the first page to read up on their guidelines.. it says, 'Sorry, page not found...'

??

Josie
04-13-2008, 10:14 AM
http://www.harpercollins.com/footer/avonGuidelines.aspx

The above website is the only one I have...and it's the one that
shows all the guidelines regarding Avon different romance genres.

CweeTrix
04-13-2008, 10:19 AM
Ok, that worked! It's different to the link on the first page though.. very odd.. the one on the first page reads http://www.harpercollins.com/template .. something, I think..

triceretops
04-13-2008, 10:34 AM
Cathy, I was wondering if you might know who was appropriet for a paranormal thriller with heavy romance. It's basically a werewolf story. The romance element is about 50% of the storyline.

Tri

Josie
04-13-2008, 11:01 AM
Cweetrix:

Great! I'm so glad I sent you the right website for guidelines
and submissions.

Good Luck.

Cheers Judi :)

Cathy C
04-13-2008, 10:34 PM
Cathy, I was wondering if you might know who was appropriet for a paranormal thriller with heavy romance. It's basically a werewolf story. The romance element is about 50% of the storyline.

Tri

Have you tried the Tor line yet? 50% is about what they're looking for (which is why we have a happy home there! :) )

triceretops
04-13-2008, 10:41 PM
Ah, thanks. Good to know what Tor accepts. They're on my list now.

Tri

Canadian_Linz
04-15-2008, 01:18 AM
Thanks for the list, Cathy C. I have a question. Did Woman's World change the guidelines for the short romances? Didn't the word count used to be 1100 words? Thanks.

Stlight
04-16-2008, 05:27 AM
clicking error, my bad

Patricia Jeanne
04-24-2008, 04:22 AM
I'm new to this community and have appreciated the postings and learned much. Has anyone here published with The Wild Rose Press? They have accepted a rosette of mine approximately 3,000 words for the Vintage Line. I'd appreciate knowing what anyone's experiences have been with TWRP. And I believe the word count for Woman's World fiction is now 900 words as of 2 yrs. ago. Hope this helps the writer who asked the question. Thanks for any help. Pat

Jersey Chick
04-24-2008, 04:45 AM
There's a whole thread for Wild Rose - here you go: http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=90620&highlight=wild+rose

I'm one of a handful of AWers who writes for Wild Rose, btw. Congrats on the acceptance! :D

Patricia Jeanne
04-25-2008, 03:48 AM
Thank you so much, Jersey Chick, for the helpful link to the discussion on WRP and thanks also for the congrats. I live over the river in Phila.

boobey1
04-28-2008, 03:35 AM
I can appreciate the fact that Publishers prefer submissions made by agents. But what do you do when you have no agent? That is my delima. I recently completed my first novel and I have no agent. I welcome suggestions.

Josie
04-28-2008, 03:50 AM
There, for one, is loads of information at

eharlequin.com

Depends what you've written. A lot of women's fiction/romance publishers don't need you to have an agent.

And last but certainly not least :::
Look at the top here for the list of publishers Cathy has kindly put on this thread Romance/Women's Fiction.

Hope that helps. Argh I'm procrastinating, kick me :whip: oh yes the whip is good.

PattiTheWicked
06-26-2008, 05:24 PM
Hi Cathy! I wanted to pass this publisher along your way for the list, if you see fit: Triple Crown Publications (http://www.triplecrownpublications.com/index.php). They're based out of Columbus, and are fairly small... however, they get their books into Big Chain Bookstores. Their specialty is gritty hip-hop urban fiction, and I can tell you that at the Big Chain Bookstore where I work, we can't keep their stuff in stock. It's HUGELY popular.

While I realize it doesn't fit the mold of traditional romance novels, much of their line is "urban romance" -- it's a market that's been pretty much ignored in the publishing industry until recently. As I mentioned, though, it's huge.

They also work heavily with bookstores and authors to do promotional events, and they push their authors heavily with radio and tv spots that reach their target demographic. I've met several of their authors, and they all seem really pleased with TCP.

AnneWhitfield
08-19-2008, 04:33 AM
Hi,
I was just checking the list and I think Mardi Gras (sp?) has folded.

triceretops
08-19-2008, 06:06 AM
Just wondered if anyone has had any trouble with contact with the Luna editor. My agent, after several followups, has been hearing crickets. Luna actually asked for my manuscript many moons ago. Is she swamped or something?

Tri

Josie
08-19-2008, 07:13 AM
Hey Tri:

Why don't you investigate about Luna at eharlequin.com

It has been very quiet hasn't it.

Josie

triceretops
08-19-2008, 07:33 AM
Thanks, Josie, I think I'll do that. Yep, been very quiet. It's been over nine months, so I think I'm screwed. I might nudge though.

Tri

Irysangel
08-19-2008, 10:06 PM
Did you send to Tracy Farrell or Mary Theresa Hussey? MTH used to be over Luna, but moved off of it about a year ago, I think.

I could have sworn there was a new name heading Luna, too (not Tracy) but I could be wrong.

triceretops
08-19-2008, 10:20 PM
My agent definitely said it went to Mary. And that's weird news. I might try a followup nudge with the other editor. Something's goofy somewhere. My agent is reporting zero contact at Luna.

Tri

Irysangel
08-20-2008, 01:29 AM
Mary-Theresa is a high level editor, I think. Don't quote me. I just checked her PM page and she's still editing the Luna line, but is no longer the acquiring editor. I have no idea if that helps/hurts your submission:

http://www.publishersmarketplace.com/members/matrice/

Good luck!

triceretops
08-20-2008, 01:48 AM
I think that might explain the mixup. Apparently, it might not have changed hands in the eight months that it's been there, or got buried somewhere. I sent Tracy a brief email to see if she has it in her records, or if it's still on the reading roster.

Thanks for that.

Tri

Josie
08-20-2008, 01:49 AM
Tri:

It has been my experience with Harlequin and most of the big publishers that if in doubt what is happening, you should or your agent should really phone them in New York, explain this to the person who answers the phone, and then very likely they will know who to put you through to.

I think you should do this now. The telephone is the best way to go as far as I'm concerned. Perhaps you should do it, rather than your agent.

Good luck. Keep us posted.

Cheers, Josie :)

CCE
09-22-2008, 03:47 AM
Thanks Cathy for this list - even though I am not looking for a publisher (very content with the one I have currently), it is good to know what other publishers offer and expect. It both keeps us on our toes and helps to enforce decisions.

Thanks again for all of your hard work!

Cathy C
11-18-2008, 07:29 PM
I was informed that the link to Avon was old. It's updated now. Please keep me updated on any other links that fail. I haven't had as much time to keep up with this since starting my new job. Thanks! :e2flowers

Bubastes
02-01-2009, 06:42 AM
I heard about this new romance magazine called New Love Stories. Here's a link to the guidelines. They pay $300 per 3000-5000 word story:

http://www.newlovestories.com/submissions.html
http://www.newlovestories.com/wrgu.html

necia phoenix
04-24-2009, 10:25 PM
The Tor link and the samhain link are not working.

http://www.samhainpublishing.com/submissions <-----is the correct Samhain link

http://us.macmillan.com/Content.aspx?publisher=torforge&id=255#ctl00_cphContent_ctl30_lblQuestion <-----------is the correct Tor link.
:)

PassionateBlond
04-28-2009, 04:54 AM
I've been making an awful lot of money selling
my books MYSELF on Amazon Kindle.

I keep a huge percentage of the money
by uploading them directly to Mobipocket.com
and Amazon Kindle Store!


These two books in particular have become
huge hits on Amazon Kindle.

Cathy C
04-28-2009, 05:36 PM
Thanks, estermish. Have updated links.

AND!! There's a new print pub entering the romance market, accepting direct submissions, so sharpen those queries, ladies & gents! SOURCEBOOKS is seeking several kinds of romance. Pop to the top to take a look at what they're looking for.

jensoko
04-28-2009, 06:16 PM
Cathy, et al, if this is the same Sourcebooks as I think, the editor Deb Werksman has recently been judging several RWA chapter contests. Maryland Romance Writers' contest has her listed as final judge for historicals (deadline June 2). Lone Star Writers has her as final judge for Fantasy/futuristic/paranormal (deadline June 6). Celtic Hearts has her as final judge for "Celtic" (deadline May 15). I do believe all these contests are open to non-RWA members as well--it may be a chance to get your stuff in front of Ms. Werksman.

Cathy, I hope you don't mind me posting this info here. I didn't see an RWA contests thread and thought the info would be useful and appropriate. If it isn't, I apologize--please feel free to move/delete/edit.

Jensoko

wannawrite
05-12-2009, 12:26 AM
Cathy,

I just found this thread, and wanted to tell you 'thanks' for taking the time to compile it. It's already been very helpful. Thanks, again!

Cathy C
05-12-2009, 05:05 AM
You're very welcome. Hope you find the right home for your stuff. :)

Lainey Bancroft
05-26-2009, 06:19 AM
Hi Cathy, I linked to this thread in 'Bewares and Backgrounds' and one reader there considered the list too out dated. http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=104091&page=7 Apparently By Grace and Mardi Gras are defunct and Linden Bay Romance now belongs to Samhain. He also mentioned numerous new publishers are missing. I can't begin to follow up on all of them--nor can you be expected to--but I thought I'd toss the links to my publishers that are not currently on the list.

The Wild Rose Press(accepts numerous mainstream romance genres, as well as having a seperate site 'The White Rose Press' for inspirational romance and yet another site for erotic romance, The Wilder Rose Press) http://thewildrosepress.com/publisher/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=33&Itemid=44
digital and trade paperback of books over 65 k.

Amira Press http://www.amirapress.com/shop/ Erotic, paranormal, multi-cultural. Check them out.

Siren/BookStrand Publishing http://www.bookstrand.com/index.html Accepts pretty much every romance genre and heat level going for e-publication (over 65K to print) as well as being a 'distributor' for other publishers (Harlequin, Kensington, Amira Press)

K. Taylor
05-26-2009, 02:55 PM
Linden Bay got sold to Samhain? Well, I'm not surprised....My friend, who co-started LB, had a hell of a time parting ways with them and getting the money owed her. She now co-owns and runs Alinar Publishing.

Cathy C
06-22-2009, 04:47 AM
Updated links and added/subtracted publishers. Feel free to let me know who I've missed. I'm sure there's a few... :o

Sorry to be so long doing this, but it takes a big chunk of time.

Robin Bayne
06-22-2009, 09:25 PM
Lainey, yes, By Grace has closed up shop.

HippieGirl
08-10-2009, 05:54 AM
Great post - very helpful! Thank you!!! I hope to get an agent for MS #2

Maggie Dove
09-13-2009, 07:47 AM
Fantastic list, but you left out Eternal Press which is a fantastic publisher!


Angel of Windword by Maggie Dove to be released by ETERNAL PRESS
October, 2009!

e-book ETERNAL PRESS
paperback AMAZON

www.maggiedove.net (http://www.maggiedove.net)

Maggie Dove
09-13-2009, 07:51 AM
Fantastic list, but you left out ETERNAL PRESS, which is a fantastic publisher!


ANGEL OF WINDWORD to be released by ETERNAL PRESS - 10/07/09

e-book ETERNAL PRESS
paperback AMAZON.COM

www.maggiedove.net

brainstorm77
03-18-2010, 12:24 PM
The Tyndale link is not working and Bethany House only takes agented subs.

brainstorm77
03-24-2010, 04:59 AM
Fantastic list, but you left out ETERNAL PRESS, which is a fantastic publisher!


ANGEL OF WINDWORD to be released by ETERNAL PRESS - 10/07/09

e-book ETERNAL PRESS
paperback AMAZON.COM

www.maggiedove.net (http://www.maggiedove.net)

Long thread on this publisher in the bewares section.

Deb Kinnard
03-24-2010, 06:47 PM
Tyndale also will only work with you if they request a proposal at a conference, or if you're agented.

mariedees
03-30-2010, 09:40 PM
Just a quick note. Both Awe-Struck and Hard Shell Word Factory were acquired by Mundania Press, who also owns Phaze Books. This means that authors with any of the lines are in-house for any of the other lines. It opens up submission possibilities a bit.

*RomanceWriter*
09-03-2010, 12:02 AM
I recently signed on with Evernight Publishing. They take all types of romance. The books aren't going on sale until October, but they're actively looking for submissions.
Great to work with and amazing cover art.

http://www.evernightpublishing.com

I also don't see my other publisher on the list: Siren-Bookstrand. They're quite large now and take all heat levels of romance.

http://www.bookstrand.com

bunny-gypsy
06-05-2011, 10:04 PM
Thank you, Cathy C (and everyone else on this thread) for the list! :)

I didn't realize the many possibilities of e-books.

I've always liked sweet m/m stuff (and am thinking of writing some), and I rarely saw anything like that in my nearest bookstores. The only m/m books I can find are Japanese yaoi manga/Light Novels (and, sadly, fanfiction, lol!). :D

brainstorm77
06-05-2011, 10:23 PM
Thank you, Cathy C (and everyone else on this thread) for the list! :)

I didn't realize the many possibilities of e-books.

I've always liked sweet m/m stuff (and am thinking of writing some), and I rarely saw anything like that in my nearest bookstores. The only m/m books I can find are Japanese yaoi manga/Light Novels (and, sadly, fanfiction, lol!). :D

Many e pubs do take various heat levels. Most should specify it in their guidelines. Good luck! :)

Jupiter
10-24-2011, 10:52 PM
Hi
Just to let you know that the guidelines for My Weekly Story Collection (My Weekly Pocket Novels) have changed since the original post.

Their required length is now 50,000 words and they pay 300 for First Cheap Paperback Rights.

Submissions should be sent to Maggie Seed at the D.C Thompson address.

No royalties are paid.

After publication, the novella can be offered to a large print publisher (e.g Ulverscroft) for library distribution. The large print publisher will pay around 400 for the large print rights.

Books borrowed from libraries in the UK will earn the author approx 0.06 per lend.

I think quite a few authors will then put their novellas on Amazon as ebooks.

They will go for sweet romances, kissing is great but nothing more explicit than that.

I haven't subbed to D.C Thompson myself ( I can never stop at just kissing :D) but those who have seem to speak highly of them.

girlyswot
11-17-2011, 06:08 AM
Entangled Publishing have a regularly updated Wish List (http://www.entangledinromance.com/category/wish-list/) and Call for Submissions (http://www.entangledinromance.com/category/call-for-submissions/) on their website. Heather Howland has also been tweeting calls for short romance stories (10-15,000 words) with Christmas/winter/holiday themes. You need to submit as soon as possible and definitely before the end of November. Details here (http://www.entangledinromance.com/2011/11/02/call-for-submissions-10k-15k-word-flirt-shorts/).

girlyswot
01-09-2012, 04:17 PM
Just to add that Entangled have launched a romantic suspense line, Dead Sexy. Submission guidelines here (http://www.entangledpublishing.com/submission-information/dead-sexy-submission-guidelines/).

Dash
02-16-2012, 02:01 AM
Hello Absolute Writers!

We're sharing news about Crimson Romance, a new imprint from Adams Media. Our wonderful line of smart and sexy romances launches in June, and will be available in both eBook and print. Crimson will feature five popular subgenres: romantic suspense, contemporary, paranormal, historical, and erotic romance (spicy but romantic).

We're looking for terrific new voices and engaging romantic tales, with a focus on full-length novels. Submission info and guidelines here:

http://www.adamsmedia.com/call-for-submissions

We're accepting manuscripts now, and can't wait to roll out the books. Hope you join us!

Cassie Knight
03-01-2012, 11:55 PM
Hi all!

To follow up with Crimson Romance's announcement, I thought I'd share that I did an interview with them here:

http://seejanepublish.wordpress.com/2012/02/22/industry-interview-crimson-romance-by-cassiel-knight/

My interactions with them have been wonderful, and I wish them much success.

Moderators - hopefully, I didn't err but maybe this will be snipped and moved?

girlyswot
03-11-2012, 04:51 AM
Entangled have recently announced new paranormal and historical romance category lines. They now have four category lines:
Indulgence (contemporary romance)
Dead Sexy (romantic suspense) (http://www.entangledpublishing.com/submission-information/)
Covet (paranormal romance) (http://www.entangledinromance.com/2012/03/06/introducing-covet-our-new-paranormal-category-line/)
Scandalous (historical romance) (http://www.entangledinromance.com/2012/03/09/love-can-be-scandalous/)

All heat levels are accepted for all lines, except erotic romance.

They also publish single title romance, short stories and novellas and are actively acquiring!

brainstorm77
04-01-2012, 08:26 PM
I thought this might be of interest for some here: http://www.evernightpublishing.com/anthology-call/

Deadline: April 20, 2012

brainstorm77
04-01-2012, 08:28 PM
Evernight Publishing also has special lines: http://www.evernightpublishing.com/special-lines/

Silver-Midnight
04-02-2012, 09:58 AM
I thought this might be of interest for some here: http://www.evernightpublishing.com/anthology-call/

Deadline: April 20, 2012

Thanks for the info on their anthology. I was trying to see when they would do another one. I don't know if I'll make this one though. :ROFL:

brainstorm77
04-05-2012, 10:43 PM
A little birdie told me that Evernight is actively looking for more M/M. http://www.evernightpublishing.com/pages/Submissions.html

brainstorm77
04-05-2012, 10:44 PM
Thanks for the info on their anthology. I was trying to see when they would do another one. I don't know if I'll make this one though. :ROFL:

Keep checking back. They've done a few of them and my guess is that there will be more.

Silver-Midnight
04-06-2012, 04:44 AM
Keep checking back. They've done a few of them and my guess is that there will be more.

Yeah. I see. I see more of their Special Lines lately though, as far as Submission Calls go. I know that they publish a lot of Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy stuff.

Silver-Midnight
04-16-2012, 02:11 AM
Are there any other anthology/special line calls going on? I haven't been able to find any.

Personal Prose
04-18-2012, 06:13 PM
Congratulations to everyone for your recent sales. I can't imagine the feeling of getting that first call.

brainstorm77
05-03-2012, 10:10 PM
http://www.evernightpublishing.com/anthology-call/ <---- The details are there and the deadline is June 15, 2012! :)

Silver-Midnight
05-06-2012, 10:22 AM
Entangled Publishing currently has two Calls for Submissions if anyone is interested:

http://www.entangledinromance.com/2012/05/04/call-for-submissions-guilty-pleasures-flirts/

http://www.entangledinromance.com/2012/05/04/call-for-submissions-when-in-rome-ever-afters/

brainstorm77
05-18-2012, 09:10 PM
http://www.evernightpublishing.com/halloween-anthology-call/

:)

san_remo_ave
06-29-2012, 07:52 PM
Just wanted to let everyone know that Aurora Regency (an imprint of Musa Publishing (http://musapublishing.com/)) has an open call for submissions. All lengths of traditional Regency romance.

For more info:
http://www.auroraregency.blogspot.com/2012/06/open-call-for-submissions.html

FWIW, I'm also now editing for this line.

san_remo_ave
08-05-2012, 08:28 PM
Special Call Theme: Valentine's Day
Genre: Traditional Regency Romance
Submissions close: September 15, 2012

Although the first known connection of Saint Valentine's Day to the notion of romantic love dates back to a poem written by Chaucer in 1382 and the earliest surviving Valentine dates back to the Duc d'Orleans' to his wife in the 15th century, it was during the Regency era that the Valentine really took off!

Most Regency Valentines were hand made and sometimes embellished with real lace and ribbons, enterprising printers and factories began to produce limited runs of paper Valentines with pre-printed illustrations and verse. In 1797, The Young Man's Valentine Writer even offered suggestions on prose. The Year's Festivals (http://books.google.com/books?id=mYHUAAAAMAAJ&pg=PP15&dq=The+Year's+Festivals+helen+philbrook+patten+val entine's+day&hl=en&sa=X&ei=l5AYULu2I4ag9QS4_oHoAQ&ved=0CDMQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=The%20Year's%20Festivals%20helen%20philbrook%20p atten%20valentine's%20day&f=false) by Helen Philbrook Patten offers a glimpse of Valentines verse from 1812.

Do you have a Regency hero dying to try a little Valentine verse on the object of his affection? A heroine who received an anonymous Valentine and is desperate to know who the anon is? Or a clever matchmaker itching to use the power of Valentine's Day to bring two erstwhile lovers back together?

Aurora Regency is seeking submissions for Valentine's Day themed Regency romance for our 2013 release schedule. Submissions close on September 15, 2012.

Submissions must be:
* Between 5,000 to 120,000 words in length. Yes, we publish short stories, novellas and full-length novels!
* Traditional Regency romance only, which means sweet. No pre-marital sex, and the bedroom door is firmly closed.
* We will consider reprints to rights reverted stories.

To query, please send the following to submissions@musapublishing.com:
* A query letter including the word count of your story and note that it is for the Valentine's Day special call.
* A full synopsis of your story and the first twenty pages of your manuscript embedded in the email (paste it into the body of the email).

Please address all queries to Elaine Golden and include "Aurora Regency" and the title of your manuscript in the subject line.

Aurora Regency is an imprint of Musa Publishing. For more information, please visit us at www.musapublishing.com

Karen Junker
09-18-2012, 12:25 AM
I have a friend who is writing a paranormal romance with one heroine who ends up with two heroes -- not sure yet what the heat level will be. Can anyone point me to the print and e-pubs who publish triads or love triangles?

Pterofan
09-18-2012, 01:11 AM
Siren publishes both MFM and MMF menages and multiples with either HEA or HFN. They like paranormal, especially shapeshifters. They're an epublisher, but anything over (I think) 40,000 words will get a print version.

www.bookstrand.com (http://www.bookstrand.com)

Filigree
09-18-2012, 01:11 AM
I know Loose Id does, Karen.

gingerwoman
10-29-2012, 02:29 PM
I have a friend who is writing a paranormal romance with one heroine who ends up with two heroes -- not sure yet what the heat level will be. Can anyone point me to the print and e-pubs who publish triads or love triangles?
Most digital first publishers who publish erotic romance publish these and they are usually called menage.

WriterWho
05-17-2013, 07:48 AM
Hi Romance Writers!
My publisher, Escape Publishing, a Harlequin Australia imprint (http://www.escapepublishing.com.au/), is aggressively seeking submissions. I can tell you that Kate Cuthbert is super friendly and professional - and quick with response times. If you are interested in publishing with a fine company, and have a polished story, you should peruse this link. If you do sub to them, feel free to say Scarlett sent you.

Call for Submissions (http://escapepublishingblog.wordpress.com/2013/05/17/call-for-submissions/)

rhetoric by rosalie
07-29-2013, 03:45 AM
Nice trailer for your book Scarlett. Looks intriguing.

Cathy C
02-28-2014, 01:56 PM
Question ported to the Beware & Background check forum (http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=286152)