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    Where to Sell Your Novel/Story

    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

    Avon/HarperCollins
    Large Press/Print
    Standard Royalty: 8% of list
    Guidelines: http://www.harpercollins.com/imprint...uidelines.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

    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&ty pe=gen&mod=Core+Pages&gid=7F623735BC6548ADA400EDEB F235C8E4"http://www.bakerbooks.com/ME2/Audiences/dirmod.asp?sid=9FC2E1F4E2464E5EADE1430BB2DF94E0&ty pe=gen&mod=Core+Pages&gid=7F623735BC6548ADA400EDEB F235C8E4

    Ballantine/Ivy/Knopf/Fawcett
    Large Press/Print
    Standard Royalty: 6% - 8% o flist
    Guidelines: 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

    Barbour & Co.
    Romance Novellas
    Small Press/Print
    Standard Royalty: 2.5% of list
    Guidelines: 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

    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/articlepag...=538&chapter=0

    Black Lace Romance
    UK/Small Press/Print
    Standard Royalty: Unknown
    Guidelines: 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...0Material.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

    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

    Dorchester/Leisure
    Large Press/Print
    Standard Royalty: 4% - 6% of list
    Guidelines: 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/Cont...OpenCalls.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

    Five Star/Thorndike
    Small Press/Print
    Standard Royalty: 10% of list
    Guidelines: 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: [URL="http://www.genesis-press.com/owInfoPage.asp?idPage=6"][U][COLOR=#0000ff]http://www.genesis-press.com/owInfoPage.asp?idPage=6


    HardShell Word Factory
    Small Press/Ebook
    Standard Royalty: 30% of list
    Guidelines: 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

    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

    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

    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/findi...m?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/Publi...D484EFB3F40D86


    Mundania Press
    Small Press/Ebook & Trade Print
    Standard Royalty: 50% of net/ebook; 15% of net/print
    Guidelines: 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...guidelines.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

    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

    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/articlepag...=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-autho...delines-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/articlepag...=538&chapter=0

    Tor/Forge
    Tor Romance Imprint - paranormal & suspense
    Large Press/Print
    Standard Royalty: 8%
    Guidelines: http://us.macmillan.com/Content.aspx...orforge&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

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

    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/publishe...d=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...Site=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! Feel free to add any to this that you've discovered on your own. Good luck!
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