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Romance Publishers

Last updated on August 15, 2015

Check with the Writer Beware Thumbs Down Publishing List, Preditors & Editors, and Bewares, Recommendations & Background Check

For sales information on various publishers, check Brenda Hiatt's Show Me the Money!

*Publishers RWA acknowledges are neither subsidy nor vanity presses


Abingdon Press*

201 Eighth Avenue South
P.O. Box 801
Nashville, TN 37202-0801.

Abingdon Fiction publishes stories of faith, hope, and love that encourage readers to explore life through the challenges and victories of true-to-life characters, realistic emotional journeys, and ripped-from-the-headlines action. Boasting titles from some of Christian publishing's best known authors as well as debut talent, their fiction line includes contemporary and historical romances, suspense and mystery, Amish titles and the Quilts of Love line. Whatever genre, every book they publish expresses God's enduring love and grace for all.

Abingdon only accepts fiction submissions from established agents and writers who meet with the editor at writers conferences.

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Allison & Busby

12 Fitzroy Mews
London UK W1T 6DW

Handles science fiction, romance, women's, thriller/suspense, mystery, fantasy, historical, young adult.

They only consider submissions via literary agent.

Not listed with Preditors & Editors.

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Amazon Publishing

Montlake Romance

Amazon Publishing is the full-service publishing arm of Amazon. Their mission is to invent new and better ways to connect authors and readers. We publish in print, e-book, audio, and deluxe formats, as well as Kindle Serials and Kindle Singles. From international best sellers, debut fiction, and books for kids of all ages to heart-pounding romances, high-velocity thrillers, and stunning science fiction, Amazon Publishing brings outstanding books to a global audience.

Amazon Publishing does not accept unsolicited manuscripts, proposals, or other submissions at this time.

Not listed with Preditors & Editors.

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Amber Quill Press*

P.O. Box 265
Indian Hills, CO 80454
Fax (760) 362-1928

Tracy Edward Zaber

Established 2002.

submissions@amberquill.com

Prints fiction in trade and e-book format.  Does not pay an advance.

Amber Quill Press, Amber Heat and Amber Allure, regularly welcome new submissions from talented authors in our industry. Before submitting a manuscript, please follow the formatting guidelines, and send your submission to the email address indicated.

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Ark House Press

PO Box 1321
Mona Vale NSW 1660
Australia

Ark House is happy to accept unsolicited manuscripts from new and established authors.  They publish inspirational fiction. 

All authors need to send them a proposal based on the questions provided by the ‘Book Publishing Proposal Form’.  They can be submitted online or via mail.

Not listed with Preditors & Editors.

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Avon Romance*
a division of Harper Collins

10 E. 53rd St.
New York, NY 10022
(212) 207-7000
fax (212) 207-7759

email: avonromance@harpercollins.com

Lucia Macro, Executive Editor
Erika Tsang, Editorial Director
May Chen, Senior Editor
Tessa Woodward, Editor
Amanda Bergeron, Editor
Chelsey Emmelhainz, Editorial Assistant
Nicole Fischer, Editorial Assistant

Established 1941.

Avon Impulse is the digital-first publishing imprint of Avon Books.   Currently looking for romantic suspense, super sexy contemporaries, trilogies—and beyond, historical, romance with a hook.

 Submit to them using the form on the Avon Impulse website. Submitting to Impulse is also submitting to Avon’s print program. They will give no response if they’re not interested.

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B&H (formerly Broadman & Holman)**

One LifeWay Plaza
Nashville, TN 37234

Leonard G. Goss

Established 1934.

BB&H stands behind a large ensemble of authors and artists communicating relevant messages for better living, deeper understanding, and a closer walk with God.  They publish contemporary, romance, suspense, thriller and cozy mystery.

Queries, manuscripts or requests for Writer’s Guidelines (sent electronically) may be submitted to ManuscriptSubmission@lifeway.com.

Hard copies of Writer’s Guidelines are available by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to:

Writer’s Guidelines
B&H Publishing Group
One LifeWay Plaza
Nashville, TN 37234-0188

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BBaker Publishing Group*
6030 East Fulton Road
Ada, MI 49301

Established 1939.

Baker Book House has purchased Bethany House Publishers effective 2/28/04.  As of February 28, 2003, all orders for Bethany House Publishers should be directed to Baker Book House’s customer service department at 1-800-877-2665 or orders@bakerbooks.com .

Baker Books, Bethany House, and Revell do not accept unsolicited manuscripts.  All manuscripts received will be returned to the sender without review.

If you are interested in having an editor at Baker view your work, they recommend submitting it to one of the below services.

Autonomy.com
On the web: www.authonomy.com/christian

The Writer's Edge:
On the web: www.writersedgeservice.com
Email: info@WritersEdgeService.com
Mailing address: P.O. Box 1266
Wheaton, IL 60189

Christian Manuscript Submissions
On the web:  www.christianmanuscriptsubmissions.com
Email: info@christianmanuscriptsubmissions.com

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*Revell Publishing
a division of Baker Book House

Established 1870.

For more than 125 years Revell has been publishing evangelical books for the personal enrichment and spiritual growth of general Christian readers.

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Ballantine/Bantam Dell*
a division of Random House

1745 Broadway, 18th Floor
New York, Y 10019
Fax (212) 940-7500

Kara Cesare, Excecutive Editor
Linda Marrow, Ballantine, vice president, editorial director
Kate Collins, Ballantine, senior editor
Junessa Viloria, Ballantine, editorial assistant
Shauna Summers, Bantam Dell, executive editor
JJessica Sebor, Bantam Dell, editorial assistant

They are only accepting agented material. No manuscript or proposals unless solicited directly by the editor will be reviewed. Unagented material will be returned unopened. They do not accept unsolicited manuscripts, dot matrix printing, or computer disk submissions. Please no e-mail queries.

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Barbour Publishing*

PO Box 719
Uhrichsville, OH 44683
mail: info@heartsongpresents.com

Rebecca Germany

Established 1981.

Barbour no longer accept unsolicited submissions unless they are submitted through professional literary agencies. For more information, they encourage new fiction authors to join a professional writers organization like American Christian Fiction Writers.

Heartsong Presents was purchased by Harlequin in January 2012.

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BelleBooks/Bell Bridge Books

P.O. Box 300921
Memphis, TN  38130
Fax: (901) 344-9068
E-mail: bellebooks@bellebooks.com

Deborah Smith, Acquisitions Editor
Pat Van Wie, Editor
Debra Dixon, Editor

Established 1999.

8/2011 (Courtesy of Cindi Myers))  As Belle Books, this boutique publisher opened 12 years ago, specializing in Southern fiction. More recently, they’ve started the Bell Bridge books imprint and they publish a wide variety of fiction and some nonfiction. Their list includes cozy mysteries, suspense, thrillers, inspirational, young adult, urban fantasy, romance, historical fiction and fantasy. They release as both print and e-books. The book debuts in digital format, then releases in print. They also do many subright sales. They’ve sold audio, large print and foreign language rights to many of their titles. They also reprint previously published titles. They pay 40 percent of net on ebooks. They do pay advances plus royalties. 

Deb Dixon handles YA, fantasy, horror, urban fantasy and paranormal fiction. Deborah Smith does general fiction, romance, womens, southern and literary fiction and cozy mysteries. Pat Van Wie edits suspense, thrillers and romantic suspense.   The submission requirements of each editor are available in their guidelines.

They accept both agented and unagented submissions. For more information, visit Belle Books and Bell Bridge Books. Submit via email.

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Berkley Publishing Group*
a division of Penguin/Putnam Inc.

375 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10014
(212) 366-2000

Cindy Hwang, Executive Editor
Wendy McCurdy, Executive Editor
Kate Seaver, Senior Editor
Allison Brandau, Editorial Assistant

EEstablished 1955.

Due to the high volume of manuscripts received, most Penguin Group (USA) imprints do not normally accept unsolicited manuscripts.  Please submit vai an agent.

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Black Lyon Publishing*

PO Box 567
Baker City, OR 97814

Email:  info@blacklyonpublishing.com

Kerry A. Jones

Established 2007.

Black Lyon Publishing is currently accepting submissions for all their lines. They do not pay advances.  They prefer email queries, but will accept snail mail queries. No unrequested manuscripts or file attachments please.   Send queries to queries@blacklyonpublishing.com.

The body of your email should contain your name, manuscript title, type of novel/nonfiction book, word count, a 1-2 paragraph blurb similar to what you might imagine the back cover of your book to read, and the first three paragraphs of your manuscript. (No formal synopses please.)

Looking for general fiction, romantic adventure, contemporary romance, paranormal romance, historical romance, literary love stories, ancient times romance,  Word count depends on line, from 45,000 - 100,000.  They also accept novellas of 20,000 - 40,000 words.

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Black Oak Media, Inc.

PO Box 122
Cherry Valley, IL 61016

Michael Kleen, Publisher

Not accepting submissions at this time.

Their typical contract terms include a 12% royalty, 10 free copies of your book, and 40-50% off any copies ordered by the author. Please note, due to rising costs and the changing nature of the publishing industry, they now charge a flat $125 publication fee. They do not accept all submissions and they will not charge you anything if your book is not accepted.

They accept both nonfiction and fiction titles of most genres, but they are not interested in erotica, political manifestos, or children’s (12 years and below) literature. A complete manuscript should be between 35,000 and 95,000 words.

Send a query letter, a rough outline, and one or two sample chapters to submissions@blackoakmedia.org

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Black Opal Books

Laurie Wellington, Editor

Established 2010.

At Black Opal Books, they are looking for only well-written, well-edited manuscripts. While they do provide editing and proofing, they expect your manuscript to be as polished and typo free as possible. No rough-drafts please.

 Black Opal Books will publish your book in both paperback and eBook format. Royalties start at 45%—for both eBook and print and go as high as 70%!

They accept all romance genres, including paranormal and erotic, as well as YA, Women's Fiction, Chick Lit, Historicals, Mysteries, and Thrillers.  They also accept limited non-fiction.  They accept unpublished works, as well as previously-published works—as long as the rights have reverted back to the author.

They are NOT looking for children's books, screenplays, or poetry at this time. BLACK OPAL BOOKS currently has two categories of story length for fiction: Novella: 15,000 - 45,000 word count Novel: 45,000 & up.

All submissions are by electronic means ONLY.   Use submission form to contact them.

Not listed on Preditors & Editors

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Blushing Books

977 Seminole Trail, # 233
Charlottesville, VA

submissions@blushingbooks.com

Pays an advance and royalties.   Not listed with Preditors & Editors.

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Bold Stroke Books*

P.O. Box 249        
Valley Falls, NY 12185
518-753-6642   
Fax: 518-753-6648

Sandy Lowe, Senior Editor
Cindy Cresap, Consulting Editor

Established 2004.

Bold Strokes Books offers a diverse collection of LesbianGayBiTransQueer general and genre fiction. BSB genre fiction includes all romance sub-genres as well as action, adventure, crime, mystery/intrigue, and speculative fic (sci-fi/fantasy/horror).

Submit a cover letter and an entire manuscript only using Microsoft Word ® .doc or .rtf with the entire document in one file to submissions@boldstrokesbooks.com.  Word counts range from 20,000 - 130,000.  They offer an advance and royalties.

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Breathless Press

Editors:
Shyla Colt
Haleigh Rucinski
Sally Mander
Megan Martin
Tasha Taylor

Breathless Press is an eBook and print publisher actively looking for submissions.  They are looking for romance, erotic romance, or erotica.

Electronic submissions only in a .doc (or .rtf) file. Attach full manuscript to email when asked.

Send query to: acquisitions@breathlesspress.com See guidelines for definition of Lines. The body of your email should contain your query, followed by a short synopsis (no more than five pages).

Parent company of Lycaon Press, a Young Adult imprint.

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Brilliance AudioBooks*

1704 Eaton Drive
Grand Haven, MI 49417
(616) 846-5256
fax (616) 846-0630

Email: editors@brillianceaudio.com

Elizabeth Pearsons, Acquisition Editor

Established 1984.

Brilliance Audio want work that will be published in hardcover six months to one year from submission to Brilliance. They do not currently publish material original to audio.

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Champagne Books*

#35069--4604 37 St SW
Calgary, AB Canada T3E 7C7
Fax: 1-810-852-3950

Cassie Knight, Senior Editor

Established 2005.

They are accepting submissions for contemporary romance (with higher levels of sensuality), erotic romance in all subgenres, historical romance-specifically highland/scottish, medieval, cowboy/western, urban fantasy romance, paranormal, mystery/suspense.

Submission packages include query letter, synopsis, first three chapters in rtf format and promotion plan.  Only submit finished works please.  Word counts are to be approximately 25,000 words for novellas, 70-80,000 words for full length novels.  Email submission to: submissions@champagnebooks.com.  No snail mail queries.

From Preditors & Editors: warning

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Chances Press

848 Rainbow Blvd. #1513
Las Vegas, NV 89107
info@chancespress.com

Michael Perronne
David Pearson

Chances Press is an independent royalty-paying publisher of paperback and e-book titles.  Looking for:

Contemporary Romance (M/F, M/M, F/F) between 20,000 to 55,000 words with lots of hot, sensual scenes .

Historical Romance between 20,000 to 55,000 words with strong sensual elements.

Erotica (All subsets/genres) in either anthology, novella/novellete, and novel form between 10,000 to 55,000 words. No works that include forced sexual relations, incest, or characters under the age of 18.

Paranormal Romance (including vampires, shapeshifters, etc.) with an emphasis on the romantic and sensual elements. Authors with a planned “series” of books between 25,000 to 75,000 words are strongly encouraged to query.

Mystery/Thrillers with a heavy emphasis on romance and/or erotic elements (25,000 to 55,000 words)

Send a query and first chapter to query@chancespress.com.

Not listed with Preditors and Editors

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Changeling Press

PO Box 1561
Shepherdstown, WV 25443-1561
Phone/Fax: (304) 876 0515
Email:  submissions@changelingpress.com

Patricia Haley, Editor-in-Charge

Changeling Press LLC, was founded Feb. 10th, 2004 by William and Margaret Riley.  This has been a dream-under-construction for about 6 years. They're new. They're starting off small. However they have sound financial backing and many years of industry and business experience.

Changeling Press will be publishing erotic novellas, with an emphasis on serials and series with an “Out of this world” theme. Submissions must be erotic love stories. What’s a love story? The hero and heroine must display a genuine attraction for one another that goes beyond sex, but realistic, plot driven resolutions are preferred. If they’ve known each other two days, while it would probably be a good thing if they didn’t shoot each other and walk off holding a smoking gun, don’t try to convince us they’re going to live happily ever after, either.

What they DON'T want: No vanilla sex, no straight Contemporary Romance. Turn up the heat, think out of this world!

Stories must have a good solid plot and well developed characterization. While strong sexuality is a must, we don't want porn. 

ABSOLUTELY UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCE will they ever accept ANY child pornography, necrophilia, bestiality, scat, or snuff. If you’re not sure, ask. Sentient animals (I.E. Shape shifters or Aliens) are permissible. 

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Cleis Press

2246 Sixth Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
(510) 845-8000 or (800) 780-2279
Fax: (510) 845-8001

Brenda Knight, Publisher
Kara Wuest, Managing Editor
Samantha Kornblum, Editorial Associate

6/19/2014:  Cleis Press announced the creation of Tempted Romance, a new imprint devoted to an erotic romance list. The imprint will be headed up by Brenda Knight, as publisher (Knight also serves as publisher of Cleis), releasing 12 titles per year.

Cleis Press publishes provocative works by women and men in the areas of gay and lesbian studies, sexual politics, fiction, feminism, self-help, erotica, gender studies, and human rights.

All proposals should be emailed to Brenda Knight at bknight@cleispress.com. Please include a CV, a list of previous publications, and the first chapter of the book in the body of the email. In an attachment, please include the manuscript, in either MS Word or PDF format.

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Cobblestone Press, LLC.*

Deanna Lee, Publisher & Editor-in-Chief
Leanne Salter, Managing Editor

Cobblestone Press is are an electronic publisher of sensual and erotic romance and short story erotica. 

They are currently accepting manuscripts from 10-65k in the following genres: Action Adventure, African American, Contemporary, Fantasy, Futuristic / Science Fiction, Gay (m/m only), Historical, Interracial /Multicultural, Ménage, Paranormal (Werewolf, Vampire, Ghosts, Magic, etc), Romantic Comedy, Time Travel, and Thriller/Suspense, Urban Fantasy

Please submit full manuscript as an rtf attachment to: submissions@cobblestone-press.com.  No paper submissions.

Not recommended by Preditors and Editors.

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Crescent Moon Press*

Editor in Chief: editor@crescentmoonpress.com
Donna O'Brien
Lin Brown

Started 2007.

Crescent Moon Press, a boutique publisher of high quality fantasy, futuristic, and paranormal fiction, is looking for both novel and novella-length submissions. They are interested in urban fantasy, dystopian, futuristic science fiction, steampunk, mind-bending time travel, space operas, mythological as well as historical retellings with a twist, epic high fantasy, and the paranormal. They are also interested in paranormal categories of suspense, thrillers, gothica, and mystery.  They are also accepting submissions in the Young Adult and New Adult categories.

Query by sending an email to query@crescentmoonpress.com with QUERY and novel title in the subject line.   In the body of the e-mail, include a one page query letter giving the length and genre . Also list your publishing credits, contest wins, writing affiliations, and other information to your credit.  The first ten pages of your novel should be pasted in the email below the query letter.

They do not pay an advance.

Not recommended per Preditors & Editors.

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David C. Cook (formerly Cook Communications Ministries)

RiverOak Fiction
4050 Lee Vance View
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
(800) 708-5550
(719) 536-0100

Don Pape

Established 1875.

David C. Cook is not accepting unsolicited proposals or manuscripts at this time. They will, however, consider proposals submitted through literary agents, as well as proposals submitted in response to select invitations extended at writers' conferences.

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DiskUs Publishing

PO Box 43
Albany, IN 47320
Email: editor@diskuspublishing.com or DiskUsMail@aol.com

Carol Davis: Senior Editor
Alice Schurch: Sr. Acquisitions Editor
Meridith Bertram: Acquisitions Editor
Elizabeth Delisi: Editor
Jennifer Daily: Editor
Holly Janey: Submissions Editor

Started 1995.

At this time, DiskUs is not accepting submissions.  Check their guidelines page to see when they start taking them again.

DiskUs is a royalty paying publisher of works for sale in electronic format.  They do not pay advances.

They publish Romance (all categories) Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery and Suspense, Western, Action and Adventure, Mainstream, Children's and Young adult novels. They may also be interested in poetry if you have enough to fill a book. ABSOLUTELY NO EROTICA

You may email your query to editor@DiskUsPublishing.com.  Include short synopsis in body of the email and first three chapters as an attachment in .doc, .rtf or .txt format.

Recommended by Preditors & Editors.

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The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group*
(formerly Waterbrook Multnomah)
a division of Random House

12265 Oracle Blvd., Suite 200
Colorado Springs, CO 80921
(719) 590-4999
(719) 590-8977 (fax)

Their list includes compelling books with life-changing messages with inspiring works of fiction for adults and children.

Due to limited openings in their editorial list, WaterBrook Multnomah Publishers, including the Shaw Books imprint, is no longer giving consideration to unsolicited manuscripts unless presented to them by literary agents.

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Dragon Guild Management and Publishing

P.O. Box 667
Warrenville, IL 60555

Rose Shaw, Creative Director

Use online form to submit. 

Draogn Guild offers the author two different approaches to getting your manuscript out there to be sold. Their management service allows the author the author to retain everything while they take care of the business of selling and promoting. To find out more, visit here.

They also offer publishing services.  They accept a variety of genres and offer a larger royalty than most publishers. To find out more, visit here.

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Dragon Moon Press*

3521 43A Ave.
Red Deer, AB T4N 3E9
Canada

Gwen Gades

Email:  publisher@dragonmoonpress.com

Established 1993

Currently closed to submissions.

They prefer manuscripts targeted to the adult market or the upper border of YA. No middle grade or children’s literature.  They prefer fantasy, paranormal, soft sci-fi, urban fantasy, and gentle horror.

They are accepting requested submissions only – this means that one of their staff has personally invited you to send your query.  The best ways to find out when submissions will open again are: follow them on Twitter or Facebook, and subscribe to our newsletter.

Word counts: 80,000 - 110,000

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Egmont USA*

443 Park Avenue South, Room 806
New York, NY 10016
212-685-0102

Elizabeth Law
Regina Griffin
Greg Ferguson
Alison Weiss

They accept solicited manuscripts.  Looking for young adult and middle grade fiction/nonfiction.

Egmont USA is not currently able to accept unsolicited submissions; they only accept submissions from literary agents. If you are looking to be published, you might try the Literary Marketplace or contact the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI).

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Ellora's Cave*

1056 Home Ave.
Akron, OH 44310-3502
Email:  submissions@ellorascave.com

Raelene Gorlinsky, Publisher

Established 2000.

Ellora’s Cave is always looking for new talent and welcomes unsolicited manuscripts from authors, whether you have an agent or not. They want great storytelling, fresh writing, compelling characters and hot sex that will thrill their readers and capture their imagination.

They are digital publishers and all of their work is done electronically. They do not accept paper submissions.

If you have any questions about their guidelines, or about the status of a prior submission, please email Submissions@ellorascave.com.

Before you submit:
Download and read the Author Information and Submission Guidelines Packet.  After you have read the Submission Guidelines (see above), please submit your manuscript to them by emailing Submissions@ellorascave.com . You must attach one file (docx, doc, or rtf format only) to your email. The file should contain your cover letter, story synopsis and manuscript. The cover email should contain only the information they list in the submissions guidelines.

Contract needs improving according to Preditors & Editors.

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Entangled

Stacy C. Abrams, Executive Editorial Director of Bliss and Entangled Teen
Kerri-Leigh Grady, Editorial Director of Edge
Karen Grove, Editorial Director of Embrace
Candace Havens, Editorial Director of Covet and Select
Gwen Hayes, Editorial Director of Scandalous
Alethea Spiridon Hopson, Editorial Director of Indulgence
Heather Howland, Associate Publisher and Editorial Director of Brazen
Terese Ramin, Editorial Director of Entangled Ignite (Suspense)
Nina Bruhns, Senior Editor
Charlotte “Charley” Christian, Senior Editor
Rochelle French, Senior Editor
Karen Grove, Senior Editor
Erin Molta, Senior Editor
Tracy Montoya, Senior Editor
Theresa M. Cole, Associate Editor
Kate Fall, Associate Editor
Robin Haseltine, Associate Editor
Marie Loggia-Kee, Associate Editor
Stephen P. Morgan, Associate Editor
Lewis Pollak, Associate Editor
Alycia Tornetta, Associate Editor
Allison Blissard, Associate Editor
Elisabeth Kaufman, Associate Editor

Entangled Publishing is a boutique publisher of romantic fiction for adults and teens.  Lines include:

  • Entangled Select and Entangled Teen – 60k-120k word romance novels or novels with romantic elements.

  • Embrace – New Adult romance novels or novels with romantic elements.

  • Flirts – 10k-15k short romantic novellas featuring a HEA.

  • Ever Afters – 20k-40k romantic novellas featuring a HEA.

  • Indulgence – 45k-60k category romance.

  • Brazen - 45k-60k sexy category romance.

  • Bliss - 45k-60k sweet category romance.

  • Covet – 60k-70k paranormal category romance.

  • Scandalous – 50k-65k historical category romance.

  • Entangled Suspense – 40k-100k romantic suspense, mysteries, and thrillers.

They pay a modest advance, 7.5% royalties on print books and 35% royalties on e-books.  Special calls for submissions can be found on their blog.  Use the online forms contained in their guidelines to submit to each line.

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eXtasy Books*

P.O. Box 2146
Garibaldi Highlands, BC  V0N 1T0
Canada

Jay Austin
Tina Haveman

Established 2003.

Currently seeking novella to full-length novels in all adult genres: romance, sensual romance, BDSM, G/L/B, interracial, African/American, Alternate Lifestyles, Gay/Lesbian, and any and all combinations thereof. They embrace the unusual and original, and are interested in all heat levels. If it's outside the box, feel free to send it. (i.e. 20,000 words and above.) 

They accept electronic submissions only. All submissions must be directed to: submissions@extasybooks.com.  No multiple submissions.

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Freya's Bower

P.O. Box 4897
Culver City, CA 90231-4897
(
424) 258-0897

Email:  admin@freyasbower.com

Editors:
Samantha Bardarik
Brandy Hesidenz
James D. Kellog
Tiffany Maxwell
Chloe Nightingale
Sarah Palermo
Haleigh Rucinski
Gina Verrastro
Jacke' Woolley

Acquisitions Editors:
Erica Freeman

They are closed to submissions from authors not already signed with either Freya's Bower or Wild Child Publishing from October 10, 2013 through October 2014. Any submissions sent during this time will be deleted without consideration.

Not listed on Preditors & Editors.

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Genesis Press*

P.O. Box 101
Columbus, MS 39703-0101
(662) 329-9927
fax (662) 329-9399

Nyani Colom, Acquisitions Editor
Angelique Justin, Acquisitions Editor

Established 1993.

Genesis Press Inc. is the home of Indigo Romance, the nation’s leading line of African-American romance novels.

Send a query letter, a 2-3 page (and no longer) synopsis of the entire manuscript, and the first three chapters. Do not send query letters first; they cannot tell whether they  will be interested without a portion of the manuscript.  They do accept unagented material and multiple submissions.

Not recommended according to Preditors & Editors.

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Grand Central Publishing*
(formerly Warner Books)

a division of Hachette Book Group USA

237 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10017
(212) 364-1200
fax (212) 364-0928

Amy Pierpont, Excutive Editor
Leah Hultenschmidt, Editorial Director
Michele Bidelspach, Editor
Alex Logan, Associate Editor
Latoya Smith, Associate Editor
Lauren Plude, Editorial Assistant
Megha Parekh, Editorial Assistant

Established 1970.

Forever Romance is an imprint of GCP that publishes in e-book first.

Forever Yours is currently accepting romance submissions from all subgenres, including but not limited to: contemporary romance , New Adult, category romance stories, romantic suspense, western, historical, inspirational, paranormal, time-travel, and erotica. They are not accepting YA, mystery, general fiction, non-fiction, or poetry.

They are accepting novella length works (12,000-35,000 words), as well as longer works from 35,000-100,000 words.

Forever Yours accepts both agented and unagented submissions

Submissions of a query letter, 3-5 page synopsis and attached manuscript (.rtf) can be sent to: ForeverYours@hbgusa.com

Forever is an imprint of GCP that publishes in print first.

85,000 – 95,000 word manuscripts

All subgenres of romance welcome: paranormal, sensual historical, contemporaries, romantic suspense, westerns, erotic romance

Agented only

Published authors may submit a proposal and three sample chapters

First-time authors must submit a completed manuscript

Only query or submit your work to one editor

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Guideposts Books*

16 East 34th Street
12th Floor
New York, NY 10016

Linda Cunningham
Beth Adams
Lindsay Guzzardo

Looking for compelling storylines, authentic characters, no explicit sexual scenes, must in inspirational in tone, characters can have a person relationship with God.  Minimum 60,000 words.  They will read unsolicited queries from published authors familiar with their continuity series.  Unpublished writers will find it difficult to sell here.

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Harlequin*

Harlequin Books/MIRA - Canada

225 Duncan Mill Road
Don Mills
Ontario, Canada M3B 3K9
(416) 445-5860
fax (416) 445-8655

Harlequin Books/Kimani/Love Inspired - New York

233 Broadway
Suite 1001
New York, NY 10279
(212) 553-4200

Harlequin Mills & Boon LTD - United

Editorial Department
Eton House, 18-24 Paradise Road
Richmond, Surrey TW9 1SR
United Kingdom
011-44-020-8288-2800
fax 011-44-020-8288-2898

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Harlequin Books

Birgit Davis-Todd, Executive Editor (Toronto)
Laura Barth, Editorial Assistant

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Carina Press
a division of Harlequin

225 Duncan Mill Road, 6th Floor
Don Mills, Ontario
M3B 3K9
CANADA
(416) 445-5860

Angela James, Senior Editor
Kerry Buckley, Editor
Carrie Holden, Editorial Assistant

Freelance Editors:
Alissa Davis
Deborah Nemeth
Melissa Johnson
Rhonda Helms
Mallory Braus
Jeff Seymour
Tina Burns

Looking for New Adult and Contemporary Crack.   Still seeking New Adult, historical romance, mystery and crime, action adventure, science fiction, fantasy and interactive adventures.

Please note that submission guidelines have changed and as of March 1st, 2014, they will no longer be accepting unsolicited submissions of novellas under 35,000 words. Please note that some individual genres have higher word count requirements, which are listed below.

Mystery: 70,000 words and up

Paranormal romance: 50,000 words and up

Historical romance: 50,000 words and up

Romantic suspense: 50,000 words and up

Science fiction: 50,000 words and up

Fantasy: 50,000 words and up

Submissions that fall under these word counts will be declined.

Read what editors want as of February 2014.

All submissions should now be submitted via their new submissions website: https://carinapress.submittable.com/submit.  Follow guidelines exactly.

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Harlequin Digital First

Stories can be any word length above 10,000 words.  They are not seeking previously published material; however, they are open to self-published material.  Acquiring editorial for new digital series, including:

Please submit only completed, fully polished manuscripts along with a query/cover letter and synopsis. In the subject line of your query, please type the manuscript title, your name and the genre of the manuscript. Queries must include the following and will not be reviewed if any piece is missing:

  1. A brief, introductory query letter including genre, word count and a short description of the book, as well as any pertinent information about the author, including both legal name and pen name and any writing credits.
  2. The full manuscript saved as an RTF file and attached, with file name TITLE_MANUSCRIPT where you substitute your book's title in place of TITLE.
  3. A 2–5 page synopsis of the book detailing character development, plot and conflict/story resolution. Attach as an RTF file with file name TITLE_SYNOPSIS where you substitute your book's title in place of TITLE.

Please be sure to put the following information on the first page of all files: manuscript name, author pen name/legal name, email address, phone number, genre and word count.

Submissions should be sent to Submit_HDigital@Harlequin.com.

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Harlequin American (Toronto)

Kathleen Scheibling, Senior Editor
Johanna Raisanen, Editor
Adrienne Macintosh, Editor
Laura Barth, Associate Editor
Dana Hopkins, Editorial Assistant

American Romance features heartwarming romances with strong family elements. These are stories about the pursuit of love, marriage and family in America today. 

Most important is a focus on romance and a clear sense of romantic conflict between the hero and the heroine. There must be realistic obstacles that keep them apart, and overcoming these obstacles is what leads them to a happily ever after.

American Romances can vary in tone, from sweet to humorous to intensely emotional. But there must always be enough drama and tension to keep the pages turning—after all, what could be more dramatic than family?

55,000 - 60,000 computer word count

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Harlequin Blaze (Toronto)

Kathleen Scheibling, Senior Editor
Adrienne Macintosh, Editor
Laura Barth, Associate Editor
Dana Hopkins, Editorial Assistant

The series features sensuous, highly romantic, innovative stories that are sexy in premise and execution. The tone of the books can run from fun and flirtatious to dark and sensual. Writers can push the boundaries in terms of characterization, plot and explicitness. Submissions should have a very contemporary feel — what it's like to be young and single today. Heroes and heroines should be in their early 20s and up. They want to see an emphasis on the physical relationship developing between the couple: fully described love scenes along with a high level of fantasy, playfulness and eroticism are needed.

60,000 computer word count

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Harlequin Desire (New York)

Stacy Boyd, Senior Editor
Charles Griemsman, Editor
Allison Carroll, Assistant Editor

Powerful, passionate and provocative contemporary romances set against a backdrop of wealth, privilege and glamour.  Juicy, intense, dramatic storylines with a highly sensual feel.  Stories can be set throughout the world, but should not feel exotic.  No paranormal or romantic suspense stories.

50,000 - 55,000 computer word count

What Desire Wants

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Harlequin Heartsong Presents (New York)

Kathy Davis, Acquisition Editor
Gisell Regus, Asisstant Editor

Contemporary and historical inspirational romances with an evangelical Christian worldview focusing on faith, hope and love. Contemporary romances should be set in present day but not dated; historical romances should be set prior to and during WWII. Relationships must emphasize the foundation of a true and honest faith in God.

Main characters must be Christians or convert to Christianity by the end of the book. A character's faith must be evident in their daily lives, such as through prayer, bible study, fellowship, and ministry. Stories should end with a wedding or a bridal scene.

No divorced heroes or heroines. No drugs, alcohol, gambling, profanity or immodest dress. No dancing in contemporary stories. No graphic violence or sex within the course of the story.

Word count of 45,000 to 50,000 words.

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Harlequin Heartwarming (Toronto)

Victoria Curran, Senior Editor
Kathryn Lyle, Editor
Dana Grimaldi, Assistant Editor/Editorial Assistant
Claire Caldwell, Editorial Assistant

They want plots that unfold in a wholesome style and voice that excludes explicit sex or nudity, pre-marital sex, profanity, or graphic depictions of violence: references to violent incidents in the past are acceptable if they contribute to character development

Physical interactions (i.e. kissing/hugging) should emphasize emotional tenderness rather than sexual desire or sensuality: low level of sexual tension; characters should not make love unless they are married

No paranormal

No explicit religious or Christian content

70-75,000 word count allows for breadth and complexity of story, and development of compelling sub-plots.

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Harlequin Historical (London)

Linda Fildew, Senior Editor
Kathryn Cheshire, Assistant Editor/Editorial Assistant
Nicola Caws, Editorial Assistant

Richly textured, emotionally intense novels set across a wide range of historical periods - ancient civilisations up to and including Second World War.  Strong and dynamic characters with believable, relatable conflicts, appropriate for the time in which they are set.  All levels of sensuality are considered.  Variety is key in this line – from ancient Greece to the Wild West and all the way through to the mid-twentieth century.

Word count:  75,000

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Harlequin HQN (New York)

Susan Swinwood, Executive Editor
Margo Lipschultz, Senior Editor
Kate Dresser, Associate Editor
Kate Studer, Editorial Assistant (Toronto)
Lauren Smulski, Editorial Assistant (New York)

HQN publishes romance in all subgenres - historical, contemporary, romantic suspense, paranormal - as long as the story's central focus is romance.  The imprint is looking for a wide range of authors from known romance stars to first-time authors. At the moment, they are accepting only agented submissions - unagented authors may send a query letter to determine if their project suits their needs.

Word count 90,000 words

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Harlequin Intrigue (New York)

Denise Zaza, Senior Editor
Allison Lyons, Editor
Shannon Barr, Editorial Assistant

Taut, edge-of-the-seat contemporary romantic suspense tales of intrigue and desire. Crime-solving and a complex mystery are at the foundation of every Intrigue series romance novel.  Well motivated hero and heroine must work together in a high-stakes, fast-paced framework to resolve the mystery .  The hero and heroine must share a palpable physical and emotional attraction throughout.  Subplots should be kept to a minimum.  Kidnappings, stalkings, women in jeopardy coupled with bestselling romantic themes are examples of story lines they love most.

55,000 - 60,000 computer word count

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Harlequin Kimani Press (New York)

Tara Gavin, Senior Executive Editor
Shannon Criss, Associate Editor
Rachel Burkot, Associate Editor
Caroline Acebo, Editorial Assistant

Kimani Press is proud to publish a variety of outstanding mainstream fiction titles that predominately feature African-American characters. Their editorial features a broad range of genres such as: commercial women's fiction, historical fiction and romantic suspense. Kimani Press is our flagship imprint and only previously published authors who have established a strong fan base will be given serious consideration for this line.

80,000 - 85,000 computer word count

Please send a detailed synopsis and three sample chapters to:

Tara Gavin
Sr. Executive Editor
Kimani Press
233 Broadway, Suite 1001
New York, NY 10279

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Harlequin Kimani Arabesque Romance

Tara Gavin, Senior Executive Editor
Shannon Criss, Associate Editor
Caroline Acebo, Editorial Assistant

Arabesque single-title romances offer contemporary, sophisticated and entertaining love stories that feature realistic African-American characters who resolve conflicts in their relationship, typically involving issues of trust, compatibility or their outlook on life, with satisfying endings.

The characters in Arabesque may reflect several points of view and the stories can cover a wide variety of subgenres including romantic comedy, romantic suspense or romantic thrillers. However, contemporary romance is what Arabesque publishes—not women's fiction.

The hero and heroine should be single—recently divorced (not just separated), widowed or coming out of a relationship. They should not be sexually or emotionally involved with anyone else at the beginning of the novel.  The heroine should not be pregnant before marriage.  The hero and heroine should not be married to each other at the beginning of the novel.

75,000 - 85,000 computer word count

Send a detailed synopsis and three sample chapters (published authors) or a detailed synopsis and a complete manuscript (unpublished authors) to:

Arabesque
Kimani Press
233 Broadway, Suite 1001
New York, NY 10279

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Harlequin Kimani Romance (New York)

Tara Gavin, Senior Executive Editor
Shannon Criss, Associate Editor
Caroline Acebo, Editorial Assistant

Harlequin Kimani Romance offers sexy, dramatic, sophisticated and entertaining love stories. It is the first and only series category romance line that features African American characters exclusively. The memorable characters work through compelling emotional conflicts on their way to committed and satisfying relationships, loving unions that last a lifetime. Sexy, dramatic, sophisticated and captivating love stories. Level of sensuality ranging from moderately sensual to super sexy. The core focus should be on the developing romantic relationship between the heroine and hero.

Looking for new authors.

50,000 - 60,000 computer word count

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Harlequin Kimani TRU (New York)

Tara Gavin, Senior Executive Editor
Shannon Criss, Associate Editor
Caroline Acebo, Editorial Assistant

Fiction imprint targeted to a younger audience of African-American readers between the ages of 14–20.  Want books that young African-American readers can relate to, books that illustrate real-life situations they encounter without being preachy or naive. These stories will reflect current trends in pop culture as well as storylines taken straight from the headlines. Kimani TRU stories will explore various subjects, including teenage sexual activity, drug use, anti-achievement peer pressure, growing up in a single-parent home as well as the usual teenage angst that is part of any coming-of-age story for African Americans. Most important, Kimani TRU novels will focus on relationships: those with peers, family members, love interests and with other adults that influence the characters' lives.

The story should be a modern-day coming-of-age story for young African Americans.

60,000 - 70,000 computer word counter

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Harlequin KISS (London)

Bryony Green, Senior Editor
Flo Nicoll, Associate Editor
Kathryn Chesire, Editorial Assistant

KISS is sharply contemporary, glossy and chic, attracting readers who enjoy a short hit of romantic excitement with a thoroughly modern twist! Smart and stylish, sweet or sexy, these stories offer fun, flirty reads featuring smart, sassy heroines, equally matched by 21st century alpha heroes!  Contemporary romance series with a range of sensuality – they're looking for authors who can convey that young urban feel with sparkling characters and simmering tension - either with or without the hot sex!.  This series is all about the 21st century alpha male hero!

50,000 words

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Harlequin Love Inspired (New York)

Melissa Endlich, Senior Editor
Shana Smith, Associate Editor
Giselle Regus, Assistant Editor

Contemporary inspirational romances that feature Christian characters facing the many challenges of life and love in today's world. Relationships that emphasize emotional intimacy rather than sexual desire. Each story should focus on an emotional and satisfying romance, with a sustained conflict. Mandatory faith element that is integral to story and shows rather than tells, avoiding didactic, preachy tone or doctrinal language. Family and community are strong features of this line. No graphic violence or pre-marital sex within the course of the story. No drugs or alcohol consumption, gambling, or profanity by Christian characters.

Western settings and cowboy/rancher heroes continue to be very popular with readers.

Amish romances are still very appealing to Love Inspired readers. They are seeking new authors and stories set in Amish communities across the US.

55,000 - 60,000 computer word count

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Harlequin Love Inspired Historical Romance (New York)

Tina James, Executive Editor
Emily Rodmell,Editor
Elizabeth Mazur, Associate Editor
Emily Krupin, Assistant Editor

Powerful, engaging stories of romance, adventure and faith set in times past, with rich historical details and complex stories.

This brand in the Steeple Hill imprint is a series of historical romances featuring Christian characters facing the many challenges of life and love in a variety of historical time periods.  Love Inspired Historical should be complex stories rich in period detail that will sweep readers into the past and absorb them from page one.  Wholesome, heartwarming historical romances between relatable, spirited women and strong, honorable men. The conflict between the hero and heroine should be an emotional one, arising naturally from the story.

Western settings and cowboy/rancher heroes remain ever-popular with readers

70,000 - 75,000 computer word count

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Harlequin Love Inspired Suspense (New York)

Tina James, Executive Editor
Emily Rodmell, Editor
Elizabeth Mazur, Associate Editor
Emily Krupin, Assistant Editor

Edge-of-the-seat, contemporary romantic suspense tales of intrigue and romance featuring Christian characters facing challenges to their faith…and to their lives. Riveting romantic suspense stories with a Christian worldview and wholesome values. Stories focused equally on gripping suspense and strong compelling romance. Heroes and heroines who work together to solve the mystery or overcome the shared danger. Relationships that emphasize emotional intimacy rather than sexual desire. Mandatory faith element that is integral to story and shows rather than tells, avoiding didactic, preachy tone or doctrinal language. No drug or alcohol consumption, gambling, profanity or pre-marital sex by Christian characters within the course of the story. No graphic violence.

Popular themes in LIS include protector heroes, women in jeopardy, military, law enforcement, cowboys, small town secrets, and Amish.

55,000 - 60,000 computer word count

Focus on Love Inspired Suspense

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Harlequin LUNA Books (New York)

Harlequin appears to be no longer publishing LUNA books.  I couldn't find anything published under that brand in 2014.

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Harlequin/Mills & Boon Medical Romance (London)

Sheila Hodgson, Senior Editor
Julia Williams, Editor
Charlotte Mursell, Editorial Assistant

Contemporary romance novels set in the medical world.  A range of sensuality from intensely passionate to warm and tender An emotionally intense read, ranging from the traditional to the ground breaking. Innovative emotional conflicts, and traditional emotional themes developed in a unique way are all welcome.

Word count 50,000.

Guidelines

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Harlequin MIRA Books (Toronto and New York)

Tara Parsons, Executive Editor
Nicole Brebner, Editor
Paula Eykelhof, Editor
Erika Imranyi, Editor
Emily Ohanjanians, Editor
Leslie Wainger, Editor
Michelle Venditti, Assistant Editor
Leonore Waldrip, Assistant Editor

MIRA Books is proud to provide a broad range of outstanding mainstream fiction for readers around the world. Their editorial features a variety of genres: commercial women's fiction, literary fiction, historical fiction, romantic suspense, paranormal fiction and thrillers. MIRA Books publishes in mass market paperback, trade and hardcover formats.

All submissions must be presented through an agent.

90,000 - 100,000 computer word count

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Harlequin Nocturne (New York)

Ann Leslie Tuttle, Senior Editor
Shannon Barr, Editorial Assistant

Dark, sexy, atmospheric paranormal romances that feature larger-than-life characters struggling with life-and-death issues.  Themes include vampires, werewolves, shape-shifters, Native American and Greek mythology and fairy kingdoms.  Strong sexual/sensual overlay.  The hero is a key figure—powerful, mysterious and totally attracted to the heroine.

Powerful, mysterious Alpha male heroes facing life-and-death situations as they battle for the heroine's love. Harlequin Nocturne romances are highly sensual and driven by the romance and not the paranormal element. The hero should be a force to contend with, and the heroines are vulnerable but equally complex, strong and smart.

Word count 80,000 - 85,000.

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Harlequin Presents/Mills & Boon Modern Romance (London)

Joanne Grant, Senior Editor
Carly Byrne, Associate Editor
Pippa Roscoe, Editorial Assistant
Laura McCallen, Editorial Assistant

50,000 computer word count

These stories are all about passion and escape—glamorous international settings, captivating women and the seductive, tempting men who want them.  Modern Romance is the last word in sensual and emotional excitement. Readers are whisked away to exclusive jet-set locations to experience smoldering intensity and red-hot desire.  Actively recruiting new authors for the Modern and Modern Extra series

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Harlequin Romance/Mills & Boon Romance (Cherish & Riva) (London)

Byrony Green, Senior Editor
Laurie Johnson, Assistant Editor
Clio Cornish, Editorial Assistant

50,000 computer word count

Harlequin Romance stories are all about real, relatable women and strong, deeply desirable men experiencing the intensity, anticipation and sheer rush of falling in love.  The main focus of each story is the romance itself – the story is the romance!  The heroine is key in this series.  These stories are high on emotional and sensual tension but have no explicit sexual detail.

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Harlequin Romantic Suspense (New York)

Patience Bloom, Senior Editor
Dana Hamilton, Assistant Editor
Allison Carroll, Assistant Editor

These novels are romance-focused stories with a suspense element. Powerful romances are at the heart of each story, and the additional elements of excitement, adventure and suspense play out between complex characters.  Harlequin Romantic Suspense novels are fueled by the romance and not the suspense.  Big, sweeping romances amid dangerous and suspenseful settings.  A range of sensuality from high to low, as well as romantic and sexual tension.   No paranormal elements

70,000 - 75,000 computer word count

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Harlequin Special Edition (New York)

Gail Chasan, Senior Editor
Susan Litman, Editor
Carly Silver, Editorial Assistant

Sophisticated, substantial and packed with emotion, Special Edition demands writers eager to probe characters deeply, to explore issues that heighten the drama of living and loving, to create compelling romantic plots. Whether the sensuality is sizzling or subtle, whether the plot is wildly innovative or satisfyingly traditional, the novel's emotional vividness, its depth and dimension, should clearly label it a very special contemporary romance. Subplots are welcome, but must further or parallel the developing romantic relationship in a meaningful way.

55,000 - 60,000 computer word count

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Harlequin Superromance (Toronto)

Wanda Ottewell, Senior Editor
Megan Long, Associate Editor
Karen Reid, Associate Editor
Piya Campana, Assistant Editor/Editorial Assistant

Harlequin Superromance stories are big romance novels filled with intense relationships, real life drama and the kinds of unexpected events that change women's lives forever!  For the Superromance line (one of Harlequin's longest series) they're looking for stories about today's woman in today's world. While the focus should be a strong, involving central romance, they also expect to see the other aspects of your heroine's world. Secondary characters, situations and subplots should all be relevant and believable.

They're also seeking manuscripts with a genuinely individual quality. Harlequin Superromance publishes a variety of story types—Westerns, family sagas, romantic suspense, to name a few. The tones also vary—humorous, dramatic, emotional, suspenseful, etc. And of course, all the popular, familiar story elements—pregnant heroines, secret babies, cowboys—are welcome. Just make sure they're handled in a contemporary way and that you bring something fresh to each plot.

85,000 computer word count

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Harlequin Teen

Natashya Wilson, Senior Editor
Annie Stone, Editor
TS Ferguson, Associate Editor

Harlequin Teen is…
Fresh, authentic teen fiction featuring extraordinary characters and extraordinary stories set in contemporary, paranormal, fantasy, science-fiction and historical worlds.   All subgenres are welcome.

50,000 - 100,000 computer word count

Currently accepting agented submissions only.

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Harvest House

990 Owen Loop North
Eugene, OR 97402-9173
(541)343-0123

Established 1974.

Harvest House publishes Christian books.  Their motto is "Books You Can Believe In."

Harvest House no longer accepts or reviews any unsolicited queries, proposals, or manuscripts.  Please visit Christian Manuscript Submissions.

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Henry Holt Books for Young Readers

175 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10010

Publishes books for children through young adult.

Does not accept unsolicited manuscripts or queries.  Please submit via an agent.

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Highland Press*

P.O. Box 2292
High Springs, FL 32655

Leanne Burroughs

Highland Press is at the present particularly interested in expanding their Christian/Inspirational/family line—both historical and contemporary stories.

They’re looking for outstanding manuscripts of all genres and timeframes—with the exception of erotica. (Absolutely no graphic sex scenes, please!) They want love and romance. A HEA. Emotion. Not just sex.

They also publish all kinds of romance, fantasy/paranormal, mystery/suspense, young adult and children. 

No email submissions but you can query to Submissions.hp@gmail.com with a cover letter and first three chapters.  If you wish to send a partial query via regular mail, please send the necessary cover letter, brief synopsis, marketing plan, and the first three chapters to the attention of Submissions Department.

Guidelines

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Hodder & Stoughton
a division of Hachette Books UK

338 Euston Road
London UK
NW1 3BH
0 207 8736000

Carolyn Mays, Publishing Director
Kate Howard, Editorial Director
Suzie Dooré, Editorial Director
Anne Perry, Editor
Laura Macdougall, Assistant Editor
Harriet Bourton, Assistant Editor

Headline has an outstanding track record in publishing both fiction and non-fiction. They handles general fiction and women's fiction.

They will only accept submissions from agents.

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Howard Books
a division of Simon & Schuster

Acquisitions Editors:
Dave Editor, Senior Editor

Established 1969.

Now a division of Simon & Schuster.  Publishes Christian fiction.  They believe in publishing men and women whose lives and messages are consistent with Christian principles; and whose skill reflects a dedication to being well-read, educated on the subject at hand, experienced in word-crafting, and passionate about the written word.

No unsolicited submissions.  Agented submissions only.

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Hyperion Books for Children*

aka Disney Publishing Worldwide
114 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10011

No unsolicited manuscripts. All projects must be submitted by an agent.

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ImaJinn Books*

P.O. Box 300921
Memphis, TN 38130

(901) 344-9024
Fax: (901) 344-9068

An Imprint of BelleBooks

ImaJinn Books invites queries for submissions within the entire spectrum of romance, including new adult, contemporary, fantasy, paranormal, series, etc. They are interested in full length novels 50,000-90,000 words.

Submit a query email with the full manuscript attached in .doc or .rtf form. Attaching a detailed synopsis is also appreciated to acquiring editor Brenda Chin: imajinn@bellebooks.com .

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Inkspell Publishing

18 Scott Court, C-4
Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660

Melissa Keir, Editor
Shilpa Mudiganti, Editor

Inkspell Publishing is open for submissions. They are only considering only looking for the following imprint lines: Romance, Passion, or Teen at this time. Please make sure you check out their new Inkspell Imprints and submission requirements before submitting.

 Send all submissions to: submissions@inkspellpublishing.com

They publish novels and novellas in romance, fantasy and YA.  Especially looking for fantasy (paranormal romance, dark fantasy, light fantasy, YA fantasy, urban fantasy, historical fantasy), 20,000 - 80,000 words.

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Itoh Press

Bowling Green, KY 42103

Lisa Maine, Executive Editor
Chantel Bowman, Axquisitions Editor
Stephanie Morris, Editor

They only accept electornic submissions at submissions@itohpress.com.  Please include a query letter and three sample chapters of your novel.  Currently accepting submissions for all romance, GLBT, western romance, erotica and paranormal.  Anything below 50,000 words will be published in ebook format only.

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Juno Books *
an imprint of Pocket Books

No longer open to submissions.

Juno Books was an imprint of Pocket Books, a division of Simon & Schuster. Originally an imprint of independent press Prime Books (then part of Wildside Press), a co-publishing agreement for Juno with Pocket went into effect in January 2009. The last Juno book (as far as is known at this time) was published in January 2013. A total of 27 mass market paperback novels were published as the Pocket Juno imprint.

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Kensington Publishing Corp.*

119 W. 40th Street, 21st Floor
New York, NY 10018
(212) 407-1500

John Scognamiglio, Editor-in-Chief of Kensington
Michaela Hamilton, Editor-in-Chief of Citadel, Executive Editor of Kensington
Alicia Condon, Editorial Director of Brava
Selena James, Executive Editor , Dafina Books
Esi Sogah, Senior Editor
Melissa Demerest, Editor
Mercedes Fernandez, Assistant Editor, Dafina Books
Peter Senftleben, Assistant Editor
Martin Biro, Assistant Editor

Submit to one editor only. For fiction, please send a cover letter, first three chapters, and synopsis (no more than five pages). Note that they do not publish science fiction, fantasy, poetery or plays.

You may QUERY ONLY by e-mail. Do not attach manuscripts or proposals to e-mail queries. An editor will respond if he or she is interested in seeing your material based on your query.

John Scognamilgio handles historical romance, women’s contemporary fiction, historical fiction, paranormal romance, urban fantasy, gay fiction and non-fiction, mysteries, suspense, young adult fiction, mainstream fiction, memoirs, erotica.  Word count for mysteries is 75,000-100,000 words.

Michaela Hamilton  purchases nonfiction including popular culture, current events, narrative nonfiction, true crime, biography, memoir, law enforcement, pets and animals, outdoor adventure; fiction including thrillers, cozy mysteries, mainstream novels.

Alicia Condon handles paranormal and fantasy romance, romantic suspense, historical and contemporary romance, young adult paranormal romance of 80,000 – 100,000 words

Selena James handles Dafina Books, African-American fiction and nonfiction, including inspirational, young adult, romance, and pop culture.

Esi Sogah buys historical romance, paranormal romance, contemporary romance for Zebra, cozy mysteries, suspense thrillers and select women's fiction.

Melissa Demarest handles westerns, true crime, current events, humor, pop culture, Judaica, thrillers, military fiction and nonfiction, sports, how-to, science, world and American history, narrative nonfiction.

Mercedes Fernandez buys African-American and multicultural fiction, including young adult, romance and inspirational.

Peter Senftleben is looking for mainstream and women's fiction, mystery, suspense/thriller, urban fantasy, paranormal and contemporary romance, romantic suspense, erotic romance, gay fiction, new adult fiction, pop culture, humor, entertainment.

 Martin Biro wants women's fiction, mysteries, historical fiction, thrillers, gay fiction, historical romance, young adult

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Knight Romance Publishing

This publisher has gone out of business.

Not recommended accoridng to Preditors & Editors

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Kregel Publications

P.O. Box 2607
Grand Rapids, MI 49501-2607
616-451-4775
Fax 616-451-9330

Kregel Publications publishes Christian books.  It does not accept unsolicited material for review. They do, however, review summaries from The Writers' Edge and Christian Manuscript Submissions regularly. These manuscript-screening services provide an opportunity for you to share your proposal with over 40 Christian publishers simultaneously for a moderate fee. They also accept query letters from professional literary agents.

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Lachesis Publishing

111Albert St.
Ottawa, Ontario
K1P 1A5 Canada

Joanna D'Angelo, Editor-in-Chief

Currently looking for Erotica, Fantasy, Horror/Paranormal, Mystery/Crime, Romance, Sci-fi, Suspense/Thrillers, Women’s Fiction

Lachesis Publishing is a royalty-paying publisher of fiction works by authors, new or previously published. They are a print and an ebook publisher.  They do not offer advances, but pay quarterly royalties on retail sales and wholesale orders.

Query first at submissions@lachesispublishing.com.   They accept agented and unagented manuscripts and simultaneous submissions.

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Liquid Silver Books*
imprint of Atlantic Bridge Publishing

10509 Sedgegrass Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46235

Terri Schaefer, Editorial Director

Established 1999.

Currently accepting all romance genres and romance subgenres.  Accepting manuscripts of 15,000 words and up.

Email query to submissions@liquidsilverbooks.com.

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Submission Calls

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Little Chop Romance

Iman Loren, Senior Editor

A new digital publishing house that specializes in romantic fiction featuring naturalista heroines of color.  Now accepting unsolicited submissions.  Looking for novellas of 20,000 - 50,000 words to be serialized and novels of 50,000 - 100,000 words.  Submissions should include a query letter, brief synopsis of your story, and the first 30 pages of your manuscript. Please copy the query letter and synopsis into the body of the email. Manuscripts should be in standard format (double-spaced, 12 point standard font, .doc or .docx) and submitted to submissions@littlechopbooks.com

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Llewellyn Worldwide*

Acquisitions Division
2143 Wooddale Drive
Woodbury, MN 55125

Terri Bischoff, Midnight Ink Acquiring Editor

Established 1901.

Llewellyn accepts complete manuscripts and proposals for its two fiction imprints:  Midnight Ink (for adult mystery fiction), and Flux, for young audlts (ages 12 and up) fiction.

As of March 1, 2011, Midnight Ink will no longer be accepting unsolicited submissions. Any unsolicited submission sent after February 28th, 2011 will be deleted unread.

Agents may submit manuscripts at any time.

Authors without agents may only submit if the manuscript was requested after a face-to-face pitch made during a conference.

Midnight Ink does not accept snail mail submissions. They will be recycled unread. All submissions must be in the form of a Microsoft Word Document email attachment.

As of March 1, 2011 FLUX will no longer be accepting unsolicited submissions. Any unsolicited submission sent after February 28th will be deleted unread.

Only electronic submissions will be accepted from agents. Flux does not accept snail mail submissions.

Midnight Ink Guidelines

Flux Guidelines

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LooseID*

P.O. Box 425960
San Francisco, CA 94142

Treva Hart, Editor-in-Chief

Email:  submissions@loose-id.com

Established 2004.Loose Id is actively acquiring stories from both aspiring and established authors.

Loose Id takes romance to the edge: the edge of the genre, the edge of convention, the edge of the abyss. And then we throw it right on in. A Loose Id romance is deliberately, specifically, and insistently erotic. It ought to make you blush and squirm in your seat, while keeping you turning pages because you have to find out what happens next.  

Loose Id is actively acquiring stories of 20,000 - 120,000 words from both aspiring and established authors in the following genres: Contemporary Romance, Historical Romance, Fantasy, Paranormal, Supernatural & Urban Fantasy , Science Fiction & Space Opera, Mystery & Suspense, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Trans*, Queer, Menage & Polyamory, BDSM & Fetish. No inspirationals, no sweet romances, no category romance.

Send a query letter, synopsis and first three chapters to submissions@loose-id.com.

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Medallion Media Group, Inc.*

100 S. River Street
Aurora, IL 60506
Phone: (630) 513-8316
Fax: (630) 513-8362

Emily Steele, Editorial Director
Lorie Jones, Editorial Manager

Established 2003.

They accept fantasy, historical, horror, literary, mainstream, mystery, paranormal, romance, science fiction, suspense, thriller, YA, YA-YA (YA by young adults, ages 12-19) .  Word counts of 60,000 - 150,000.

Send cover, letter, synopsis and first three chapters in Microsoft Word format to submissions@medallionmediagroup.com.  They no longer accept paper submissions.

Guidelines

Very poor contract.  Strongly not recommended by Preditors & Editors.

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Mundania Press*
an imprint of Celeritas Unlimited LLC

6470A Glenway Avenue, #109
Cincinnati, Ohio 45211-5222

They release each book in print, ebook, and audio formats, and they will ask that these rights be available when we contract your book. At a minimum, books must be approximately 30K words in length. They strongly prefer books around 60K-80K words, however longer works are also considered. Anything under 50K words can only be released in ebook and audio formats. They no longer accept short stories.

Simultaneous submissions are acceptable; however please inform them immediately if your work is contracted elsewhere. Multiple submissions from a single author are also acceptable, though theyask that one novel is sent per email.

They only accept complete manuscripts in DOCX, DOC, or RTF electronic format. They do not accept queries or partial manuscripts submissions. Submit via their submissions information form.

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Musa Publishing

CA Summers, Editorial Director
Jeanne DeVita, Managing Editor
Helen Hardt, Head Line Editor
Angela Kelly, Editor
Damien Angelica Walters, Editor

Musa is a royalty-paying publisher. Musa does not charge fees for set up, printing, or anything else. Money flows to the author, not the other way around. Musa Publishing has a zero tolerance policy toward plagiarism.

Use their online form to submit.  The form will include a query letter, a synopsis of your story and the first twenty pages of your manuscript.  List the editor you want as the referrer.

Helen specializes in romance (any genre, orientation, or heat level) and erotica and is especially interested in acquiring menage erotic romance. She also acquires literary fiction, young adult fiction, speculative fiction, and GLBT fiction for Musa.

Jeanne acquires manuscripts in just about every genre--she is drawn to strong stories, unique characters, and engaging settings. She welcomes work from unpublished authors as well as established writers. Jeanne prefers longer novellas-to books under 100,000 words. She would love to see more of the following (in no particular order):
GLBTQ fiction
horror, paranormal, psychological suspense, mystery
'contemporary' historical fiction--1900-present
literary fiction
lesbian erotica

Angela has a wide variety of reading interests and acquires manuscripts in almost every genre, including YA and Romance. Angela seeks good stories with strong and interesting characters, stories that she can believe in. Fantasy, horror, paranormal, mystery, thriller/suspense, science fiction, romance, YA...all are welcome as long as she connects with your characters and story in such a way that she doesn't want to see it end.

Damien is interested in literary fiction with a strong voice and compelling characters, suspense/thriller, and paranormal/horror, but she prefers a literary style, not slash and gore. No vampires or zombies, please. She’s also interested in QUILTBAG, YA, and mystery. Again, she’s looking for a strong voice and a literary storytelling style.

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Mundania Press*

6470A Glenway Avenue, #109
Cincinnati, Ohio 45211-5222

Email:  submissions@mundania.com

Established 1998

Imprints of Phaze Books, Awe-Struck Publishing, and Hard Shell Word Factory

Publishes all fiction genres, specializing in science-fiction, fantasy, horror, and mystery.

They release each book in print, ebook, and audio formats, and they will ask that these rights be available when they contract your book. At a minimum, books must be approximately 30K words in length. They strongly prefer books around 60K-80K words, however longer works are also considered. Anything under 50K words can only be released in ebook and audio formats. They no longer accept short stories.

Simultaneous submissions are acceptable; however please inform them immediately if your work is contracted elsewhere. Multiple submissions from a single author are also acceptable, though they ask that one novel is sent per email.

They only accept complete manuscripts in DOCX, DOC, or RTF electronic format. They do not accept queries or partial manuscripts submissions.

Submit via their guidelines page by filling out a submissions form.

Reader Beware

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MuseItUp Publishing

musesubs@gmail.com

Canada

Nancy Bell, Head Acquisition Editors
Christine I. Speakman, Head Acquisition Editors
Nancy Bell, Content Editor
Ellee Braun, Content Editor
Katie L. Carroll, Content Editor
Tanja Cilia, Content Editor
Susan Davis, Content Editor
Anne Duguid, Content Editor
Erin Dunbar, Content Editor
Julie Lynn Hayes, Content Editor
Erin Liles, Content Editor
V.L. Murray, Content Editor
Gloria Oren, Content Editor
Carrie RO, Content Editor
Judy Roth, Content Editor
Lea Schizas, Content Editor
Rosalie Skinner, Content Editor
Christine I. Speakman, Content Editor
Nicole Zoltack, Content Editor
Greta Gunselman, Line Editor
Valerie Haley, Line Editor
Les Tucker, Line Editor

They are closed to submissions between December 1st to March 1st and June 1st to September 1st.

They handle romance, fantasy-paranormal, mystery, suspense, thriller, young adult, tween chapter books (MuseItYoung), horror, dark fiction, science fiction, erotica (MuseItHOT).

Seeking quality work, not first drafts, ranging from 3,000 words minimum to novel length. They are currently NOT seeking: short story collections or anthologies, poetry, nonfiction, or stories written by more than two authors.

Please send your full ms with a short synopsis as attachments to musesubs@gmail.com.

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New American Library (NAL)*
a division of Penguin Putnam

375 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10014
(212) 366-2889

Claire Zion, Editorial Director
Tracy Bernstein, Executive Editor
Ellen Edwards, Executive Editor
Martha Bushko, Editor
Kara Cesare, Editor
Laura Cifelli, Editor
Genny Ostertag, Editor

New American Library (NAL) publishes a wide selection of fiction and nonfiction—from bestselling novels to literary classics; from celebrity memoirs to military history; from romance to mystery to science fiction/fantasy.

The NAL imprints—Signet, Accent, Obsidian, Signet Select, Signet Eclipse, Signet Classics, Roc, and NAL Trade Paperbacks and Hardcovers—publish over four hundred titles each year. Many of these titles are original works, supplemented by reprints from sister imprints Dutton and Putnam.

Accept multiple submissions if you inform them of any other offer before accepting it. They don't accept unsolicited manuscripts, partials, dot matrix print, or computer disks.

They prefer agented writers, but they'll ask to see a manuscript if they get a strong query letter. Unagented authors should query them with SASE. They accept unsolicited queries (not manuscripts) that are properly addressed to a specific editor and have a return address and SASE
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New Concepts Publishing

5265 Humphreys Rd.
Lake Park, GA 31636
(229) 257-0367
Fax (229) 219-1097

Currently looking for Christmas themed stories for Christmas 2014 - and other holiday themed pieces for holiday releases such as Halloween.

These can be in any genre as long as they follow the themes for the holiday.They are ALWAYS taking submissions.  Actively seeking top-notch:  Erotic, Erotica, Historical Romance, Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense, Fantasy Romance, Paranormal Romance and Futuristic/Sci-Fi Romance. Short Stories.

Send your query letter, synopsis, and the first three chapters of your work via email to authorliaison@newconceptspublishing.com

If you are making a short story submission, please send the entire short story.

Science Fiction/Futuristic, Paranormal, and Fantasy are thei rtop selling genres, but Historical Romance, Romantic Suspense, and Contemporary Romances can do very well with them if the author has come up with a fresh, intriguing, original idea.

NCP publishes short stories 10k to 15k, Novellas 20k to 39k, category 40k to 60k, mid-novel 61k to 79k, full novel 80k to 100k, and epic 100k plus. They only accept short stories that fall under their spicy or erotic ratings. Because they have a limited market for short fiction, they accept fewer short stories and novellas than books that are category and up in length. Every book that is accepted for publication is added to their schedule according to available genre slots and will generally be released within six months to a year after acceptance.

P&E has noticed this company sometimes fails to use pseudonyms when requested by authors.

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Oceanview Publishing

CEO Center at Mediterranean Plaza
595 Bay Isles Road, Suite 120-G
Longboat Key, FL 34228
941 387-8500
Fax: 941 387-0039

Maryglenn McCombs, Editor

Oceanview Publishing is accepting manuscripts of adult fiction with a primary interest in the mystery/thriller/suspense genre.  Submissions will be accepted only if they meet one of the following criteria:

  • An author represented via a literary agent.

  • An author who has previously been published by a traditional publishing house (not self-published or published by a vanity press)

  • An author specifically invited by an Oceanview representative or an Oceanview author.

Send synopsis and first thirty pages.  Check guidelines for details.  They accept only WORD documents as attachments to the submission e-mail.  Do not send query letters or proposals. Submissions should be via e-mail to: submissions@oceanviewpub.com.

Please note that they do not accept manuscripts in the following areas: children’s or young adult literature, poetry, memoirs, cookbooks, technical manuals, or short stories.

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Parker Publishing*

12523 Limonite Ave, Ste 440-438
Mira Loma, CA 91752

Kymberlyn Reed, Acquisitions Editor

Parker Publishing is looking for the BEST in multicultural fiction-be it in Romance (contemporary and historical), Mystery, Futuristic/Alternate Universe, Paranormal, Science-Fiction, Fantasy, Romantic Suspense, Young Adult, Chick-Lit, etc. WHAT THEY DO NOT WANT is “urban fiction” featuring the stereotyped drug dealer, thug, baby mama, stripper or rapper.

They have added FOUR new imprints to the Parker Publishing roster-Entice, Noire Fever, Lotus Blossom and MOXIE, their Young Adult line.

You do not need an agent to submit; however, they will not accept unsolicited manuscripts.  Submit a query letter that includes word count, pertinent facts about yourself as a writer, what imprint your project is appropriate for, if it is completed, and previous publishing experience (if any). Also include a synopsis of your story that gives a clear idea of both the plot and the characters; and the first three chapters only, no complete manuscripts unless specifically requested.

80,000 – 90,000 word count. (70,000 is acceptable for Noire Passion, Moxie and Noire Fever).

General submissions:  miriam@parker-publishing.com
Moxie submissions: KymReed525@gmx.com

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Pegasus Elliot Mackenzie Publishers

Sheraton House - Castle Park
Cambridge - CB3 OAX - England
+44 (0)1223 370012
Fax: +44 (0)1223 370040)

Email: editors@pegasuspublishers.com

They welcome submissions from both new and previously published authors. In the first instance, please send a synopsis and three sample chapters. They would prefer to receive this by email on editors@pegasuspublishers.com, or by using their online submission form.

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Penguin/Random House*

375 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10014
(212) 366-2000

Due to the volume of manuscripts we receive, most Penguin Putnam Inc. imprints do not read unsolicited manuscripts. If you would like your work to be considered for publication by a major publisher, they recommend that you work with an established literary agent.

*Dutton
a division of Penguin/Putnam Inc.

*G.P. Putnam's Sons
a division of Penguin/Putnam Inc.

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Phaze Books*

6470A Glenway Avenue, #109
Cincinnati, Ohio 45211-5222

Kathryn Lively, publisher

submissions@phaze.com

Phaze Books is the women's romance and erotic romance imprint of Celeritas Unlimited LLC. Established in November, 2004 with five titles, Phaze has grown to offer 2000+ titles and counting in eBook, trade paperback, and audio book. Phaze is proud to include among its roster a number of nationally bestselling authors, award-winning writers, and popular names in the romance genre.

They are looking for women's romance, romantic works, and erotic romantic works, between 5,000 and 150,000 words in every subgenre, including but not limited to:

Contemporary and Romantic Comedy
Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror
BDSM
Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual
Menage
Interracial and Multicultural
Paranormal and Urban Fantasy
Steampunk and Cyberpunk
Vampires, Werewolves, and other Shifters

Your submission must have electronic (eBook), print rights (paperback), and audio book rights available.  Submit using Mundania Press submission form.

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Pocket Books*
a division of Simon & Schuster

1230 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10020
Fax (212) 632-8084

Lauren McKenna, Executive Editor and Editorial Director of Pocket Star
Micki Nuding, Senior Editor
Abby Zidle, Senior Editor
Adam Wilson, Senior Editor
Kate Dresser, Editor
Elana Cohen, Assistant Editor
Marla Daniels, Assistant Editor

Pocket does not accept any unagented manuscripts or queries.

Lauren is interested in women's fiction and romance.

Micki Nuding likes commercial women’s fiction, romance, historical fiction, memoir, and cozy mysteries .

Abby handles women’s fiction, romance, suspense/thrillers, historical fiction, narrative nonfiction, and pop culture.

Adam likes commercial fiction, breakout romance and supernatural thrillers.

Kate takes commercial women's fiction and romance of all kinds.

Elana accepts commercial and upmarket women’s fiction, pop culture, romance of all sorts, narrative nonfiction, humor.

Marla works with Lauren and Abby handling romance, commercial women’s fiction, pop culture, humor, and memoir.

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Ravenous Romance*

100 Cummings Center
Suite 123A
Beverly, MA 01915

Holly Schmidt, president
Lori Perkins, editorial director
Jennifer Safrey, Acquisitions editor

They are currently acquiring erotic romance novels and short stories in all subgenres, including contemporary, paranormal, gay, lesbian, and ménage. THEY LOVE FIRST-TIME AUTHORS!

Unless you are a previously published author, do not send a query! Send the completed manuscript per guidelines.  All manuscript submissions must include the author's name (and pseudonym, if applicable), mailing address, and phone number. Submissions may be sent directly to Holly Schmidt at holly@literarypartners.com, and they will be forwarded to the appropriate editor.

Note:  Literary agents with The L. Perkins  Agency, Lori Perkins, Holly Schmidt and Allan Penn, owners of book packager Hollan Publishing are listed as the founders of Ravenous Romance.

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Red Sage Publishing, Inc*

P.O. Box 4844
Seminole, FL 33775
(727) 391-3847

Alicia Rasley, Senior Editor
Judith Harkins, Senior Editor
Tashery Shannon, Senior Editor

Red Sage accepts all genres, but leans toward erotica and romance.

Red Sage accepts unagented authors and previously unpublished authors.  They prefer stories of 20,000 - 50,000 words or 50,000 - 100,000 words.  Greatest need is for digital novels over 45,000 words in length.

Please send your submission with synopsis and manuscript attachments to: Submissions@eRedSage.com.

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Regal Crest Enterprises LLC*

229 Sheridan Loop
Belton, TX 76513
Fax (866) 294-9628

info@regalcrestbooks.biz

Regal Crest Enterprises, LLC specializes in publishing books of interest to lesbian and gay readers. They tend to focus on popular fiction, but they have also published short stories, essays, and anthologies and they also have a non-fiction imprint.

They're looking for "Alternative" (lesbian and gay) novels with plots of action, adventure, drama, mystery, thriller, and romance, or romance coupled with sub-plots of action, adventure, mystery, thriller, drama, fantasy, or light science fiction.  Novel-length stories should have with a minimum 60,000 words and a maximum of 120,000 words. Longer works will either need to be edited down in size or split into multiple volumes. They do publish a number of "serial" stories, so this does not preclude long, involved works.

They are now accepting novella-length stories with a minimum 15,000 words and a maximum 59,999 words to be published in eBook formats only. Stories that fall in the 50,000 to 59,999 word range will be considered case-by-case for print publication.

Please send the entire manuscript attached to an e-mail to submissions@regalcrestbooks.biz 

Regal Crest does not accept simultaneous submissions

Regal Crest cannot accept manuscripts that are not complete.

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Resplendence Publishing*

PO Box 992
126 Highland Avenue
Edgewater, FL 32132

Michele Paulin, Editorial Director
Marti Ocilka, Associate Editor
Janice Bennett, Associate Editor
CJ Slate, Associate Editor / Copy Editor

They are currently accepting original stories in all genres, and have posted several open calls for 2014-15. Please visit their Open Calls page for additional information.

Please send a query letter (in the body of an email) including your contact information, a brief summary of your story, and any pertinent publishing credits.  Include information on your novel’s length and sensuality level. Attach a synopsis and first three chapters of your manuscript to your query and send it to submissions@resplendencepublishing.com.  Please do not send a full manuscript unless it is requested.  

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Samhain Publishing Ltd*

577 Mulberry Street, Suite 1520
Macon, GA 31201

Latoya C. Smith, Executive Editor - Romance/Retro-Romance
Don D'Auria, Executive Editor - Horror

Samhain is now accepting submissions for their line of horror novels. They are looking for novels - either supernatural or non-supernatural, contemporary or historical - that are original and compelling. Authors can be previously unpublished or established, agented or un-agented. Content can range from subtle and unsettling to gory and shocking. The writing is what counts. Between 12,000 and 120,000 words, for print eligibility length must be a minimum of 60,000 and a maximum 120,000 words.  Submissions and inquiries should be sent to: horror@samhainpublishing.com.

Classic romances from the 70's, 80's, and 90's can find new life in the digital age with Samhain Publishing® If you are an author with digital rights to your classic romances, they would love to hear from you. Submissions and inquiries can be sent to: retroromance@samhainpublishing.com.

Samhain is now open to general submissions of all genres of romance and erotica, as well as fantasy, urban fantasy and science fiction with strong romantic elements. Authors can be previously unpublished or established, agented or un-agented. We will consider previously published manuscripts on a case-by-case basis. They are looking for romances of all types and styles, and all levels of heat. For science fiction, fantasy, and urban fantasy, they would like strong romantic themes throughout, and while a traditional happy ending is not required, they would like some progression in the romantic arc as well as a satisfying ending for fans of romance.

Between 12,000 and 100,000+ words. For print eligibility, minimum 50,000 words and maximum 120,000 words Simultaneous submissions accepted, but keep them posted on the current status of your manuscript No pedophilia, bestiality, necrophilia, rape as titillation, etc. Submissions and Inquiries can be sent to: romance@samhainpublishing.com.

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Severn House

9-15 High Street
Sutton, Surrey SM1 1DF
Tel: (020) 8770 3930
Fax: (020) 8770 3850

Severn House publishes Crime & Mystery, Adventure, Historical/Historical Romance, General Fiction, Romance/Historical Romance/Romantic Suspense, Saga, War/Military

Severn House does not accept unsolicited manuscripts. All submissions should come via a literary agent.

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Simon & Schuster*

1230 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10020
(212) 632-8084

Unfortunately, due to the workload of our editorial staff, Simon & Schuster cannot accept unsolicited manuscripts. If you are seeking publication, they recommend you have an agent represent you and your work.

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Siren Publishing

2500 South Lamar Blvd., Suite A
Austin, TX 78704

Amanda Dawn, Lead Evaluation Editor
Katie Farrow, Acquisition Editor
Lauren Taylor, Senior Editor
Devin Govaere, Senior Editor

Siren Publishing is accepting submissions for manuscripts between 20,000 to 100,000 words for erotic romance in all genres and themes.

All current Siren-BookStrand authors, including exclusive authors,
as well as all new authors, please send your newest submissions to:
submissions@sirenbookstrand.com

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Soul Mate Publishing*

PO Box 6505
Largo, MD 20792
301-583-0616
fax 301-583-0003

Deborah Gilbert, Senior Editor
Tamus Bairen, Editor
Cynthia Brannam, Editor
Char Chaffin, Editor
Janet Clementz, Editor
Garrett Marco, Editor
Samantha McMahon, Editor
Janine Phillips, Editor
Violetta Rand, Editor
Caroline Tolley, free-lance editor
Cheryl Yeko, Editor

Looking for all genres of romance, 50,000 – 90,000 words for novels (e-pub & print).  Submit to the editor that best fits your novel.

Debby is seeking all genres. 

Tamus's favorite genre is historical fiction but is willing to edit other genres. She prefers the heat level to be on the mild side.

Cynthia Brannam is currently looking for fresh voices in Historical Romance (all subgenres - Highlander, Viking/Medieval, Regency, Victorian, American/ Western, and Time Travel), Contemporary Romance, and Chick Lit. She accepts all heat levels (No M/M, F/F, BDSM or multiples.)  Currently closed to submissions.

Char is constantly on the lookout for imaginative, edgy, romantic passion that will sweep her away. Paranormal/fantasy is also a favorite of hers.

Janet Clementz's favorite genres are American Westerns, Historical, Regency, Contemporary, Romantic Suspense, Time Travel, and light Paranormal.

Garrett Marco wants good writing. Every genre, every style is welcome as long as it is written well. He enjoys strong characters with depths, and stories that stand to test these characters.

Samantha McMahon seeks Young Adult, Coming of Age, New Adult, and any romance genre, but especially Western Romance.

Janine Phillips is interested in contemporary, paranormal, and time travel romances with strong characters and believable story lines. Currently closed for submissions.

Violetta welcomes historical romance (fantasy elements just fine) and will consider some contemporary romance, too.

Caroline enjoys Romantic Suspense, Chick Lit, Historical Romance, Contemporary Romance and all the Sub-genres within Paranormal Romance.

Cheryl welcomes Romantic Suspense, Paranormal, Sci-Fi, Contemporary, and Erotica.

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SkyAzure

Box 7  Eden House
Forge Lane
Saltash Cornwall
PL12 6LX United Kingdom
Telephone: 08443343005

Jack Kraster, Acquisitions Editor

Independent Publishing Company based in the United Kingdom.  Not a vanity press but does not pay advances either.  They are welcoming new submissions.

Not accepting poetry or childrens.  All other fiction is fine.  Send your proposal by email to: submissions@skyazure.co.uk. No postal mail submissions.

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Sourcebooks Inc.*

1935 Brookdale Rd, Suite 139
Naperville, IL 60563

Phone: (800) 43-BRIGHT
Phone: (630) 961-3900
Fax: (630) 961-2168

Romance
232 Madison Avenue, Suite 805
New York, NY 10016

Deb Werksman, Editorial Director
Mary Altman, Editor
Cat Clyne, Associate Editor

Sourcebooks published romance, young adult/childrens and nonfiction.

They are actively acquiring single-title and single-title series Romance fiction (90,000 to 120,000 actual digital words) for their Casablanca imprint.  They will consider agented as well as unagented submissions in all subgenres of Romance fiction, including: paranormal suspense contemporary erotic romance historical (prior to 1900 only).

Queries should be emailed in a WORD file to romance@sourcebooks.com.  Only agents should contact editors directly.

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Spencer Hill Press

PO Box 243
Marlborough, CT, 06447
(860) 207-2206

Deborah Britt-Hay
Kate Kaynak
Trisha Wooldridge

Spencer Hill Press is an independent publishing house specializing in sci-fi, urban fantasy, and paranormal romance for young adult readers.

Open submissions for Spencer Hill Press will be December 1-December 10. Please send your submission with the title in the subject line, e.g.: "NAME OF MANUSCRIPT Query." All queries will receive a response by December 15th.

Please send a query letter and the first ten pages of your manuscript in the body of an email to Jennifer Carson at: submissions@SpencerHillPress.com. They do not accept attachments or snailmail submissions.

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St. Martin's Press*

175 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10010

Jennifer Enderlin, Publisher
Ann Marie Talberg, Associate Publisher
Rose Hilyard, Associate Editor
Monique Patterson, Executive Editor
Eileen Rothschild, Associate Editor

They do not accept any unsolicited material, or responsibility for loss or damage to, or return of, any unsolicited materials you send to them; unsolicited materials will be recycled or otherwise discarded.  All the St. Martin’s romance editors will accept queries from unagented authors.

Finding new authors is a joy and a thrill for them. They don’t buy according to “trends.” Trends get over-published very quickly. They buy authors for the long-term. They buy authors for their own, unique voice. They don't have guidelines or tip sheets--the best way to publish with them is to write a book that you love and would want to read. And remember, try to go for the emotional jugular: really funny, or really sexy, or really scary, or really tear jerking. They’re waiting to fall in love.

c/o Cindi Myers, July 2014

Ann Marie Talberg is a former bookseller and romance buyer for Waldenbooks. She oversees the Heroes and Heartbreakers website and St. Martin’s ebook original program and welcomes romance submissions of both novels and novellas for the ebook program, and short stories for the website. Find out more details about Heroes and Heartbreakers here.

Monique Patterson is interested in all kinds of romance, except sweet and inspirational. She’d also like to see some high concept commercial women’s fiction, and she’s open to contemporary fantasy with strong romantic elements. She also edits some literary fiction. She loves paranormal romance and is still buying it. She prefers a snail mail submission of a query, synopsis and first three chapters of the book.

Ellen Rothschild is actively building her list of authors. She loves Alpha heroes, redemption stories and “quirky, sassy, interesting heroines.” She’d love to see a contemporary trilogy about brothers. She’s open to all sub-genres of romance except historical romance. She prefers an email query.

Rose Hilyard is open to submittions of all kinds of romance, including sweet romance, Young Adult, New Adult, women’s fiction, and erotic romance. Her favorite books are either really sexy or really sweet. She loves historical romance, and she’d love to see more Christmas books in all sub-genres. She accepts both email and snail mail queries.

The editors did not give out their email addresses at the workshop, however, the standard form for email there seems to be firstname.lastname@stmartins.com.

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Tule Publishing

While they continue to look for the best in contemporary romance for their existing imprints Montana Born, Southern Born and Holiday, Tule is expanding with two new imprints, Muse and Spirit.

Muse’s editors are interested in:

historical romance
paranormal romance
erotica/erotic romance
Spirit is seeking:

clean, sweet romances
light inspirational romances

Tule Publishing is a small publishing house that focuses on authors. Their emphasis is e-publishing first, then print for selected titles. Tule’s publishing calendar is full for 2015, but they are still accepting select submissions for 2016 and 2017.

The desired word length for a novella is 30,000-40,000 words. For a single title, it is 45,000-90,000 words.

Send a bio, synopsis and first chapter to submissions@thetulegroup.com.

Not listed with Preditors & Editors.

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Tirgearr Publishing

Oghill Bridge
Monasterevin, County Kildare
Republic of Ireland
Phone: +353-85-742-7223

Tirgearr Publishing is a small independently-owned publishing company of adult genre fiction, specializing in romance and erotica. 

They will only look at completed manuscripts.  Submit using the form on their submission guidelines page.  They are now open to year-round submissions. However, theydo close for seasonal breaks, such as the Summer Break (mid-June through mid-July) and the Winter Break (Saturday prior to US Thanksgiving through the New Year).

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Tor/Forge*
a division of Tom Doherty Associates, LLC

Tom Doherty Associates, LLC
175 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10010
(212) 388-0100
fax (212) 388-0191

Heather Osborn, Editor

Tor accepts paranormal romance.  Tor has an open submissions policy and always accepts unsolicited, unagented submissions.   They do not respond to queries.  Send synopsis, cover letter, first three chapters and SASE to Acquisition Editor, Fiction.

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Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

351 Executive Drive
Carol Stream, IL 60188
(800) 323-9400
Fax (800) 684-0247

Tyndale House Publishers is a nondenominational religious publisher that publishes 300 general interest books for the evangelical Christian market each year. Their books cover a wide range of categories: home and family, Christian growth, devotional, motivational, children, youth, inspirational, theology, doctrine, fiction, general reference, and some miscellaneous selections like humor and puzzle books. They do not hold a particular denominational or doctrinal view but publish books that express biblically supportable approaches to life in the tradition of orthodox Christianity.

Tyndale reviews only manuscripts submitted by professional literary agents, Tyndale authors, authors known to them from other publishers, or other people in the publishing industry.

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Vinspire Publishing

P.O. Box 1165
Ladson, SC 29456-1165
vinspirepublishingeic@gmail.com
843-695-7530

Dawn Carrington, Editor-in-Chief

Vinspire offers a little bit of everything for the family including inspirational romance, historical romance, mysteries, non-fiction, young adult adventures, and children's stories.do not publish fiction, poetry, autobiography or children’s books.

Vinspire Publishing is only open to submissions in the following categories.:

Historical romances
Amish Romances
Romantic Suspense
Ethnic Romances (including inspirational)

Word count should be between 35,000-95,000.  Send a detailed query in the body of an email (see guidelines) to vrpsubmissions@gmail.com.

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The Wild Rose Press*

P.O. Box 708
Adams Basin, NY 14410-0708

The Wild Rose Press is an exciting, award-winning, electronic and print publisher of romance and fiction. Their titles span the sub-genre spectrum from sweet to sensually erotic in all lengths.

The Wild Rose Press, Inc. accepts queries from genres other than romance. Including but not limited to women's fiction, mystery or thriller, historical fiction and erotica.  Between 7,500 and 100,000 words, for print eligibility the manuscript must be a minimum of 45,000 words.

Submissions and inquiries should be sent to: queryus@thewildrosepress.com.  They accept electronically submitted queries only. Do not send your query through the mail as it will not be reviewed. Do not send any attachments until invited to do so.

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Wings Press Inc.

403 Wallace Court
Richmond, KY  40475
Fax 859-625- 5629

Email: subs@wings-press.com

Marilyn Kapp, Executive Editor
Leslie Hodges, Senior Editor
Jeanne Smith, Senior Editor

Leslie handles Historical Romance and General Fiction: Historical, Contemporary, Young Adult, Women's Fiction, Romantic Suspense; Romantic Mystery, Inspirational and Encore L'Amour

Jeanne handles General Fiction Futuristic, Fantasy, Horror and Paranormal (FFH&P) and Futuristic, Fantasy and Paranormal Romance (FF&P), Mystery/Cozy, Suspense/Thriller, Action Adventure and Mainstream

Send an email letter to subs@wings-press.com. The letter should contain a brief synopsis of your manuscript. Identify the genre of your manuscript in the subject line of your email. If it is a genre in which they are seeking manuscripts and meets their needs, they will send you an invitation. Do not send your manuscript without an invitation.  Word counts range from 50,000 - 120,000.

*They do not accept submissions of manuscripts which are erotica or about alternate life styles.

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Zumaya Publications

3209 S. IH 35 #1086
Austin, TX 78741-6905
(512) 402-5298

Adrienne Rose, Acquisitions Editor

ZUMAYA PUBLICATIONS LLC is an innovative new publishing company that strives to bring the best of fiction to the public. Zumaya officially launched in 2001 with the release of its first titles in print and PDF format.  They want writers who write in genres transcending standardized categories of fantasy, science fiction, romance, mystery and others. Zumaya's philosophy is simple. If it's a great, well-written story, they'll publish it.

Accepting submissions for all genres.  Minimum word count for adult fiction is 50,000 words and up actual count. Minimum for juvenile fiction is 40,000 and up.

Query via the submission form on their website.

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