Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Contemporary, Paranormal, Fantasy, and Futuristic Romance

Entangled Publishing

Call For Submissions

Call for Submissions: Contemporary, Paranormal, Fantasy, and Futuristic Romance

At Entangled Publishing, we believe authors who write great books should receive a majority of the profits. We also believe authors interested in the lucrative indie publishing model shouldn’t have to sacrifice quality editing, commercial covers, or the power of a New York-style marketing machine.

That’s where we come in. Founded by industry-savvy authors and backed by a successful media corporation, Entangled Publishing utilizes a bold new business model to bridge the gap between traditional and indie publishing, giving our authors the best of both worlds. We implement the agency model across all departments at Entangled, which means everyone from the copy editor to the marketing director has a financial stake in your book.

In other words, we don’t make money unless you make money. Lots of it.

Entangled authors receive high royalty rates, a publicist and marketing budget assigned to every book, simultaneous print and electronic releases, NY-style covers, and top-notch editing.

For more information, please visit us at

We are seeking novels and novellas in the following subgenres of romantic fiction for publication in August 2011 and beyond:

* Paranormal and Urban Fantasy

* Contemporary

* Romantic Thrillers

* Science Fiction

* Fantasy

* Upper “YA” (17-22 yo protags) that will appeal to crossover audiences

Current wish list: contemporary chicklit, single-title contemporaries, military/special ops romantic thrillers, dystopian settings, science fiction, space operas, biopunk, gods/goddesses, fairytale retellings, gritty and steamy urban fantasty romance


* All submissions must have strong romantic elements.

* Novels should be 70k to 120k words in length, novellas should be 20k to 40k words in length

* We consider all heat levels, however erotic elements should not be the focus of the story.

* Revised backlist titles will be considered on a case by case basis.

To submit a manuscript for consideration, please paste the following into an email:

* A one-page query letter containing your genre, title, wordcount, a brief blurb about the book, and any pertinent writing credentials

* The first five (5) double-spaced pages

* Where we can find you on the web (links will do)

* Established authors are welcome to query with a standard proposal package if manuscript is still a work in progress.

Send your email to

Interracial Romances

Whispers Publishing
Call For Submissions

These romances can range from sweet to sensual but not erotica. In other words, no graphic language and no kink is allowed.

For all romances, the hero and the heroine should be introduced within the first three chapters of your story, preferably within the first chapter.

We want stories that focus on the growing relationship between the hero and heroine with strong plots and not-too-perfect, flawed characters.

For romances outside of contemporary, please make sure your settings are clearly defined, historically accurate for the time period, and/or your worlds are fully established.

Happily ever afters are a requirement!

For more details, please visit our website at

For questions, please e-mail our Editor-in-Chief, Rhonda Jackson Joseph at

All interracial romances will be considered for release in our print anthologies.

Sybarite Press call for short story submissions

Sybarite Press
Call For Submissions

Sybarite Press accepts submissions of erotic and sensual short stories (10,000 words or less) in all genres. We are looking for decadent, sensually luxurious stories.

While Sybarite Press is open to all erotic and sensual stories, we are actively seeking stories that fit into the following lines.

In the sixth century B.C., the Greek city of Sybaris, located in Italy, possessed such wealth that Sybarite became equated with pleasure and luxury.

Sins of Sybaris

What lengths would a hedonistic Sybarite go to for sexual gratification? (Stories should be predominantly set in Ancient Greece and contain a reference to the city-state of Sybaris. Note: stories should not include any elements specifically prohibited on the Submission page.)

Sybaris Nights

The heroes and heroines of this series work hard during the day and play harder at night. (Stories should have contemporary setting.)

Sybaris Seductions

Members of The Sybaris Society have too much time and too much money on their hands, and they’re always looking to seduce others into partaking of life’s pleasures. (The modern Sybaris Society was founded in the mid-1700s in London, England. While the Society’s home is still in London, its membership has spread across the world. Stories may have any time setting from the eighteenth century onward.)

Send an email to with the following information:

Subject: Query Story Line (if applicable): Story Title

Body: Brief description of the story, personal contact information and relevant writing background information.

Attachments: size 12 font, double-spaced documents of type *.doc, *.docx and *.rtf are accepted. Please include a title page with contact information.

Please allow 1-2 weeks for a response. Rejected submissions will include a personal note detailing the reasons for rejection.

Please note Sybarite Press is a royalty-only e-publisher and does not offer advances or per word rates.

Sybarite Press is NOT interested in stories containing any of the following: depraved or illegal acts (pedophilia, necrophilia, bestiality, rape, incest, snuff, scat or golden showers), extreme violence, or excessive gore.

For further comments/questions send an email to

Twenty Or Less Press call for short story fiction

Twenty Or Less Press
Call for Submission - Fiction

Twenty or Less Press accepts submissions of short stories (10,000 words or less) in all fiction genres including romance, science fiction, fantasy, horror, speculative fiction, poetry and women’s fiction for electronic publication only. For erotic or sensual story submissions, visit our sister press, Sybarite Press. At this time, we also have calls out for:

Children and Young Adult Stories with Multicultural Elements

The main characters in these stories should have multicultural backgrounds or the story must place them in a cultural situation different from their own.

Off the Wheel (Speculative Fiction)

Characters in these stories search for the answer on how to get Off the Wheel of life in an effort to reach The Place, where full enlightenment awaits.

Send an email to with the following information:

Subject: Genre (or Story Line) Query Story Title

Body: Brief description of the story, personal contact information and relevant writing background information.

Attachments: size 12 font, double-spaced documents of type *.doc, *.docx and *.rtf are accepted. Please include a title page with contact information.

Please allow 1-2 weeks for a response. Rejected submissions will include a personal note detailing the reasons for rejection.

Please note Twenty or Less Press is a royalty-only e-publisher and does not offer advances or per word rates.

Twenty or Less Press is NOT interested in stories containing depraved or illegal acts, extreme violence, excessive gore, or unnecessary profanity.

Questions or comments may be directed to

Voluted Tales Magazines

Your World of speculative Fiction.

Paying Market. (token)

Late April edition call closes end of March.

Short stories, flash fiction, art, poetry, novellas, reviews, interviews.

Young Adult edition, Paranormal Romance edition, Noir Thrillers edition, General edition, Themes edition and Serials edition

April issue of the General edition filling, but space available in the other editions, and still open for May and beyond.

Author interviews and books reviews open.

Submission guides available on site. Please read these before submitting to VT.

Contact us at for any questions.

Submission call for Voluted Tales Magazines.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Retro Romances For Samhain Publishing

Samhain Publishing
Romances from the 70s, 80s, 90s and early 00s
Call For Submissions

Samhain Publishing launches new line for out-of-print romance favorites

Retro RomanceTM now accepting submissions

March 28, 2011 – Cincinnati –International digital-first publisher Samhain Publishing, Ltd. today announced their newest line of ebook fiction, Retro RomanceTM. This line features beloved romances from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and early 00’s that are being given a new digital lease on life for today's modern reader.

“There are so many classic romances that are difficult or impossible to find now in print,” explained Christina Brashear, publisher, Samhain Publishing. “We are thrilled to be able to bring these romances to a new reading public, as part of our dedication to both authors and readers.” For Retro Romance ebooks, Samhain takes on the multiple steps of digital publication – copyediting, formatting, cover treatment and wide digital distribution – while authors can focus on interacting with their readers and writing new books.

The Retro Romance line is now open to submissions. Authors interested in learning more about the Retro Romance line can visit Samhain Publishing online at

About Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
Launched in 2005 with a vision of bringing extraordinary fiction to compulsive readers (who sometimes can’t wait for a book to actually be printed), Samhain Publishing, Ltd. is an international publisher of ebook and traditional print fiction. One of the most prominent voices of original ebook fiction, Samhain represents some of today’s brightest authors of romance and horror fiction. To learn why at Samhain “…it’s all about the story”, visit Samhain Publishing, Ltd. Online at

Publisher website

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Harbourlight Books

Harbourlight Books
Christian Fiction
Press Release

Harbourlight Books
A division of Pelican Ventures LLC
PO Box 1738
Aztec NM 87410

Pelican Ventures offers new opportunities in Inspirational fiction through Harbourlight Books.

Aztec, NM - Nicola Martinez, founder of Pelican Ventures, LLC, a New Mexico media company, has launched a new publishing venture. Harbourlight Books will publish Christian fiction that ranges in length from 25,000 words to 80,000.

Harbourlight Books seeks to publish all genre of Christian fiction, Martinez said. “Everything but
romance.” Martinez said. “Romance will still be handled exclusively by White Rose Publishing.” According to Martinez, there is a need for the expansion of eBook availability within the Christian fiction community.

Harbourlight Books will fill that niche, bringing general Christian fiction to the eBook arena where White Rose Publishing fills the gap on the romance side. The popularity of eBooks is on the rise as “…evidenced by the recent Amazon press release that announced eBooks for Kindle outsold hardbacks,” Martinez said. In addition to electronic books, Harbourlight will publish print editions of novels.

Submission guidelines are available on the Harbourlight Books website.

Harbourlight Books is dedicated to providing quality inspirational fiction that adheres to mainline Christian teachings. Currently Harbourlight Books is accepting unagented submissions for short stories and novels that are already complete. The company launch its first release in 2011.
Harbourlight Books titles will be available for purchase directly from the Harbourlight Books website and through various retailers such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and others. Bookstores wishing to stock Harbourlight titles may contact the publisher directly, or use Ingram Distributing. Titles will also be available to retailers and at several public libraries as electronic downloads through OverDrive Media.

For information:

Monday, March 7, 2011

Sex Bytes, Love Letters, Oh, Canada!

Ellora's Cave
Erotic Romance
Call for Submission


Theme is tech sex: all the ways to meet and fall in lust and love via modern technology--texting, IM, Skype, online dating.

Stories release in October 2011.

Submission deadline is April 30, 2011.


Theme is love letters, cards, diaries.

Stories will release in January/February 2012 (in time for Valentine's Day).

Submission deadline is August 31, 2011.


Stories must be set in Canada, at least one of the main characters must be Canadian, and the story should have a Canadian "flavor" (slang, customs, holidays, etc).

Submissions must be received before September 1, 2011.

See details at

Friday, March 4, 2011

Erotic Horror & Erotic Kink

Ellora's Cave
Erotic Horror, Erotic Kink
Call For Submission

Authors, get your typing fingers ready! We've got two new Lines (genres) to announce and we're itchin' for new submissions. The deets:

Ellora's Cave Shivers
You know those erotic horror subs our Editor-in-Chief (@EditMeThis) has been begging for on Twitter and Facebook? They've finally got a name, and the very first one releases on March 25 (Endless Lust by Lexxie Couper)! The horror genre is broad, and in the spirit of encompassing as wide a definition as possible and appealing to various types of readers, your horror submission can be:

* Psychologically scary
* Blood-and-guts scary
* Pee-your-pants, hide-under-the-covers scary

You catch that keyword? And let's not forget, above all, erotic. However, mindful that horror doesn't always lend itself to happy endings, HEAs and HFNs are optional in Shivers stories. But hey...if you can work a believable romance in there, we'll be impressed. And might even send you candy. Let crippling fear fuel your characters' lusts, them to the brink of insanity and orgasm.

Ellora's Cave Kink
This aptly named Line is just what you'd expect -- kink and fetish. No, not BDSM. That has it's own Line (Taboo), and is less kinky these days than you might think (oh, those jaded readers!). We'll give most subject matter serious consideration if the execution is stellar, but remember what EC readers love most -- hot sex and happily ever afters. We want romantic relationships that develop not despite a kink, but because of it. A single foot-rub scene won't get the Kink banner on your cover. The sexual thrust of the story (no pun intended) should revolve around your chosen fetish or kink. Delve into the psychology behind it, both historically and from your characters' POVs. How does the fetish make the characters feel, physically and emotionally? How has it evolved? How did previous lovers handle it? And so, so much more; there are endless ways to develop your story -- but no dry History of Kink lessons here. Make it fresh, make it funky, make it fetish. ;-)

Like all our Lines, Shivers and Kink are open to all EC book lengths (7K to 120K-ish), and can have as many themes as you'd like (menage, vampire, shifter, historical, Rubenesque, M/M, F/F, etc.).

Got something sitting on your computer right now that might work? Perhaps some idea brewing in that big brain? Then check out the Submissions page on, download the Author Info PDF for additional instructions, including submissions address, and start flooding our inbox!