Romance

May 10, 2017

ImaJinn Books: Accepting Submissions

ImaJinn books is a print and electronic publisher of a wide spectrum of romance novels. They publish everything from new adult to contemporary to fantasy. Their print books are published on demand, and they seem to sell most of their books through Amazon, so don’t except a distributor. However, many authors do stick with them…

March 9, 2017

Black Lyon Publishing: Accepting Book Manuscripts

Update: We apologize for any inconvenience but Black Lyon is currently closed to submissions to all except existing Black Lyon authors through 2017. Black Lyon Publishing is a small but established publisher of romance novels, eBook and printed, out of Oregon. Some of their books also have audio versions. They just recently started to publish…

February 9, 2017

SMP Swerve: Now Accepting Book Submissions

St Martin’s Press is an imprint of Macmillan, one of the big 5 publishers. SMP Swerve is the digital first romance publishing imprint of St Martin’s. ‘Digital first’ is a term applied to publishers and imprints that initially publish eBooks and then depending on the success of the book, or sometimes other factors stated in…

January 26, 2017

Forever Yours: Now Accepting Book Submissions

Forever is the romance imprint of Grand Central Publishing. Grand Central Publishing is an imprint of the Hachette Book Group, one of the big five publishers. Forever Yours is the digital sister of Forever, they focus on publishing unagented authors, and often publish authors without a publication history. They publish eBooks, but they an option…

November 17, 2016

Kensington Publishing: Now Accepting Book Queries

This large independent publisher is based out of New York. They publish a wide variety of mainstream fiction and nonfiction books, with a particular focus on romance. They publish an average of 600 books a year, so they accept a lot more submissions than most independent publishers. To get a good feeling for what they…

October 27, 2016

Lyrical Press: Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Lyrical Press is an electronic only imprint of Kensington, a large independent publisher. Kensington and Lyrical both publish mainstream novels and seem to put a fair amount of pressure on the author to promote their books. They publish a large number of books per year. Lyrical publishes books in all romance genres (specifically suspense and…

August 24, 2016

Blushing Books: Accepting Submissions

Blushing Books started out as a romance print publisher in the 90’s. It has since shifted entirely into the eBook market. Books are released to all major distributors, including the Barnes and Noble Nook, Kobo, Apple, All Romance Ebooks, and Smashwords. They have a newsletter with over 15,00 subscribers, so they are focused on selling…

7 Ways to Win Over Romance Book Editors

Writing romance is not easy. The world’s largest publisher of romance fiction receives about twenty thousand unsolicited romance submissions per year. Editors often say that they judge the potential of a manuscript based on the opening lines. It isn’t surprising then that only a handful of manuscripts get requests for a full submission. Even then,…

August 22, 2016

Cedar Fort: Now Seeking Book Manuscripts

Cedar Fort is a print and electronic publisher based out of Salt Lake City. They are the second largest publisher in Utah. They publish over 150 books a year. Their books cover a wide range of topics, from cookbooks to juvenile fiction. They are a Mormon publishing company, although publish books by non-Mormons, and books…

August 18, 2016

The Totally Entwined Group: Now Seeking Book Manuscripts

The Totally Entwined Group is an eBook and print publisher that was successful in its own right, before being purchased by the Bonnier Publishing group. There have been some shifts in focus since Bonnier purchased it in 2015, but the group still has a good reputation and its focus is still on its two flagship…

August 4, 2016

Lakewater Press: Now Seeking Manuscript Submission

Lakewater Press is a newer eBook and print on demand (POD) publisher. They were founded in early 2015. They publish a wide variety of fiction. They appear to be open to all genres of fiction including young adult, new adult (18-30), and romance. It is important to keep in mind that at this point they…

July 21, 2016

Desert Breeze: Now Seeking Romance Manuscripts

Desert Breeze is an ePublisher that primarily publishes romance novels although they do dabble in other genres such as women’s fiction and Christian fiction, with or without romantic elements. Much of the romance they publish is cross-genre and incorporates elements of various genres ranging from steam punk to modern cowboy. They have been around since…

July 6, 2016

Tule Publishing: A Romance and Erotica ePublisher

Tule Publishing is Romance and Erotica ePublisher with multiple imprints. Many of their books have sold well on Amazon. Most books they have published have at least 25 positive reviews. They have published bestselling and award winning authors. They publish a wide variety of romance including western, paranormal, and holiday. They also have a newer…

June 16, 2016

Pelican Book Group: Now Seeking Romance Novels

A print and eBook publisher of Christian romance novels. They have a number of imprints and accept unsolicited submissions for all but one of them. They are not interested in publishing a book that has been previously self published. They stress this point on their website more than once, as they evidently have to deal…

June 10, 2016

31 Romance Publishers That Accept Submissions Without an Agent

Updated: June 13th 2016 As ebook readers have grown more popular, the publishing market has changed significantly. This has had a huge impact on the self-publishing industry. The media talks about this shift all the time. However, they often neglect to mention the huge impact it has had on the romance publishing industry. There are…

June 2, 2016

Speaking Volumes: Now Seeking Book Queries

Speaking Volumes is an independent publisher based out of Naples, Florida. They started out just publishing Audio books, but now they also publish eBooks and paperbacks. At their About Us page, you can learn more about the company and the current staff. Their books are widely available and they publish a number of established authors….

May 26, 2016

Soul Mate Publishing: Now Seeking Book Manuscripts

Soul Mate is a romance eBook publisher. They have only been around for a few years but have published a number of books in that time.  They encourage authors to blur genre lines and to experiment. They respond to every manuscript submitted correctly, personally. They try to respond to all submissions within 4 weeks. Soul…

May 19, 2016

Source Books: Now Seeking Book Submissions

A large independent publisher based out of Illinois, they also have offices in Connecticut and New York. Source books was started in 1987 by Dominique Raccah. They also have several imprints all founded within the last decade. They started out publishing business books but then expanded to gift books. A number of books they have…

April 15, 2016

Crimson Frost Books: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Crimson Frost is a Canadian ebook publisher that was established 2013. They state explicitly on their website that they publish ebooks only. Crimson Frost also publishes a blog which is linked from their home page and features the publisher’s “spotlight author”. This is a good marketing effort for the publisher to get their authors noticed….

March 17, 2016

Red Sage: Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Red Sage Publishing started as a traditional print publisher in 1995. They have a long list of published books covering diverse genres ranging from contemporary to science fiction. However, they were one of the earliest publishers of erotica. Their website is one of the best I have navigated in a long time. The landing page…

February 25, 2016

Roane Publishing: Now Open to Book Submissions

Roane Publishing is relatively new on the indie publishing scene. Their website is a bit clunky and you have to really read when looking for their submissions link. They describe themselves as a romance publisher ranging from sweet to spicy. Although new, they claim their editors have sufficient editing experience gained from other publishing houses….

February 9, 2016

Red Moon Romance: Manuscript Submission Guidelines

A boutique publisher, Red Moon, usually publishes about 16 to 20 new titles per year. They are an imprint of World Weaver Press but explicitly state on their website that they are not owned by any major corporations. Their main aim is to bridge the gap between self publishing and traditional publishing. With that in…

January 14, 2016

Samhain Publishing: Book Manuscript Submission Guidelines

Updated June 13th 2016 Samahin has closed their doors. Do not submit. Samhain Publishing is an independent publisher of romance and horror books.  They publish digital and print versions. They have good distribution. Founded in 2005 as a digital only publisher, they have now published over 2200 titles by over 600 authors. Just from glancing…

January 12, 2016

Back Hall Press

Updated September 2016 Believed to be Defunct – Do Not Submit A digital first publisher that wants to carve out a new and inclusive space on the progressive edge of genre fiction. They are eager to highlight new and unpublished writers, writers of color, women/non-binary writers, GLBTQ writers, niche genres and innovative styles. Back Hall…

December 2, 2015

Entangled Publishing: Now Accepting Book Manuscripts

Entangled Publishing is an independent publisher of adult and young adult romantic fiction. Since its first release in July 2011, Entangled has published more than 970 titles. This number includes 14 titles that have made it onto the New York Times Bestsellers list and 42 titles that have placed on the USA Today Bestsellers list….

November 4, 2015

Siren Bookstrand: Book Submission Guidelines

Siren Bookstrand is a popular publisher of romance and erotica. They only publish books that end happily ever after. They publish many  books every year and most authors seem happy with the work that the Siren Bookstrand editors do. They are primarily an electronic publisher but they also have print editions. They are most known…

October 27, 2015

Loose ID: Romance Book Publisher Seeking Submissions

Last Updated June 2017 Loose ID is a romance publisher that publishes a large number of electronic books every year. They are open to reprints and works by brand new authors. They have four lines, Love Unleashed (hot romance),  On the Edge (taboo romance), Young Hearts (new adult romance), and Love Revisited (republished romance). Authors…

October 5, 2015

Crimson Romance: Now Accepting to Book Submissions

Updated May 2017 Crimson Romance is a former imprint of Adams Media, that was bought by Simon & Schuster, this year. They remain open to unsolicited submissions. Crimson Romance is a digital-first romance line that is open to submissions in five popular subgenres: romantic suspense, contemporary, paranormal, historical, and spicy romance. They recently started accepting…

June 8, 2015

Harlequin: Now Accepting Submissions.

Last Updated December 2016 Harlequin is easily the most famous romance only publisher out there. In fact, their name was synonymous with romance novel when I was growing up. They have wide distribution, from grocery stores to bookstores. They are everywhere. Most of the famous romance writers, including Mercedes Lackey, Nora Roberts and Christopher Rice…

May 28, 2015

22 Romance Publishers That Accept Submissions Without an Agent

As ebook readers have grown more popular, the publishing market has changed significantly. This has had a huge impact on the self-publishing industry. The media talks about this shift all the time. However, they often neglect to mention the huge impact it has had on the romance publishing industry. There are so many more romance…

May 19, 2015

Avon Impulse: Now Accepting Book Manuscript Submissions

Avon Romance is a romance imprint of HarperCollins. Avon Impulse is their digital first imprint and they publish primarily new authors because of this. If your book does well in terms of digital sales and it is over 25,000 words in length it will receive a print run and receive good distribution. Books that receive…

April 29, 2015

SilkWords: A Choose Your Own Romance Publisher

SilkWords is an online romance and erotica publisher with a focus on a choose-your-own-adventure format. Characters of their books navigate through a world the reader chooses; the character might go on a blind date only to leave with someone the reader’s chose and turning the story through another twist. These short, interactive romance and erotica…

April 8, 2015

Bold Strokes Books: Looking for LGBTQ Manuscripts

Bold Strokes Books publishes only LGBTQ books. Which means that its books feature characters that are Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Trans, and Queer. They publish general and genre fiction. They offer advances to their authors. LGBTQ books are a niche market but Bold Strokes is interested in publishing books that fall under the LGBTQ umbrella including…

April 2, 2015

Boroughs Publishing: Now Accepting Romance Manuscript Submissions

Boroughs Publishing Group is an e-publisher that focuses on publishing romance novels, novellas, and short stories. Within the romance genre they are interested in publishing a large number of sub genres including contemporary romance, young adult, historical fiction, paranormal, urban fantasy, multicultural, erotic, thrillers, and fantasy novels. Boroughs Publishing Group has been around now for…

March 12, 2015

Blue Tulip Publishing: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

UPDATE MAY 2017: They are currently closed to submissions but other major changes including a website that only links to one of the many books they have published has us alarmed. This is not a good sign. Blue Tulip Publishing is a digital publisher with a number of imprints focused on targeting different readerships. Most…

December 9, 2014

BelleBooks/BelleBridge: Accepting Manuscript Submissions

BelleBooks was founded in 1999 by a number of writers of Southern Fiction. They focused on publishing works of southern fiction before creating the now substantial imprint BelleBridge, which is open to a wide variety of genres including, cozy mysteries, women’s fiction, romance, fiction, non-fiction, science fiction, horror, fantasy, young adult, mystery, suspense, and thrillers….

December 8, 2014

Beau Coup Publishing: Now Accepting Book Submissions

UPDATED: January – Permanently closed their doors in January 2016. Beau Coup Publishing is primarily an ebook publisher, but they also publish print editions (through CreateSpace). They publish a wide range of books. Although most books they publish are in the romance or erotica genre, they are also interested in work outside of those genres….

November 29, 2014

Anaiah Press: Open to Manuscript Submissions

Anaiah Press is a Christian digital first publisher. They publish faith based fiction and non fiction. They are relatively small and new publishing house. However they have a large number of editors for such a small organization and many of the editors have a fair amount of experience.  The editors (aside from the managing editor)…

November 16, 2014

Evernight: Open To Romance Manuscripts

Updated April 20 Evernight is an ebook publisher of romance and erotica novels that is currently open to submissions from writers. They also publish print versions of some books. They publish a lot of books and have a relatively high acceptance rate. However most authors that are published by them seem to have had an…

June 26, 2014

Omnific Publishing: Accepting Book Synopsis

Omnific Publishing is romance publishing company that publishes digital books. Omnific started in 2009. At first it seemed like they faced a learning curve to a certain degree. However, they have turned into a successful publishing company, regularly landing books on the Kindle bestsellers lists. Also, a number of their books have been picked up…

May 29, 2014

Beachwalk Press

Beachwalk Press is an independent publisher that was started in 2011 by Pamela Tyner. They largely publish romantic eBooks, but some of their books have been released in print as well. Most of the books they publish are on the sensual side. They are open to romances in all sub genres except for young adult…

April 30, 2014

Endeavor Press: Open to Queries

Endeavor is an ebook publisher based out of the UK, although they accept books from authors of any nationality. They claim to be the largest ebook publisher in the UK, although it is hard to determine if that precise statement is true, it is clear by looking at their competitors that Endeavor is one of the largest…

March 17, 2014

Amira Press: Open To Manuscript Submissions

Amira Press started out as a small e-publisher of romance and erotica and has grown considerably over the years. They have sold a lot of e-books and now even have some print editions. Writers that have been published by Amira speak of then highly. They have good editors and they pay their royalties on a…

February 17, 2014

Prism Books: Open to Manuscript Submissions

Prism is no longer open to submissions without an agent except at conferences. Prism Books is a e-book publishing company with four imprints. They publish a wide variety of books. However Prism is a Christian company, and while they do not only publish Christian books and their authors do not need to be Christians they…

February 10, 2014

Clean Reads: Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Astrea Press officially launched in 2010 and published it’s first e-book in early 2011. It was founded because the owner, Stephanie Taylor saw a gap in the e-book market when it came to “wholesome” mainstream romance novels. Astrea does not publish anything erotic. To this end in the last year they seem to have re-branded…

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