Red Moon Romance: Manuscript Submission Guidelines

Written by Sheritha Singh | February 9, 2016

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 mind, authors should understand that Red Moon does not intend to dominate the commercial market.

Their main focus is on stories portraying the essence of romance: the fun and joy of courtship, butterflies in the tummy, knees going weak, etc. However they are not opposed to Hot romances.

Their open submission period is from January 1 until October 31.

Four editors are listed on their website. The website as a whole does not have a friendly interface — you really have to search for what you are looking for. However, the website is updated on a regular basis. Their latest releases are tagged “out now” so it’s pretty easy for readers to find — which is good news for authors. They seem committed to promoting their authors and offer readers the option of signing up for their newsletter to keep up to date with newest releases. Open submissions are also listed on the landing page. Red Moon is also active on Facebook and Twitter and encourages readers to tweet their reviews / reading experiences.

They have a blog which was last updated on the 7th of January with their latest open call for submissions. They also feature their authors on their blog — which is a good thing for readers browsing through the site looking for more information on the publisher. Bloggers are welcome to join their press and publicity team by signing up on their website for cover reveals. All in all Red Moon Romance comes across as a legit publisher who has the best interests of their authors at heart.

Red Moon Romance publishes digital and print editions of speculative fiction at various lengths (novels, novellas, serials, collections, and themed anthologies) for Adult and New Adult audiences. Their distribution is primarily online: they sell through websites (including their own since summer 2015). They occasionally sell at bookstores, and always in the vendor room of conventions they attend.

Authors should take note of the length of submissions:

  • Novels 50,000-100,000 words.
  • Novellas over 20,000 words.
  • Serialized fiction length varies depending on the project. Single-author collections with a total word length of 30,000 words or more.

They also consider the following sub-genres:

  • Contemporary/ChickLit
  • Fairy tale-based
  • Fantasy/Urban fantasy
  • Historical
  • Kink/BDSM
  • Mythology-based
  • Paranormal
  • Science fiction
  • Shape-shifter
  • Steampunk
  • Thriller/Suspense
  • Time travel
  • Vampire
  • Urban
  • Western/Cowboy

They do not publish young adult chaste romances.

Their payment is a pro-rata share of 40% net profit on anthology sales distributed among the contributing authors based on story word-count paid semi-annually. Plus a trade paperback copy of the anthology. No advances are paid.

For more information check out their website here .

Bio Sheritha Singh writes erotic fiction under the pseudonym Lace Higgins. She was previously published by Breathless Press but now publishes her own work online here. Sheritha writes between studying, working as a lecturer at a community college, dreaming, eating and pretty much indulging in anything creative.  Sheritha loves hearing from fans. Please tweet @Shersinghzn.