Romance

April 16, 2020

City Owl Press: Accepting Queries

City Owl Press is a publisher of Adult and New Adult Romance and Speculative Fiction. They publish the following sub genres: Contemporary Romance, Histicorical Romance, Paranormal, and Sci Fi Romance, as well as Romantic Suspense, Time Travel Romance, Dark Fantasy, and Urban Fantasy. They are explicitly not interested in work in the dytopian, gaslamp, steampunk,…

April 2, 2020

Felony Books: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Felony Books is a publisher of urban fiction. Urban fiction is also called street lit or street fiction. It’s fiction based in an urban setting and it usually deals with socio-economic realities and leans towards the gritty. In most contexts, it is written by and for African Americans. In the context of Felony books based…

February 27, 2020

Brother Mockingbird Publishing: Actively Seeking Manuscript Queries

Brother Mockingbird Publishing is a small independent press committed to discovering writers from the American South, but they are also open to good fiction, regardless of where the author is based. They recently celebrated their two year anniversary, so they are a new press.  They publish a wide range of genres including women’s fiction, historical…

April 25, 2019

Shadow Mountain: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Shadow Mountain is an imprint of Deseret Books. Both publishers have their roots in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but  Deseret Books focuses more on producing faith-based content. Shadow Mountain publishes primarily fiction and they have published a number of New York Times bestselling books. Because the company is run by members…

April 4, 2019

Transmundane Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Transmundane Press is a small press that is always open to submissions and publishes print and electronic books. They don’t say a lot about the genre they publish on their site, but based on browsing their back catalog I would say they publish largely genre (paranormal/horror) romance aimed at young adults and adults. I was…

July 19, 2018

Black Opal Books: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

UPDATED JULY 30TH, 2019 – They have gone through some recent upheval in terms of new ownership and employees. I cannot disclose details at this time, but I would not advise anyone to approach them at this time. I will update as soon as I hear more. They accept all romance genres, including paranormal and…

May 30, 2018

Cobblestone Press: Now Accepting Submissions

A small  print on demand and romance ePublisher. They publish sensual & erotic romance stories and short story erotica.  They have different guidelines and expectations for each of these categories. They release five to eight titles a month in a variety of eFormats. They are open to most subgenres and have a full list on…

May 17, 2018

Regal Crest Enterprises: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Updated April 20th, 2020 Regal Crest Enterprises historically specialized in publishing books of interest to lesbian readers but now their focus has expanded to include LGBQTI books. They mostly publish genre fiction. They have a non-fiction imprint as well. Writers who have worked with them have generally good things to say, particularly about the editing…

April 5, 2018

Roane Publishing: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Updated April 2019: Website non-functioning. Consider defunct. Roane Publishing is a romance publisher that focuses on work ranging from sweet to spicy. Roane now also publishes erotica and fantasy. No romance element is required in their fantasy books. They are open to most sub-genres of fantasy including “Epic, Sword and Sorcery, Steampunk, Urban Fantasy, Dystopian,…

March 1, 2018

Tell-Tale Publishing: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Tell-Tale Publishing is a small press founded in 2009. They seem to focus primarily on eBooks but also they have print options (largely print on demand). They publish six imprints which include Dahlia (Romance, and various romance subgenres), Stargazer (fantasy, steampunk), Nightshade (horror), Casablanca (mystery), Thistle (middle school, YA, New Adult), and Deja Vu (reprints…

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