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54 Publishers Accepting Romance and Erotica Submissions

If the hardest part of writing a book is finishing it, then the second hardest part is deciding how to get it published.

Thankfully, writers today have options.

  • Option #1 – You can go the traditional route and find a literary agent to represent you and your interests and then that agent will get into contact with the publishing houses they think will be the best fit for your story.
  • Option #2 – You can self publish your work. There are many platforms to choose from and even print on demand options.
  • Option #3 – You can seek out publishers that accept unsolicited manuscripts, submit your work to them and wait to hear if they think your story fits with their brand.

If Option #3 sounds like something you’re interested in and you write Romance and/or Erotica then you’re in luck! Listed below are 54 Publishers actively looking for unsolicited Romance and Erotica manuscripts.

The following sources were used to compile this list:

Literary Marketplace

Publishers Archive

TCK Publishing

Before you start browsing this list, keep a few things in mind:

  1. The genres publishers are actively looking for change from time to time. So while this list is current at the time of publication that might not be the case when you are reading this. Please check the publishers submission pages before contacting them.
  2. Do your homework. Just because your story fits into the Romance or Erotica genre and a certain publisher is open for those submissions, that doesn’t mean your story would be a good fit for their brand. Save yourself some time and stress by checking out the books that publisher has published and compare it to your story. If you think your story would be a good fit with what they sell, chances are they will too.
  3. Read all the information and instructions the publisher has listed on the submissions page and follow it word for word. It’s there for a reason. It’s not open to interpretation.
  4. Not all publishing houses are in good standing. Before doing business with any company please check them out to make sure they are legit and don’t have any active complaints against them. Please use sources like SFWA’s Writer Beware , NWU Writer Alerts and AbsoulteWrite.com’s Bewares, Recommendations and Background Check Forum to learn about current complaints or legal cases out there in the writing world.
  • Beacon Publishing Group
    • Accepts: All Genres including Romance
    • Word Count: Not Specified
  • Bella Books
    • Accepts: LGBTQ stories from all genres including Romance and Erotic Romance
    • Word Count: Prefers 60,000(+) but will consider all lengths.
  • Black Lotus Book Publishing
    • Accepts: Taboo Romance, Erotica and Dark Fantasy
    • Word Count: anything over 1,500 words.
  • Black Lyon Publishing
    • Accepts: Romantic Adventure, Contemporary Romance, Paranormal Romance and Historical Romance
    • Word Count: 45,000 – 90,000 depending on the genre
  • Black Rose Writing
    • Accepts: All genres including Romance
    • Word Count: Not Specified
  • Black Velvet Seductions
    • Accepts: All genres of Romance and Erotica
    • Word Count: Not Specified
  • Blushing Books
    • Accepts: All genres of Romance and Erotic Romance
    • Word Count: Not Specified
  • Bold Strokes Books
    • Accepts: Romance and Erotic Fiction
    • Word Count: Varies on genre
  • Books To Go Now
    • Accepts: Sweet Romance, Erotic, Erotica, Contemporary Romance, Paranormal Romance, Mystery Romance, Romantic Suspense, Steampunk Romance, Time Travel Romance, Chick Lit and BDSM.
    • Word Count: 10,000 – 30,000
  • Boroughs Publishing Group
    • Accepting: All genres of Romance
    • Word Count: 40,000 – 100,000
  • Bullitt Publishing
    • Accepts: Various Romance Genres that are set in contemporary times.
    • Word Count: 70,000 or less
  • Canterbury House Publishing
    • Accepts: Romantic Suspense and Cozy Mysteries with preference to Southern US settings
    • Word Count: 70,000 – 100,000
  • Carina Press
    • Accpeting: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, Paranormal & Urban Fantasy, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Romantic Suspense and Historical
    • Word Count: 25,000 – 125,000
  • Carnation Books
    • Accepts: Fan Fiction in LGBTQ Romance, Contemporary Romance, Erotica and Kink Erotica.
    • Word Count: 30,000 – 75,000
  • Cedar Fort, INC
    • Accepts: Christian Romance
    • Word Count: Not Specified
  • Changeling Press
    • Accepting: Women Erotic Romance – Sci-Fi/Futuristic Romance, Dark and Urban Fantasy Romance, Paranormal Romance, Action Adventure Romance and Guilty Pleasures.
    • Word Count: 20,000 – 40,000
  • Circlet Press
    • Accepting: Short Story Erotic Science Fiction/Fantasy
    • Word Count: Not Specified
  • Cleis Press
    • Accepting: Romance and Erotica
    • Word Count: Not Specified
  • Curiosity Quills Press
    • Accepting: Contemporary Romance
    • Word Count: 45,000 – 120,000
  • Decadent Publishing
    • Accepting: Romance
    • Word Count: 15,000 (+)
  • Devine Destinies
    • Accepting: Romance and Erotic Romance
    • Word Count: 15,000 (+)
  • Dreamspinner Press
    • Accepting: Contemporary Romance
    • Word Count: 50,000 – 60,000
  • Elm Books
    • Accepting: Fae Romance
    • Word Count: 2,000 – 10,000
  • Evernight Publishing
    • Accepting: Romance
    • Word Count: 10,000 – 100,000
  • Extasy Books
    • Accepting: Romance and Erotica
    • Word Count: 15,000(+)
  • Harlequin Enterprise
    • Accepting: Romance in all Sub Genres
    • Word Count: 50,000 – 70,000
  • Highland Press Publishing
    • Accepting: All Genres of Romance
    • Word Count: Not Specified
    • *There is no dedicated Submission page. To inquire about submitting a manuscript, send an email to submissions.hp@gmail.com
  • House of Erotica Books
    • Accepting: Erotica
    • Word Count: Not Specified
  • ImaJinn Books
    • Accepting: Contemporary Romance, Erotica, Fantasy Romance, Holiday Romance, New Adult, Paranormal Romance, Sci-Fi Romance, Urban Fantasy Romance
    • Word Count: Not Specified
  • InkSpell Publishing
    • Accepting: Contemporary Romance, Mystery Romance, Fantasy Romance
    • Word Count: 20,000 – 50,000
  • Interlude Press
    • Accepting: LGBTQ YA and New Adultromance in all sub genres
    • Word Count: 60,000 – 90,000
  • Joffe Books
    • Accepting: Romance
    • Word Count: Not Specified
  • Kensington Publishing
    • Accepting: All genrea of Romance
    • Word Count: Not Specified
  • Korero Press
    • Accepting: Erotica
    • Word Count: Not Specified
  • Lethe Press
    • Accepting: Fantasy/Fairy tale Erotica in Short Story Form
    • Word Count: 5,000 – 15,000
  • LoveLove Publishing
    • Accepting: All Genres of Romance
    • Word Count: Not Specificed
  • Martin Sisters Publishing
    • Accepting: Christian Romance
    • Word Count: 60,000 – 95,000
  • MB Publishing LLC
    • Accepting: Romance
    • Word Count: Not Specified
  • Mills and Boon
    • Accepting: All Genres of Romance
    • Word Count: Varied depending on the series
  • Mirror World Publishing
    • Accepting: Romance
    • Word Count: 25,000 – 125,000
  • Odyssey Books
    • Accepting: Romance
    • Word Count: 5,000 – 100,000
  • Pink Flamingo Publications
    • Accepting: Erotic Romance and Erotica in BDSM and GLBT Themes
    • Word Count: 30,000 – 75,000
  • Polis Books
    • Accepting: Romance
    • Word Count: 60,000(+)
  • Red Sage Publishing
    • Accepting: All Genres of Romance
    • Word Count: Not Specificed
  • Sapere Books
    • Accepting: Romance
    • Word Count: Not Specified
  • Siren Book Strand
    • Accepting: Erotica
    • Word Count: 20,000 – 85,000
  • Soul Mate Publishing
    • Accepting: All Genres of Romance and Erotica
    • Word Count: 50,000 – 90,000
  • SourceBooks Casablanca
    • Accepting: All Genres of Romance
    • Word Count: 85,000 – 100,000
  • Spencer Hill Press
    • Accepting: Contemporary Romance
    • Word Count: Not Specified
  • Text Publishing
    • Accepting: Romance and Erotica
    • Word Count: Not Specified
  • The Wilde Rose Press
    • Accepting: Romance and Erotica
    • Word Count: 7,500 – 100,000
  • Touchpoint Press
    • Accepting: Romance
    • Word Count: Not Specified
  • Tule Publishing
    • Accepting: Romance
    • Word Count: 45,000 – 90,000
  • Wild Blue Press
    • Accepting: Romance
    • Word Count: Not Specified
  • WordWooze Publishing
    • Accepting: Romance
    • Word Count: Not Specified

Do you know of a publishing house not listed above that is actively seeking Romance or Erotica submissions?

Feel free to leave their link in the comment section below.

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How To Print on Index Cards and Post-It Notes

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Did you know that you can print on your index cards? 

I don’t know about you but I don’t have the neatest handwriting and I tend to have more to write then I can manually fit onto one index card. If you have this problem too then this just might be your answer.

I stumbled upon these techniques while creating my Plotting Board. You can check out that little adventure here: How To Outline Your Novel with a Bulletin Board: Part 1 and Part 2. Don’t forget to scroll down and check out the comment section to find user reviews and more tips and tricks on how to accomplish this.

Whether you pin your index cards to boards, keep them on a binder ring, or in a loose pile, you can definitely benefit from having each card typed out as neat as possible. This will, of course,  make it easier to read what your genius mind was thinking. Let’s face it, we’ve all written down notes, key facts/clues, or important plot points and later went back to read it only to find out we must have been channeling our inner doctor because it’s nothing but chicken scratch!

The article I stumbled upon that taught me this neat trick is “How To Print On Index Cards” written by Rhonda Levine on Techwalla.com.

Instructions

  1. Before purchasing index cards, check your printer to see what is the smallest sized index card it can be configured to. Some printers will not print on the 3″ x 5″ cards. If this is the case, you can still print on the larger 4″ x 6″ cards.

  2. Place a stack of index cards in your printer tray and move the printer guide up against them to let your printer know it’s loaded with index cards.

  3. Open your word processing software (MS Word, OpenOffice, or MS Works) on your computer.

  4. From MS Word, click on the “Page Layout” tab

  5. Click on “Size” in MS Word. Set the size to either 3″ x 5″ or 4″ x 6″ depending on the size card you purchased. There is an index card setting.

  6. Change the margins in MS Word to be no more than 1/2″ all the way around.

  7. Change the page orientation to “Landscape”.

  8. If you are using OpenOffice, click on the “Format” tab on the top of the page. On the drop down list, select “Page”. Here you will be able to change the page size and define the margins. Set the page orientation to “Landscape”.

  9. If you are using MS Works, click on “File” and then select “Page Setup” from the drop down menu. Click on the “Size, Source & Orientation” tab to select the size and landscape orientation. Then, set your margins.

  10. Create your index card text.

  11. Click on the “Print” tab.

If index cards aren’t your thing but you do have an avalanche of sticky notes in your writers notebook, on your walls, or around your desk don’t despair! You can print on those too. I kid you not!

The article that taught me this nifty trick is “How To Print Typed Post-It Notes” by an ItStillWorks.com Contributor.

Instructions

  1. Download a template for typing Post-It Notes. If you prefer, you can simply make your own template for each Post-It Note, make the margins 2.5″ wide x 2.7″ high.
  2. Type your message. Decide how many custom Post-It Notes you need and type your message into each box. Use copy and paste to make this go much quicker.
  3. Print typed messages. Print the document as you normally would. Do not involve the Post-It Notes yet. Once printed, apply a Post-It Note to each typed message.
  4. Reprint. With the Post-It Notes covering the typed messages, place the paper into the manual feeder of your printer. Print the page again.
  5. Use your typed Post-It Notes and impress you friends, family or fellow workers/classmates.

I hope these two little tricks help make planning and plotting a whole lot easier for you.

 

40 Lists To Soothe The Soul

To say life is a bit stressful right now is an understatement. So many things seem to keep crashing on us, one right after the other, like waves in a turbulent ocean. It’s easy to get caught up in it all, letting it pull us under, sweeping us out to the depths of our own personal anxieties.

Riding the waves of stress is sometimes all we can do just to survive until we reach calmer seas. Other times we have to fight and swim against the current to get our way back to some level of peace.

Fighting back can take on many forms:

  • Counseling
    • Psychology Today has a large database of therapists, teletherapy, psychiatrists, treatment centers and support groups tailored to your location.
  • Talking to your doctor about medication that might help.
  • Anxiety Exercises
    • Healthline.com is a highly trusted source for medical information and has an article listing 6 exercises or techniques you can do to help ease your anxiety.
  • Cleaning/Organizing your space
  • Journaling

At the moment, for me, cleaning, organizing and journaling are my weapons of choice. Cleaning and organizing helps me to get rid of any anxious energy I might have or even angry emotions that are bottled up inside. It helps me think through things that are troubling me by giving me time to myself without the distraction of a device.

Journaling acts as a brain dump for me. I write about everything. I put all my negative and positive thoughts and feelings down because I feel like it gives me a sense of peace. Once I’m done writing whatever it is I need to write, it’s like a weight has been lifted off of my shoulders and my brain feels less heavy and less jumbled.

When I’m feeling anxious but don’t really know why, lists are what I gravitate towards to help give me something to do with my mind and hands. Creating lists also helps me feel productive and more organized which comes in handy on those days where I feel anything but.

If you think you might want to give lists a try, I’ve made an infographic on 40 different lists you can try.

Inspirational

  • List the things you are thankful for.
  • List quotes, songs, or Bible verses that speak to your soul.
  • List people and things that make you happy.
  • List people who inspire you.
  • List people who are important to you.
  • List all the things you are good at.
  • List all the things you love about your partner or spouse.
  • Keep a running list of one good thing that has happened to you each day.

Organizational

  • List daily, weekly and monthly to-dos.
  • List your monthly and yearly bills.
  • Create shopping lists for groceries and household items.
  • List projects and repairs for the house and car.
  • List important dates and birthdays.
  • Create daily, weekly or yearly cleaning schedules.
  • Create monthly and yearly household budgets
  • List all of your debt that needs to be taken care of.

Productive

  • List your short and long term goals
  • List healthy habits you want to start
  • List new or old hobbies you want to start
  • List recipes you want to try
  • List courses that you can take to be more skilled at your current job or a job you hope to get in the future.
  • List self help and inspirational books you want to read.
  • List gifts you want to buy for loved ones
  • List traditions you would like to start or continue for yourself and your family.

Entertaining

  • List movies and shows to watch
  • List books to read
  • List podcasts you want to try
  • Create wish list of products you want to buy for yourself.
  • List local attractions you want to check out.
  • List place you want to travel to.
  • Make playlists of songs for different moods and situations.
  • List date night ideas.

For Fun

  • List your favorite books you’ve ever read.
  • List your favorite movies and shows you’ve ever seen.
  • List your favorite songs.
  • List your favorite singers or bands.
  • List your favorite YouTubers or social media influencers.
  • List your favorite places you’ve lived or traveled to.
  • List your all time favorite food and drinks
  • List all the important things that has happened to you in your lifetime.

If journaling or writing down lists isn’t your thing because you are a more visual person then I would suggest making lists or “boards” on Pinterest. I’ve found that Pinterest really scratches that creative itch for me and helps me to visually organize my thoughts and wishes for certain projects and lists. Come check out my Pinterest boards for some inspiration and ideas.

How are you doing? What have you found that helps get you through this stressful year? Let me know in the comments below.

5 Spooky Stories To Keep You Up At Night

Halloween is just around the corner and I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate than to snuggle up in my bed and read a good ghost story. Check out these 5 I’ve listed below and if you like one don’t forget to come back and click on the name of the author to see more of their work.

The Haunting of Brynn Wilder

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

by Wendy Webb

After a devastating loss, Brynn Wilder escapes to Wharton, a tourist town on Lake Superior, to reset. But in this inviting refuge, where a century of souls has passed, a mystery begins to swirl. In this chilling season of love, transformation, and fear, something is calling for Brynn. To settle her past, she may have no choice but to answer.

The Sun Down Motel

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

by Simone St. James

Carly Kirk has never been able to let go of the story of her aunt Viv, who mysteriously disappeared from the Sun Down before she was born. She decides to move to Fell and visit the motel, where she quickly learns that nothing has changed since 1982. And she soon finds herself ensnared in the same mysteries that claimed her aunt.

A Stitch in Time

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

by

Kelley Armstrong

Thorne Manor has always been haunted…and it has always haunted Bronwyn Dale. As a young girl, Bronwyn could pass through a time slip in her great-aunt’s house, where she visited William Thorne, a boy her own age, born two centuries earlier. After a family tragedy, the house was shuttered and Bronwyn was convinced that William existed only in her imagination.
Now, twenty years later Bronwyn inherits Thorne Manor. And when she returns, William is waiting.

The Haunting of Ashburn House

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

by

Darcy Coates

Everyone knows about Ashburn House. They whisper its old owner went mad, and restless ghosts still walk the halls. They say it’s the dwelling place of something cruel and sinister. But when Adrienne―desperate and in need of a place to stay―inherits the crumbling old mansion, she only sees it as a lifeline… until darkness falls. Strange messages are etched into the walls. Furniture moves when she leaves the room. There’s something here―something powerful, angry, and hell-bent on shaking things up. 

Berkley Street

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

by

Ron Ripley

After a prolonged legal battle with his aunt and uncle, Shane has possession of the family home where his parents disappeared over 20 years ago. The house, a monstrous castle filled with ghosts and secrets, is more alive than its inhabitants. There’s something lurking beyond the walls and beneath the surface. Something sinister that has haunted him ever since he saw its face in the pond behind the house. And it isn’t happy that Shane is back.

Are you a fan of horror? Is there a book that stands out as the scariest book you’ve ever read? Tell me about it in the comment section below.