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.

Published by Darla G. Denton, Writer

I am a Contemporary Romance Writer for Curvy women and the men who love them.

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