City Owl Press is a cutting edge indie publishing company, bringing the world of romance and speculative fiction to eager readers. The company was co-founded by media savvy, award-winning authors, Yelena Casale and Tina Moss. Together they bring more than a decade of business, writing, editing, design, marketing, advertising, and publishing experience.
“City Owl is unique in its well-rounded approach to meet the needs of both the reader and the author,” said co-founder Tina Moss.
City Owl Press focuses on fresh dynamic stories at affordable prices, book variety and purchasing power for every reader, and diverse opportunities to connect with authors. Every book receives strong marketing and promotion, quality designer covers, and rock solid editing.
“We believe in connecting every book with the right reader and every reader with the right book,” said co-founder Yelena Casale.
The first title from City Owl Press will come out in October 2014, with four additional books coming to the market throughout 2015.
We offer .ePub format which is the standard in digital books. It is capable of being read on several eReaders, Smartphones, Computers, and Tablets.
We also offer .mobi for some books which is the format for Amazon's Kindle devices.
What we are looking for:Thrilling Adult and New Adult Romance and Speculative Fiction in the following subgenres:
What will attract us to a story: well-written and strong but flawed protagonists, deep characterdevelopment, and exceptional world-building. We are always looking for original ideas and unique voices.
Submission Requirements (Finished manuscripts only).
Please only submit manuscripts that have been through at least two round of edits. These do not have to be professional edits (that's our job!), but they should be self-edited, beta read, or partner critiqued.
If the submission is unsolicited, you must send a query and the first ten pages. Manuscripts should be pasted into the body of the email. Do not worry about formatting. All work should be author’s original. Add #Pit2Pub in the subject line.
Plagiarism of any type will not be accepted.
Send all submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Pandamoon is an independent publishing company that takes ultimate advantage of the electronic revolution occurring in book publishing, production, and promotion. We use our combination of skills, knowledge, and expertise to propel our authors to success. Below is a very brief overview of the three types of publishing companies that are most common in the industry and how Pandamoon has positioned ourselves to become the best solution.
WHERE DOES PANDAMOON FIT?
So if the traditional publishers have editorial expertise, the electronic publishers have technical expertise, and the subsidy publishers just need to go away, what is the missing puzzle piece? It’s marketing, but not just any kind of marketing. It’s a fully integrated marketing communications campaign that builds the author’s brand, creates reader loyalty, and engages the reader in interactive communications that creates buzz across all the social media realms. It’s the kind of marketing expertise that only years of experience can provide. And, fortunately, for our authors, the leaders at Pandamoon possess.
We also believe in fairly compensating our authors. We are a royalty-paying non-subsidy publisher and our royalties are significantly higher than those of traditional publishers. We are partners with our authors in the entire process. If they win, we win. And we like to win.
After analyzing the publishing process from every possible angle, we believe we have developed the most successful business model not just for today, but well into the future. It’s based on the power of three — a triangle, the strongest structural form. Every project at Pandamoon gets equal attention from each of the three legs of the triangle…editing, technical, and marketing. Because we know that it takes the full effort of each of these areas to give our books the ultimate opportunity for success. It’s a simple idea but we’re pretty proud of it because we know it works.
We do things the way we think they should be done, not because that’s the way it’s been done for over a hundred years. We are entrepreneurs at heart, filled with drive and passion and have created the changes we want to see in the publishing world. A world where all talented voices and stories get told. Where authors get to reap larger rewards for their efforts. Where readers get to read the books they want. If you want to be part of the Pandamoon Publishing revolution, we’d love to talk with you.
At Pandamoon, we grow good ideas into great reads…one book at a time.
WHAT TO SEND US
When submitting work to us, please keep in mind that we will consider only completed works. We keep it simple here. Our form building process will gather all the information we require, as well as allow you to attach your full manuscript for our review. Please follow the guidelines below before uploading it into our forms.
HOW TO FORMAT YOUR WORK
In keeping with our mission to be a sustainable company, we'd like you to save the trees and follow our electronic format of uploading a manuscript. Due to the volume of submssions we get, it really helps our editors when you take the time to format your manuscript in a consistent manner. Please ensure that your manuscript conforms to the following:
WHAT TO INCLUDE IN YOUR SUBMISSION EMAIL
We gather quite a bit of information in our forms to best determine compatibility with you and your work. All the information is important to us, so please be thorough in your submission. We will take careful consideration of what you have created and who you are as a writer, as both are equally as important to us.
Paper Gold Publishing is a publishing company with authors at its core. We deliver whatever our customers - the authors - require.
We can take a rough manuscript and turn it into a highly marketable gem while allowing the author to keep 100% of the royalties via our Breakthrough Publishing Package.
We can adapt and provide individually agreed services tailored to our authors' needs. For details, check out our Treasure Chest Services.
We are also a royalty-paying publisher who is proud to push into the limelight talented authors we believe in. For Submission Guidelines, see below.
1. We are open for submissions.
2. You do not require an agent's representation in order to submit.
3. Submissions will be considered in order of receipt.
4. Our turnaround time is usually under 72 hours, but there may be instances when our in-boxes will be bulging. We aim to give you an estimate, and we ask that you are patient and respectful in your communications with us.
5. Every submission will be acknowledged and every resolution will be given in writing (email), with a list of recommendations where applicable.
6. Please do not send in hand-written manuscripts. Our preferred submission method is email.
We are only considering completed manuscripts. These can be in any genre, fiction or non-fiction, and of any length. Having said that, if you submit a 2500-word story, please be aware that we would look to publish it as part of an anthology. This may negatively influence your expected publication date. Alternatively, if you submit an opus 400,000 words long, we may decide to split it into several books and publish it as a series.
Whatever genre you choose, please make sure you put your heart and soul into your writing. In a world where 3 million books are available daily for one-click purchase, your only chance to stand out from the crowd is to be brilliant. A poorly written story, a rush job, or something you cobbled together last night and never bothered checking for typos or clarity of thought, is simply not going to be good enough. You have to have a powerful style, a formidable message, an awe-inspiring product in order to have a chance of rising to the top.
No pressure, then.
At PGP, we are waiting to receive that breathtaking story that will leave us in awe of you, the author. Give us no choice but to publish your work.
Increasingly, the modern reader is looking for value and superior quality, and so, any writers who hope to engage a large proportion of their readers consistently over a long period of time would be well-advised to listen to their readers' needs and wishes.
When you are ready...
Please send your submission to: email@example.com
Please type your name, title of your work, and #Pit2Pub in the subject line. The email itself should consist of a short query, including the title of your manuscript, approximate wordcount, a short summary of your book (a sentence or two, NOT a full synopsis) and a few words about yourself. We would also like to know whether your work is already published and where, and whether you are submitting this manuscript to other publishers at the same time. Please be assured this information is not a deciding factor in your manuscript's acceptance. We have listed above what is.
Attach your manuscript to the email. We would like to read a short synopsis of your work before we launch into the book, but we also understand that for some authors synopses are akin to facing the gallows. If you find it difficult to write a synopsis, just do your best. The entire work will not be judged on the quality or technical execution of your synopsis. Include this synopsis on page one of your manuscript. Please refrain from using watermarks and special effects; they tire the eye and distract the reader at the best of times. So do colors and multiple fonts or font sizes. We have formatters for such things. First, we need to concentrate on the story.
If you are submitting several manuscripts, please make a separate submission for each one.
The REUTS Mission
WHO ARE WE? Simply put: we’re authors, lovers of the written word. Whether we started as readers, editors, designers or television personalities, our driving passion is the creation and growth of incredible stories. Collectively, our team has over a dozen years of experience in all aspects of the industry–from the traditional query, agent, publisher pathway . . . to the wild and fast-moving world of advertising . . . to the complex and delicate workings of bottom-line driven marketing. We use these valuable skills to magnify the talents of our authors and showcase their works to the fullest degree.
REUTS is an boutique YA/NA publisher that offers an unconventional, yet advantageous and author-friendly approach to traditional publishing.
WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? It means we offer our authors the enhanced creative control usually associated with self-publishing, while also providing the expert level of support one might expect from a professional publishing house. Essentially, we’ve combined the best of both worlds while leaving behind the undesirable or inconvenient parts of either.
A.K.A. we’re open to submissions!
We don’t limit ourselves within genres, but we require stories to be fictional and geared towards Young Adult and New Adult audiences.Please check out our Frequently Asked Questions for answers to any additional questions you might have.
Step One:Read through our Submission Guidelines before submitting.
Summer Solstice Publishing was started in March 2008 under another name. In 2010 we teamed up with a marketing company who suggested that we change the name. Solstice has been growing strong for many years and we plan to have many more to come.
Summer Solstice Publishing- Hide Guidelines
Summer Solstice Publishing is looking for Fiction, Romance, MysteryAll sub-genres are accepted.
Desired genres: Action Adventure, Suspense/thriller, westerns
All word length accepted.
In your cover letter include:
River Ram Press. We are, first and foremost, a publishing boutique that aims to inspire both writers and readers. To join the River Ram Press community is to engage with an enthusiastic team of publishers, editors, and authors who strive to excite through the written word and the fandoms that coincide. We at River Ram Press invite you to partake in the conversations that surround young adult and new adult literature. Articles, reviews, and creative fiction that will inspire you as a writer and capture you as a reader can be found on the official RRP Blog.
If you write, take a further look into our many publishing outlets: have your novel published by River Ram Press, enter a short prose to be in 1st Volume of The Ram Boutique, become a staff blogger, or work on your writing one-on-one with our experienced and personable editorial team through River Ram Purple Pen.
If you read, why not join our blogging team that reviews fiction for the masses. Keep involved with RRP to meet our authors and writers exclusively - which means a deeper understanding of the characters and stories you love!
Please, do not be shy in exploring our website and getting in touch with any questions you may have about River Ram Press.
If your manuscript fits our mission and you are ready for publication, let's talk about those all important logistics...
To submit a manuscript to be published by River Ram Press:
As one of our authors, you will work one-on-one with an editor who will guide you through the publishing process from editorial to publication in a digital format. You are the essence and the driving force to express RRP's distinct mission to our readers. Considering this, we encourage you to have an understanding of how we will share your story and develop you as both an author and a brand. Let's work together to make your mark in the literary world!
Interested in writing for Samhain Publishing? Outstanding! You'll be joining more than six hundred authors who either started or continued their writing career with Gold-Standard editing, design and publication support. At Samhain, we make it easy for authors to share work with us. Just follow choose your line below and follow our simple submissions steps!
Samhain Horror. Samhain is now accepting submissions for our line of horror novels. We are actively seeking talented writers who can tell an exciting, dramatic and frightening story, and who are eager to promote their work and build their community of readers.
We are looking for novels - either supernatural or non-supernatural, contemporary or historical - that are original and compelling. Authors can be previously unpublished or established, agented or un-agented. Content can range from subtle and unsettling to gory and shocking. The writing is what counts.
Between 12,000 and 120,000 words, for print eligibility length must be a minimum of 60,000 and a maximum 120,000 words
Submissions and inquiries should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Samahin Retro-Romance. Classic romances from the 70's, 80's, and 90's can find new life in the digital age with Samhain Publishing®.
If you are an author with digital rights to your classic romances, we would love to hear from you. Samhain will take on the multiple steps of digital publication - copyediting, formatting, cover treatment and wide digital distribution - while you reap the hassle-free rewards.
We employ a sliding royalty scale, and are offering terms of 30% of list price for the first 2,500 copies sold, 35% of list for the next 2,500 copies sold, and 40% of list thereafter.
If you are an author looking for a digital publishing partner for your older romance novels, look no further than Samhain Publishing®.
Submissions and inquiries can be sent to: email@example.com.
Samhain Romance. Samhain is now open to general submissions of all genres of romance and erotica, as well as fantasy, urban fantasy and science fiction with strong romantic elements. Authors can be previously unpublished or established, agented or un-agented. We will consider previously published manuscripts on a case-by-case basis.
We are looking for romances of all types and styles, and all levels of heat. Let your imagination run free.
For science fiction, fantasy, and urban fantasy submissions, we would like strong romantic themes throughout, and while a traditional happy ending is not required, we would like some progression in the romantic arc as well as a satisfying ending for fans of romance.
Between 12,000 and 100,000+ words. For print eligibility, minimum 50,000 words and maximum 120,000 words Simultaneous submissions accepted, but keep us posted on the current status of your manuscript No pedophilia, bestiality, necrophilia, rape as titillation, etc.
For information on how to submit to Samhain Publishing, please see the "How to Submit" section below.
Submissions and Inquiries can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
How To Submit:
Email the complete manuscript and a full synopsis that takes the plot from beginning to end as two separate attachments to your email.
Please format your work (manuscript and synopsis) as follows:
When sending your manuscript/synopsis please name them: #Pit2Pub: Title_Author initials_full and Title_Author initials_Synopsis. This helps our editors keep submissions organized.
The files should be RTF (Rich Text File) or .doc (Word Document) Author name and book title should appear on the first page of your manuscript and synopsis
For Retro Romance submissions:
If you do not have digital files of your books to submit electronically, please send the hard copies, along with a cover letter and a copy of your reversion rights (if you have one) for consideration to:
c/o Samhain Publishing
11821 Mason Montgomery Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45249
Please allow up to 12-16 weeks for a personal reply.
Soul Mate Publishing welcomes you to romance, where two become one. We offer high-quality romantic fiction for readers around the world. Our novels, written by only the finest authors, will be available both electronically and in paperback.
Whether you enjoy traditional romance or are searching for stories that push the limits, you'll find what you're looking for. We are NOT the same old thing!
If you are a budding author who needs a publisher to seriously look at your work, just follow the instructions under the Submissions link at the top of this page. We WILL look over your materials and provide a personal response.
We are actively seeking authors who can tell an exciting story and aren’t afraid to venture into new territory. We encourage novels that are original and blur the genre lines. Soul Mate Publishing is a royalty-paying publisher currently accepting submissions for the following Romance Genres:
Remember, blending of genres is allowed and encouraged. Varying levels of sensuality are welcome, however all stories should have an upbeat ending. (NO depraved or illegal acts, bestiality, or pedophilia.)
How to submit:
We use standard formatting as follows:
50,000 – 90,000 words for novels (e-pub & print)
Please allow 4 weeks for a personal reply.
Three Worlds Press (A subsidiary of Three Worlds Productions LLC)
Three Worlds Publishing (TWP) is currently open for quality submissions of 10,000 words or more in all areas except:
Submission should indicate in the cover email the title, genre and word count.
Manuscript submissions should
1) Include a brief synopsis (no more than 2 pages). Yes we all dread writing a synopsis, but it gives the editors a general map of your plot and characters. It shows your novel has a plan. This will allow us to better edit the full manuscript, if it is accepted.
2) Manuscript should be a WORD document only. Any other formats will be returned unread.
3) Times New Roman, 12pt (exclusive of chapter headings and title), normal margins, double space, left justified. Use italics and bold sparingly.
4) No section breaks, page numbers, headers or footers.
5) Page break at the end of each chapter only. Begin next chapter at the top of the next page
6) Under paragraph in the tool bar/Indentation/ “Special” dropdown menu select “first line”. Check the box for “don’t add space between paragraphs of same style”
7) Chapter numbers should be centered at top and always the same number of lines from the top of the page.
8) Quotation marks and apostrophes will be the curled variety and em-dashes will be solid.
ABOVE ALL, please read your manuscript and have other critical and constructive eyes review it for typos and gross inconsistencies. Poorly pre-edited manuscripts will be returned.
Addressing the above technical issues will make edits easier and save time in the long run, if your manuscript is accepted. And put your best professional foot forward.
Submissions may be mailed to email@example.com.
The subject line should include: #Pit2Pub Submission [title] from [pen name]. Indicate your legal name in the body of the submission email. Professional courtesy would include an indication if you have submitted to other publishers. We do not accept agented work at this time (you do not have to be represented by an agent).
Submission does not guarantee acceptance. We will do our best to respond as quickly as possible. If you have not received a response in 30 days, feel free to touch base for an update. If you receive and accept an offer from another publisher or agent, please notify us as soon as possible.
Torquere Press Inc. started as a labor of love for two romance writers and readers. In business since September of 2003, Torquere began as a general partnership, and has grown over the last decade into a much larger organization.
While many publishers out there in 2003 were putting out e-books, very few were publishing gay and lesbian romance. The mission of Torquere Press was, and is, to provide readers who love a good story with great books, and to promote gay and lesbian romance as a genre to be reckoned with.
Partners Kristi Boulware and Joanna Talbot would like to welcome all readers and authors to explore the Torquere Press website, and to contact us with any questions and comments you may have at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kristi Boulware: Kristi is a Texas girl through and through. Sharing a home with her partner in life and business, Joanna Talbot, seven dogs and our children. Kristi works in her spare time with several animal rescues as animals are one of her passions in life. We have a life full of love, laughter and work. Kristi has spent the last several years working with Torquere Press to grow it into a successful publishing company of LGBT romance. In 2014 the decision was made for our previous co-owners to focus on their writing so the business became a partnership between Joanna and Kristi. Kristi has been managing business of all sorts for twenty years and plans to continue the growth of Torquere Press.
Joanna Talbot: Joanna grew up in a family that always had a retail business until mid 2014. Through her families businesses she learned about the ways of retail, advertising and marketing and the importance of good customer service. Joanna thrives on finding new and exciting ways to share the things she loves with anyone and everyone. She has her own business making all natural beauty products that she is very passionate about and focuses on in her spare time. Joanna is very excited to start this new chapter in her life with her new family, and her Torquere family and readers.
A. Torquere Press, the first GLBT Romance epublisher, is open to GLBT romance submissions in all categories. Click here for current open anthology and special calls.
Torquere Press focuses on GLBT romance, exclusively. We publish all the sub-genres of romance -- paranormal, contemporary, western, suspense, etc.. We do require a happy ending, whether that ending is happily ever after or happy for now.
We publish lengths from 3000 words and up. Our pricing structure is based solely on word count.
All submissions to Torquere Press must adhere to the following guidelines or they will be discarded unread.
All submissions must contain gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered characters. While works do not need to be graphic, they must contain romance and focus on the interaction between characters. Acceptance preference will be given to stories with fully realized romances and a high level of sensuality.
All manuscripts must be submitted to email@example.com as an attachment in either .doc, .txt, or .rtf format.
Novel for paperback contract consideration 60,000 words to 100,000 (due to costs involved, manuscripts over 100,000 words will be considered on a case by case basis for print)
We will not accept stories with pedophilia; incest or those containing rape for titillation or other gratuitous violence. We will not accept stories with bestiality (relationships with animals occurring in natural life not including shapeshifters). Forbidden Love Line has opportunties that may fall outside these guidelines.
We will also reject stories that are clearly a copyright infringement, including any that have been converted from fan fiction or that are based on TV shows, movies, or literary characters. We do accept simultaneous submissions, however we require you to update us if there is any interest in your submission from another publisher or if it is accepted elsewhere. We do accept multiple submissions.
Unsolicited manuscripts are accepted at any time. Please remember, however, that current projects take precedence, and while we will acknowledge all submissions in a timely manner, it may take some time for one of our editors to review your work. Please allow 3-8 weeks for a response.. All accepted works will need to be provided to us as an electronic file, and please note we are now using electronic contracts.