Carina Press is Harlequin’s digital-first adult fiction single-title imprint, publishing first in digital, with releases in audio and print as well.
Our mission is to connect readers with authors who write the stories they want to read, and the stories they want to talk about and recommend. Carina Press publishes books from talented authors in all subgenres of romance, including romance, science fiction, fantasy, and more. We also publish mysteries of all flavors—from cozies to thrillers—both with and without romantic elements.
But Carina Press is interested in more than just the traditional genres. We’re also willing to go beyond the boundaries and mix it up. If the book of your heart fits into a niche that has very little shelf space in a traditional bookstore, Carina Press is eager to read and potentially publish your story.
Want to find out more about Carina Press staff, editors and authors? See this page for links to staff on social media. Visit this page for information on the editors and what they’re looking for.
We’re pleased to announce we will once again be accepting submissions of novellas in all genres we currently publish. Minimum word count for submission to Carina Press is now 20,000 words.
Please note that our submission guidelines have changed and, as of Fall 2015, submissions of fantasy and science fiction that do not have romance as a central story/plot element will not be considered. Please do not submit manuscripts in this genre that are not, at their core, romance. We will continue to accept only submissions of science fiction romance and fantasy romance, and all associated subgenres, with strong romance elements.
All submissions will receive an auto-response from Submittable acknowledging receipt of submission. If you don’t receive an auto-response (don’t forget to check your junk mail folder!), please send a follow-up email, with no attachments, asking for verification of receipt.