Paranormal

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,…

Transmundane Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Updated January 19th 2021, They are currently on hiatus and there’s no indicators that they will return. 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…

Black Opal Books: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

UPDATED NOVEMBER 15, 2021 – They are still in operation, but everything I’ve heard from authors has made it clear that their serious issues are ongoing. They are not listed in the manuscript guide and I keep this article up as a reference point. UPDATED JULY 30TH, 2019 – They have gone through some recent…

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,…

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…

Carina Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Updated February 15th, 2019 Carina Press is Harlequin’s digital-first adult fiction imprint, publishing first in digital, and then depending on the numbers releasing audio and print versions as well. Unlike most of Harlequin’s imprints they don’t just focus on romance, although they are open to all subgenres of romance, including contemporary, paranormal, LGBTQ+, and science…

Forever Yours: Now Accepting Book Submissions

Updated March 19th, 2020 Forever is the romance imprint of Grand Central Publishing. Grand Central Publishing is an imprint of the Hachette Book Group, one of the big five publishers. Forever Yours is the digital sister of Forever, they focus on publishing unagented authors, and often publish authors without a publication history. They publish eBooks,…

Harlequin: Now Accepting Submissions.

Last Updated October 2020 Harlequin is easily the most famous romance only publisher out there. In fact, their name was synonymous with romance novel when I was growing up. They have wide distribution, from grocery stores to bookstores. They are everywhere. Most of the famous romance writers got their start at Harlequin. They were acquired…

Boroughs Publishing: Now Accepting Romance Manuscript Submissions

Updated June 15th, 2022: Based on their listing with California Secretary of State website – they have had a history of issues in the past, but they always seem to return to good standing. This may or may not be a red flag. Boroughs Publishing Group is an e-publisher that focuses on publishing romance novels,…

Blue Tulip Publishing: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

UPDATE MAY 2017: They are currently closed to submissions but other major changes including a website that only links to one of the many books they have published has us alarmed. This is not a good sign. Blue Tulip Publishing is a digital publisher with a number of imprints focused on targeting different readerships. Most…

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