January 6, 2022

5 Prince Publishing: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Updated 2:30 January 6th 2022:  5 Prince Publishing does not meet our guiding principles because they only accept submissions from residents of the United States that are currently located in the United States. I’m very sorry for any confusion caused. Please do not submit to them if you are based outside of the United States. …

December 9, 2021

Berkley (an Imprint of Penguin Random House): Accepting Manuscript Submissions Through January 9th

Berkley, an imprint of Penguin Random House is having an open reading period from December 7th, 2021 through January 9th, 2022. They are seeking full-length adult novels in the following genres: romance, women’s fiction, mystery, suspense and thrillers, horror, science fiction, and fantasy.  This is the first time they’ve run this program, although they’ve made…

October 28, 2021

Hydra Publications: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Hydra Publications is based in Indiana, and should not be confused with Random House’s Hydra imprint, or Hydra House, a Pacific Northwest based publisher of speculative fiction. Hydra Publications started out publishing a wide variety of genres, but now publish mainly speculative fiction, with a few imprints outside of that. Hydra also has a number…

October 8, 2021

Sourcebooks Casablanca: Now Seeking Manuscript Queries

Sourcebooks is a major independent publisher in the US whom we have reviewed here. Sourcebooks was founded in 1987, and in 1996 Sourcebooks Casablanca joined the family.  Three other imprints followed. They have major distribution and good covers. While their other fiction imprints open and close to unagented submissions, they are almost always open  to…

April 29, 2021

Blind Eye Books: Open to Manuscript Submissions

Blind Eye Books publishes science fiction, fantasy, mystery, and romance novels featuring LGBTQ protagonists. They are a print publisher and their book covers are beautifully designed and really stand out. The books they have published have won and been nominated for a number of awards, including the Lambda. Most of what they publish is between…

April 22, 2021

Alcove Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Alcove Press is a new imprint of the established publisher Crooked Lane (which is owned by Bookspan). Usually we don’t review publishers that have not been actively publishing for over a year, and Alcove released their first book in September 2020, but because they are an imprint, and one that is clearly being invested in,…

April 1, 2021

Deep Desires Press: Now Seeking Manuscript Submissions

Deep Desires is a press that publishes Romance and Erotic Romance. Deep Desires Press was founded 2016 by a group of authors and editors, including bestselling erotica author Cameron D. James, in addition to editors that have worked on bestselling erotica and erotic romance books. The founders also have substantial self-publishing experience. As they put…

February 11, 2021

Decadent Publishing: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Decadent Publishing is only interested in publishing Romance Fiction. They are open to fiction of any heat level (they define their heat levels as part of their submission guidelines) and most sub-genres of romance. Some of what they have published can be definitively classified as erotic romance. You can get a feel for what they…

January 14, 2021

Mills & Boon: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Mills & Boon is a romance imprint of British publisher Harlequin UK, and like Harlequin in the US, it is now an imprint of HarperCollins. Mills & Boon was founded in 1908 by Gerald Rusgrove Mills and Charles Boon as a general publisher, and it has gone through a lot of changes over the years,…

January 7, 2021

Hera: Accepting Submissions

Hera is a new female-led, independent digital publisher. They focus exclusively on publishing commercial books, including works psychological suspense, police procedural, and thrillers, to romance, and glamorous contemporary fiction. They were founded in 2018 and published their first book in January 2019. Their books generally have excellent and engaging covers. Hera is based in the…

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