Romance

Alcove Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Alcove Press is a new imprint of the established publisher Crooked Lane (which is owned by Bookspan). Alcove Press is focused on publishing upmarket Book Club fiction that “explores family, friendship, and community”. They are actively trying to publish debut authors as well as established ones. You can learn more about their launch in this…

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…

Decadent Publishing: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Updated October 12th, 2023: Their new releases section of their website is out of date, yet they are still actively releasing new books and promoting them on social media. 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…

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,…

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…

Vinspire Publishing: Open Call for Manuscript Queries

Vinspire Publishing was founded in 2004. They were originally called Vintage Romance Publishing, because they started only published historical romance. When they expanded their line in 2010 to include a wide range of genres including books for children, they renamed themselves. Although recently they seem to be re-focusing on romance again, just not historical romance….

Camel Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Camel Press is the genre imprint of Epicenter Press. Camel Press publishes genre work, focusing primary on mystery, including the following sub-genres: suspense, cozy mystery, mystery thrillers, and romantic suspense. They also publish romance, both contemporary and historical and will consider general fiction, historical fiction and westerns, particularly if the author has a strong promotional…

SourceBooks: Now Seeking Book Submissions

Updated April 1st, 2024: They are currently closed to nonfiction work, but their romance and horror imprints remain open to unagented submissions. A large independent publisher based out of Illinois, they also have offices in Connecticut and New York. Source books was started in 1987 by Dominique Raccah. They also have several imprints, all founded…

City Owl Press: Accepting Queries

Updated March 8th, 2024:  Victoria  Strauss at Writer Beware has received and complied a lot of serious author complaints which you can read here. It’s a complex ongoing situation and one we are monitoring. City Owl Press is a publisher of Adult and New Adult Romance and Speculative Fiction. They publish the following sub genres:…

Felony Books: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

UPDATED MARCH 2021: They have not published a new book for over a year. I would not submit. Felony Books is a publisher of urban fiction. Urban fiction is also called street lit or street fiction. It’s fiction based in an urban setting and it usually deals with socio-economic realities and leans towards the gritty….

Brother Mockingbird Publishing: Actively Seeking Manuscript Queries

Updated March 2024 Brother Mockingbird Publishing is a small independent press that describes itself as “committed to the discovery of talented writers with original stories”. They publish a wide range of genres including women’s fiction, historical fiction, romance, mystery (including thrillers and cozies), upmarket, thriller, suspense, science fiction, fantasy, horror, supernatural, picture books, and young…

Shadow Mountain: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Update January 1, 2022, ALL submissions to Shadow Mountain Publishing or Ensign Peak must be represented by a literary agent. Shadow Mountain Publishing, however, will open to unagented and unsolicited manuscripts ONLY during the following dates: March 1 through March 7 June 1 through June 7 September 1 through September 7 December 1 through December…

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…

Cobblestone Press: Now Accepting Submissions

UPDATED: No longer publishing new work. Consider defunct. Do not submit. A small  print on demand and romance ePublisher. They publish sensual & erotic romance stories and short story erotica.  They have different guidelines and expectations for each of these categories. They release five to eight titles a month in a variety of eFormats. They…

« Older Entries Newer Entries »

  • Manuscript Publishers By Category

  • Literary Journals By Category