Written by Emily Harstone December 2nd, 2015

Entangled Publishing: Now Accepting Book Manuscripts

Updated March 2024

Entangled Publishing is an independent publisher of adult and young adult romantic fiction. Since its first release in July 2011, Entangled has published more than 970 titles. This number includes a lot of titles that have made it onto the New York Times Bestsellers list and the USA Today Bestsellers list. Some of their more famous books are Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros, and Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Entangled Publishing has twelve imprints.  They have three single title imprints. These are Entangled Select (an adult romance imprint, encompassing all subgenres of romance), Entangled TEEN (a line of books geared to the young adult audience, there must be at least a romantic subplot), and Embrace (with protagonists typically ranging from 18-22, Embrace publishes high-concept stories that focus on the endless possibilities this stage in life brings, and above all, romance). They also have nine category romance imprints that are released digital-first across a wide variety of platforms.

In 2019 they signed a controversial author duo that is banned on Amazon, and that created some ongoing bad press. You can read about it here. I think this raises serious questions and should be taken into consideration.

Submit to only one imprint per title. They will move the submission if it would be better for another imprint. Do carefully review each of the imprints before submitting.

All submissions must include a query letter and the full manuscript unless you are a bestselling author or an author who has published with Entangled previously.

They promise that all submissions will be responded to with a rejection, a request to take to their board of acquisitions, or a revision request within 60 days.

Entangled releases between 30-45 titles per month in digital first format and 4 per month in simultaneous print and digital formats. They are distributed by Macmillan, one of the largest distributors, and they have a joint partnership with St. Martin’s Press. Many of their titles are also released in audio format.

They claim to create an individual marketing plan for every book that they release. Their website is engaging, well organized, and well designed.

According to their website, this is how their royalties work:

“Digital-first releases receive up to 35% of cover price, while print royalties begin at 7.5% of cover price. When releasing simultaneously in print via brick and mortar bookstores, ebook royalties are 20% of cover price.”

All submissions are made via the online submission platform Submittable.

To learn more or to submit, visit their website here.


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