Written by Emily Harstone February 16th, 2017

Loveswept & Flirt: Now Accepting Book Manuscript Queries

January 2019: Loveswept announced over Twitter, that they are going to close. Website not updated yet. No updates on Flirt, but they are not included in the 2019 Manuscript Publishers Guide.

Loveswept and Flirt are Random House’s digital only imprints focused on romance and women’s fiction.

They are accepting queries for submissions in contemporary romance, erotica, historical romance, paranormal romance, women’s fiction, and new adult.

There is no strict word count limits for submissions. But work must be at least forty thousand words in length.

If your book does well as an eBook they will publish a print version of it at a later date. The great thing about publishing digitally with Random House is that your book still gets the same serious consideration in terms of editing, marketing, and designing that their traditionally published books do, but no agent is required.

Although, if they accept and publish your book, it would be much easier to get an agent, moving forward.

Both Loveswept and Flirt are open to books that have been previously self-published or traditionally published. You just have to own the rights to the books before submitting them.

Royalties are split between the author and the publisher 50-50. No advances are offered. It is important to note that their contract was initially very controversial, and was modified. There are still points of contention, but there are fewer. You can read more about that here.

All submissions must be made through their easy to use form. All submitters must be 18 years of age or older. I would encourage you to edit the information you are putting into the form elsewhere before submitting it, as you could easily lose it in the form itself and it is harder to edit in that format.

To learn more visit their website here. The FAQs are easy to miss but very helpful, so make sure to read those before submitting.



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