Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Sub Op

Scheduled to launch in November 2015, NineStar Press would like to see submissions of "LGBTQA romance fiction, literary novels, and erotica shorts.

For romance
Length: 12-120k words.
Heat: Sweet (no sex or “fade-to-black”) through to fully erotic.
Content: The story must have an LGBTQA romance running through it. Both HEA and HFN accepted.
Genre: Currently seeking works in the following genres—contemporary, paranormal, romantic suspense, sci-fi & fantasy, horror/thriller, crime, BDSM, historical, cowboy/western, New Adult/college.

For erotica
Length: 5-12k words.
Heat: Super hot. Scorching.
Content: Must be focused on LGBTQA characters. Romance isn’t necessary. Lust/sexual tension definitely is. Strong payoff.
Genre: All genres and kinks considered other than those listed in the “what we don’t accept” section below.

For literary novels
Length: 45-120k words.
Heat: If applicable, sex scenes of any heat level are fine, provided they serve the story.
Content: Must have an LGBTQA main character. Romance plots aren’t necessary. We’re particularly interested in well-crafted stories about trans, ace, aro, nonbinary, and genderfluid characters.
Genre: All considered.

Standalones, series & serials all considered across the board. Serials must have a defined ending in each instalment. Previously published or self-published books are considered. Authors with orphaned books after the folding of a publishing company are encouraged to submit. You must own all rights to the story.

What we don’t accept
Necrophilia (doesn’t apply to vamps, zombies and any other kind of “undead”—they’re a-okay with us!)
Incest (step relations are considered)
Bestiality (doesn’t apply to shifters or most sci-fi & fantasy creatures with human forms)

Special Call for Seasonal Stories!
In addition to our regular submissions request, we’re also currently on the lookout for seasonal stories for the holidays/winter release period. These stories must have a winter or Christmas/holiday theme. Any genre, any category, and within the word count length parameters stipulated in our general guidelines. Please put “Seasonal Submission: [Title], [Author Name]” in the subject line and follow all other guidelines as stated above.

Why submit a manuscript to NineStar Press?

40% net royalty on ebooks, paid monthly
A contract term of 2 years
An author-friendly contract—no rights grab!
Absolutely NO fees/payments required of you—ever
No ROFR clause in your contract
Thorough editing to ensure your book is the absolute best it can be
Stunning cover & promo art
Excellent publisher-led promo. We don’t expect you to do all the work! We will organise a blog tour for your book, submit to reviewers, include it in paid advertising, blast it across social media, and so much more! We believe that maintaining a promo & marketing budget in the company finances is one of the most important things a publisher can do for authors."

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  1. Keita Haruka4:15 PM this I would be interested in. Thank you!

  2. You're welcome -- and if you sell a story to them, we want to hear about it. :)