Crimson Romance Writer’s Guidelines
Our romance eBook line is open to romance submissions in five popular subgenres: romantic suspense, contemporary, paranormal, historical, and spicy (sexy) romance.
Within those subgenres, we are flexible about what happens. It’s romance, so there must be a happily-ever-after, but we’re open to how your characters get there. Everyone has to be a consenting adult. Other than that, we’re looking for smart, savvy heroines, fresh voices, and new takes on old favorite themes.
We’re looking for full-length novels (at least 40,000 words) and at this time are not publishing novellas. We are open to considering one-author story collections.
If you have a finished novel you’d like for us to consider, please just drop editor Tara Gelsomino a line at email@example.com with a brief description of your work–please, no attachments until requested. That’s it! We’ll get back to you as quickly as we can–within a few days for queries and within a few weeks if we request a full.
We prefer works that have not been previously published in whole or in part in any media, including self-publishing (Kindle, CreateSpace, etc.), but will consider exceptions when the quality of the work merits such an exception.
Short Story Romance Submissions
We’re currently seeking submissions for short story romances (about 5,000 to 10,000 words, but don’t let word count keep you from submitting – we’re flexible) for collections on the following themes:
Christmas (submit stories by June 1, 2013)
New Year’s Eve (submit stories by June 1, 2013)
Valentine’s Day (submit stories by August 1, 2013)
Sports/professional athlete hero (submit stories by July 31, 2013)
Any heat level is fine.
Have an idea for a collection not listed here? Drop us a line and we’ll consider it.
Please submit your full story to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Short Story Submission – [intended collection]” in the subject line. If we get enough submissions to publish more than one title in each category, we will.
Wild and Wanton Line
One of Crimson Romance’s most popular subgenres is our Wild and Wanton line, and we’re seeking authors who can write for this line. Wild and Wanton books take classics (like Wuthering Heights and Pride and Prejudice) and turn them into erotic novels by adding sexually explicit scenes between the characters that readers already know and love.
Wild and Wanton authors add these scenes using same tone, voice, and style as the original work. The added scenes must fit in with the original novel’s story arc and character development.
Like to give it a try? Send along a 2-3 page erotic scene you’ve written for a classic novel (it must be in the public domain). Paste the scene into your email (we won’t open attachments). Let us know if you have written and/or published any romances. Include a list of classic titles you’d be interested in working on in case the book you base your sample on has already been contracted.
Do note that we have already released or have under contract Wuthering Heights, Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Emma, Far from the Madding Crowd, The Count of Monte Cristo, Daisy Miller, Persuasion, Mansfield Park, Dracula, North and South, Lorna Doone, and A Room with a View.
Submit to email@example.com with the subject line “Wild and Wanton sample.”
Thank you for your interest!