Saturday, October 04, 2008

New Press or Imprint?

Announcement quoted in full:


Sunflower Publications is now accepting short stories no less than 5,000 words and up to 8,000 words. These stories will NOT have ISBN numbers because of their length. These will go on sale with a price ranging between $1.49 - $1.99.

We are looking for wickedly wild characters, and plots need to be hot enough to singe. If you can offer the aforementioned, we at Sunflower Publications want to see what you've got.

Submissions Address: sunflower.submissions at

We are looking to publish: BDSM, Fantasy, Fetish Love Stories, Horror, Humor, Interracial/Multicultural, Gay-Male/Male stories, Paranormal, and Suspense.

While the stories we are looking for are to be highly erotic, we require romantic elements to the book, relationships and endings should always feature a happily ever after, at least for the ending of the story.

Submission package: We want to see your submissions via e-mail ONLY, your manuscript is to be attached as an rtf file, also enclose a short cover letter including a paragraph about yourself and tell us your publishing history. We will also look for a short "blurb," synopsis of no more than 300 words. Tell us which genre you're
targeting this book for and if it's a single title or a series.

Because we are an email only publisher we will also make royalty payments via an internet source, i.e., Paypal. Authors please forward your Paypal information.

Unpublished authors please query finished manuscripts between 5 and 8K (actual word count) only.

Formatting: Book Antiqua 12 point, 1 inch margins, double spaced.

Royalties: 50% of gross paid monthly (minus Paypal fee) – you will receive your first payment within 30 days of publication. Expect to hear back from us about your submission within 60 days.

Please note: WE DO NOT ACCEPT THE FOLLOWING: Child pornography, necrophilia, bestiality, scat, or snuff.

We publish Novellas only, ranging from 5,000 to 8,000 words total length -- NO colossal sagas, please! (Series and Serials welcome) We do accept sweet Contemporary Romances, but we would like to see sensual romances.

Because we are an "E-Publisher" does not mean "No Editing". Please give us your best or nothing at all.


Teddy Pig said...

Because we are an "E-Publisher" does not mean "No Editing". Please give us your best or nothing at all.

Give us your best editing?
I thought publishers provided editing?

Anonymous said...

No ISBNs???? No website???? A generic Yahoo address????

WARNING!!! Sounds like a shady outfit that is doing everything possible not to leave a trail for people to follow......

Gehayi said...
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Stacia said...

Um, they only pay through Paypal but expect their authors to tote the Paypal fee?

All the other problems aside, that's lousy.

veinglory said...

The whole thing is pretty baffling if you ask me.