Publishers

I am currently updating these pages to ensure they include only romance and/or erotica publishers that are open to unsolicited queries and/or submissions.  Corrections, additions, and further information about publishers is appreciated; please email veinglory at gmail.com. (46)

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13Red Publishing (2018--)

Genres: LGBTQ content
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[6 Oct 18] Added
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Ai Press (Kokoro Press imprint) (2010--)
Genres: Gay Romances and M/F erotic romances  "Gay and Het Erotic romances in e-book and trade paperback. Find your Happy Ever After here!"
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[5 Mar 11] Added
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Ankara Press
Genres: African romance fiction
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[6 Oct 2018] Added 
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Avid Publishing

Genres: Romance -- "Books of Male/Male (MM), Male/Female (MF), Female/Female (FF), and Ménages. Poetry is on a book-by-book review. All categories of fiction."




[23 Oct 2018] Added
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Black Opal Books (2010--)
Genres: Romance +  "we handle all genres of romance, as well as women’s fiction, chick lit, historicals, mysteries, thrillers, YA, and limited non-fiction."

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[16 Nov 2018] Accepts submissions between June first and December thirty-first each year, IMHO their covers aren't great, a bit amateurish.
11/18
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Black Velvet Seductions

Genres: "a wide range of romance sub-genres. Our lines represent all romantic genres from soft sweet romance to supernatural romance, domestic discipline to highly erotic romance stories containing D/s and BDSM relationships."
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10/18
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Blushing Books
Genres: "power exchange" romance, discipline and  spanking
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Reportedly founded in 1991
[24 January 2007] Signs of trouble, negative listings -- 
[30 Aug, 2007] reports of authors not being paid. --
[7 July 2014] No sign of any recent problems.
[16 Oct 2018]"We specialize in romantic spanking stories featuring stern cowboys, no-nonsense spies, knights in shining armor, & other juicy plotlines. Are you BLUSHING yet?"
10/08
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Carina Press (Imprint of Harlequin) / Carina Adores (2018--)
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[28 Nov 2018] Launch of Carina Adores "trope driven LGBTQ+"

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Chances
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[28 March 2010] Added to PLIST.
[19 Oct 2018] Not accepting queries from new authors
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Changeling Press
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[updated May 10, 2007]Sales estimate from Piers Anthony: "A report of 50-250 sales per title per month." Earning estimate: From 'Show me the Money": $1200
[23 Jan, 2011] Brenda Hiatt reports an average earn out of $1050.
10/18
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Cobblestone Press
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[29 Feb, 2009] Brenda Hiatt reports an average earn out of $200.
[23 Jan, 2011] Brenda Hiatt now reports an average earn out of $700.
10/18
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Crimson Frost Books
Genres: "Crimson Frost Books is looking for sexy stories in all sub genres of romance."
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[17 Oct 2018] Added  
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Dark Castle Lords/DCL Publications 
NOT RECOMMENDED
Genres: all genres
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[6 September 07] Aussie-based epress for historical romance.
[21 March 2008] $ Reported to charge the author for cover art using human figures
[10 August 2008] Fees for all covers, and for advertising for anthologies. Sales appear to be too low to even cover these fees. Avoid.
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Dreamspinner (2007--)
Genres: "Dreamspinner Press publishes gay male romance stories in all genres. While works do not need to be graphic, they must contain a primary or strong secondary romance plotline and focus on the interaction between two or more male characters. The main characters of the story must end in a gay or gay polyamorous relationship. Other relationships (heterosexual, lesbian, mixed gender polyamory) are acceptable in secondary pairings or as part of the development of a main character."
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[21 Mar 10] Added to PLIST.
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Emerging Edge Publishing
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[3 Jul 2018]Added
[17 Oct 2018] Not open to submissions
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Eros (2013) (Imprint of Tule Publishing)



Notes:

[9 Nov 2018] Tule Publishing was founded in 2013 by Jane Porter. It spawned a number of imprint, including an erotica and erotic romance imprint called Eros some time around 2016.  All of the Tule books are immaculately packaged in a way that belies Tule's small press status--albeit a lower volume and very selective small press.

The Eros covers seem to cross the line from archetypal to cliche.  There is the 50 Shades clone, the lingerie catalog shots, and the usual sprinkling of rose petals and stilettos. At point of sale the publisher is listed as Tule, which in combination with the generic name robs Eros of any strong sense of identity. Nevertheless the books from this imprint seem to be successful and well-received.

Tule is currently not seeking submissions for Eros, but open to submissions for American Hearts, Holiday, Montana Born, and Texas Born
11/18
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Entangled in Romance (2011--)
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[23 Oct 2018] Added
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eSensual (2013--) (imprint of Alternatepress)

Genres: " all subgenres of Erotic Romance, Romantic Erotica and Erotica"

website
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[24 Oct 2018] Added
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Eternal Press (2007--) (imprint of Caliburn Press)
Notes
[5 Aug 2007]Opened
[22 Feb 2008] sold to Allyson Robertson
[10 Sept 2010] BBB rating: C- for fellow imprint Damnation Books
[23 Jan, 2011] BBB rating is now A+
10/18
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Everlasting (2018--) (Imprint of Fiery Seas)

Genre: Romance including erotic romance

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[21 Oct 2018] Seeking: "Proven tropes: marriage of convenience, forbidden love, opposites attract, secret baby, etc. Heroes: CEOs, cowboys, military, firemen, etc. Beta and Alpha males are accepted. Small town heroes, sexy ranch men, etc. Plot: The romance should be the main plot. Secondary characters are okay, but shouldn't take away from the main character's story. Hero and Heroine Viewpoint should be 50/50. Each story should have a HEA."
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eXtasy 
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eXcessica (2008--)
Genres: Erotica
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ImaJinn Books
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Interlude Press (2014--) (Imprint: Duet Books)

Genre: "LGBTQ general and romantic fiction."

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[12/3/2018]  Seeking  --(Adult Fiction) Novels of 60,000-to-90,000 words in the following genres: contemporary, historical, romantic comedy, mystery/suspense, and romantic fiction. --contemporary, fantasy, and science fiction Young Adult novels of 60,000-to-80,000 words. Interlude Press --Short stories for anthology: Low-to-no angst, feel-good short stories for an upcoming YA anthology. Show us your best charming, quirky stories of teen friendship and/or romance of 7,500-to-15,000 words. 
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JK Publishing  
NOT RECOMMENDED
Genre: "We’re looking for new and established authors to join the JK Publishing family and currently seeking books in the New Age Contemporary (which includes but is not limited to: Rocker, MC, Sports, gritty/edgy stories, etc.) and LGBT category (MM, FF, MMF, FFM, etc.)."
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[13 June 2017] Owner charged with felony theft of author royalties
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Lachesis Publishing (2007-)
Genre: All.
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[1 September 2007] Open since Jan. 07, not erotic romance per se but accepts both romance and erotica
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Liquid Silver Books
Genres: " Currently accepting all romance genres and romance subgenres."
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[30 Mar, 2011] Average earn-out: $900
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Lyrical Press (imprint of Kensington)
Genres: "Lyrical Press is a digital first imprint that offers readers a prolific catalog of titles ranging from sweeping historical romances and edgy erotic titles to chilling thrillers and cozy mysteries. Lyrical Press offers an exciting way to meet your next favorite author in every fiction genre."
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Major Key Publishing (2017--)
Genres: New adult and contemporary romance

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[16 Oct 2018] Added
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Mojocastle Press (2006--?)
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[19 Oct 2018] Their website is redirecting to their Facebook page, not sure how active this press is
10/18
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New Concepts Publishing  
NOT RECOMMENDED
 Genres: "romantic fiction ( sub genres: Science Fiction/ Futuristic; Fantasy, Historical; Contemporary; Paranormal" 

Notes
Earning estimate: From 'Show me the Money": $340
[21 March 2008] Reportedly not providing full editing. Other complaints from authors of books being withdrawn from sales or sold after the end of the contract period.
[30 March 2008] Public statements by the press indicate that, amongst other serious problems, they do not perform substantive editing.
[July] Released an author's contracted first 3 chapters as a completed book written under their own pseudonyms. Author had RWA contact the publisher to pull book, but NCP ignored letter.
[28 July 2008] Because of customer complaints that they don't get their orders (and no response from customer service), and from authors regarding several issues, including lack of statements, NCP deletes its 1700+ member readers loop. Opens a new moderated loop with strict rules: readers cannot interact with authors, and authors can ONLY post promos. Author in-house loop is for NCP personnel only, and all mail is strictly moderated.
[31 July 2008] NCP releases a second book by same author who had only submitted first 3 chapters, again written in full by its own in-house authors. Publisher claims it was forced to because author was taking too long to complete her own manuscript.
[29 Feb, 2009] Brenda Hiatt reports an average earn out of $690.
[21 Oct 2018] "We DO NOT publish gay/lesbian fiction" 
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Phaze
Genres: Erotic romance
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[21 Oct 2018] Closed to submissions
10/18
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Pink Flamingo
Genres: Erotica, listed categories include Maledom Femdom General LGBT Historical SciFi, Paranormal, Vampire Spanking Erotic Romance Puppy & Pony Interracial Erotic Thriller/Mystery/Suspense  
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[2016] Renamed from Pink Flamingo Press to pink Flamingo Media
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Red Sage
Genre: All genre, "As Red Sage’s first authors created erotic romance, this is where our heart is, so we want romance stories, which are erotic. Therefore a majority of what we publish will be romance and erotica."
Notes
[18 Jan 2009] Added
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Riptide Publishing (2011--)
Currently invitation-only
Genre: "Riptide Publishing is a boutique publisher of some of the finest LGBTQ fiction available today."
Notes:
[31 Oct 2018] Riptide is a productive but not uncontroversial publisher based on difficulties with book content and editor behavior (see blog).

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Royalty Publishing
Genres: urban romance
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[5 Jul 2018] Added
[22 Oct 2018] "Heroes who are the ultimate book bae: strong-willed, maybe a little rough around the edges but willing to risk it all for the woman he loves.Heroines who are the ultimate match: the girl next door type, not perfect – has her faults but is still a decent person. One who is willing to risk it all for the man she loves.The rest is up to you! Just be creative, think out of the box, keep it sexy and intriguing!"
10/18

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Siren (2006--)
Genres: Erotic romance 

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[26 Jan 2011] Brenda Hiatt reports $1700
[30 Mar, 2011] Average earn-out: $6400
10/18
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Soul Mate Publishing (2011--)

Genres: Romance


Notes:
[10 Nov 2018] Denny Gilbert, founder and editor. This is another publisher who has been taking the slow but stead route, and seems to be doing well.
11/18
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Storm Moon Press
Genres: "Storm Moon Press is a small press specializing in erotic fiction with an emphasis on romance involving QUILTBAG (Queer/Questioning, Intersexed, Lesbian, Trans*, Bisexual, Asexual, Gay) and alternative lifestyle characters and themes."
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[23 Oct 2018] Currently closed to unsolicited submissions
10/18
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Stormy Night Publishing

Genres: BDSM romance, erotica

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[4 Jul 2018] Added
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Summerhouse Publishing
Genres: "Currently, we are only interested in romance and erotica titles with substantial spanking and/or BDSM content."
10/18
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Torrid Books (2003--) (imprint of Start Publishing)
Genres: Romance, erotica, and erotic fiction.
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11/18
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Totally Bound (2006--)
Genres: Romance, erotic romance
10/18

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Wicked Women of Color (2007--)

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[10 Aug 2008] Submission by invitation only.
[23 Oct 2019] Not sure if they are still open?
10/18

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The Wild Rose Press (2006--)
Genres: " We accept queries from genres other than romance. Including but not limited to women's fiction, mystery or thriller, historical fiction and erotica."
Notes
[29 Feb, 2009] Brenda reports an average earn out of $135.
[26 Jan 2011] Brenda Hiatt now reports an earn out of $100.
[30 Mar, 2011] Average earn-out: $200
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Xcite Books (Imprint of Start Publishing)
Genres: Erotic fiction
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[6 Nov 2018] Added
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