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. (54)

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13Red Publishing (2018--)

Genres: LGBTQ content
Notes:
[6 Oct 18] Added
10/18
*****
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!"
Notes: 
[5 Mar 11] Added
10/18
*****
Ankara Press
Genres: African romance fiction
Notes:
[6 Oct 2018] Added 
10/18
*****
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."
Notes:
10/18
*****
Blushing Books
Genres: "power exchange" romance, discipline and  spanking
Notes:
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
*****
Carina Press (Imprint of Harlequin)
Notes:

10/18
*****

Chances
Notes
[28 March 2010] Added to PLIST.
[19 Oct 2018] Not accepting queries from new authors
10/18
*****
Changeling Press
Notes
[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
*****
Cobblestone Press
Notes
[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
*****
Crimson Frost Books
Genres: "Crimson Frost Books is looking for sexy stories in all sub genres of romance."
Notes:
[17 Oct 2018] Added  
10/18 
***** 
Dark Castle Lords/DCL Publications 
NOT RECOMMENDED
Genres: all genres
Notes
[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.
10/18
*****
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."
Notes
[21 Mar 10] Added to PLIST.
10/18
*****
Emerging Edge Publishing
Notes
[3 Jul 2018]Added
[17 Oct 2018] Not open to submissions
10/18
*****
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
*****
eXtasy 
Notes:
10/18
*****
eXcessica (2008--)
Genres: Erotica
10/18
*****
ImaJinn Books
*****
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.)."
Notes:
[13 June 2017] Owner charged with felony theft of author royalties
10/18
*****
Lachesis Publishing (2007-)
Genre: All.
Notes
[1 September 2007] Open since Jan. 07, not erotic romance per se but accepts both romance and erotica
10/18
*****
Liquid Silver Books
Genres: " Currently accepting all romance genres and romance subgenres."
Notes:
[30 Mar, 2011] Average earn-out: $900
10/18
*****
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."
10/18
*****

Major Key Publishing (2017--)

Genres: New adult and contemporary romance

Notes

[16 Oct 2018] Added
10/18
*****

Mojocastle Press (2006--?)

Notes:
[19 Oct 2018] Their website is redirecting to their Facebook page, not sure how active this press is
10/18
*****
New Concepts Publishing [Not Recommended]
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.
*****
Phaze
*****
Pink Flamingo
*****
Pink Petal Books
*****
Ravenous Romance
Notes
[1 December 2008] Planned opening
[30 Mar, 2011] Average earn-out: $530
*****
Red Rose Publishing
Notes
[28 November 2008] Not recommended at Preditors and Editors due in part to a report of non-payment
[30 November 2008] Reports of communication difficulties from more recently signed authors.
[15 December 2008] I have received many positive reports from authors, but also a few mixed reports. However there seem to be no serious issues and it seems some communications glitches that had been occuring are now no longer a problem.
[23 Sept 2009] Reports of a termination fee and other problems.
[17 Sept 2010] Listed as 'not recommended' based in part sending baseless lawyer's letters to dearauthor
[2 Feb 2011] Reports of termination fee and sales of book on an expired contract continue [see AW]
*****
Red Sage
Notes
[18 Jan 2009] Added
*****
Renaissance Romance NOT RECOMMENDED
  • website
  • Notes: [5/21/2016] reports of delayed royalty payments. 
*****
 Renaissance Ebooks
  • website
  • Notes: [23rd May, 2008] Reports of poor editing and late payment/non-payment. 
*****
Resplendence Publishing
*****
Romance at Heart
*****
Romance Divine
Notes:
[2 September 2007]Apparently founded in 2006, named staff with no apparent publishing experienced (e.g. Published with PublishAmerica)
*****
Royalty Publishing
Genres: urban romance
Notes:
[5 Jul 2018] Added
*****
Samhain Publishing

Notes
[Jan 23, 2009] Linden Bay now an imprint of Samhain
[29 Feb, 2009] Brenda Hiatt reports an average earn out of $750.
[26 Jan 2011] Brenda Hiatt now reports $2750
[30 Mar, 2011] Average earn-out: $3100
***** 
Shadowfire Press
Notes
[25th May, 2008] Opening 1st August, 2008
*****
Silver Publishing[Not Recommended]

Notes
[13 Nov 2012] Reported delays in royalty payments due to insufficient publisher funds.
*****
Siren

Notes
[26 Jan 2011] Brenda Hiatt reports $1700
[30 Mar, 2011] Average earn-out: $6400
*****
Storm Moon Press
Genres: GLBT.alt
*****
Stormy Night Publishing

Genres: BDSM romance, erotica

Notes
[4 Jul 2018] Added
*****
Summerhouse Publishing
Genres: romance and erotica
*****
Tantalizing Tales
***** 
Tease Publishing
Notes
[5 June 2007] Submissions by invitation only. Opening Oct 2007
***** 
Total E-Bound
*****
Torquere [Not Recommended]
[21 March 2008] Some blog discussion about communications and editing.
[24 Sep 2009] More reports from disgruntled authors suggesting uneven treatment and delays.
[9 Mar 2014] Reports of non-payment--added to NR list
*****
Whiskey Creek Press
*****
Wicked Women of Color
Notes
[10 Aug 2008] Submission by invitation only.
*****
Whispers
*****
Wild Horse Press
Notes
[Feb 06, 2009] Added
***** 
The Wild Rose Press
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