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Astraea Press

Astraea was formed in 2010 when Stephanie Taylor saw the need for a non-erotic e-publisher that offers wholesome reads but still maintains the quality of mainstream romance. The first titles for Astraea were launched in February 2011.    Submission guidelines

Blu Phi'er Publishing

Blu Phi'er Publishing, LLC., formed June 15, 2005, as an independent press publishing all genres. Teh Phi'er Lady logo is a geistered trademark of Blu Phi'e Publishing, L.L.C. The company is based in Marshall, Texas. It is the brainchild of Michael L. Bernoudy, Jr., a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Their company publishes print on demand books using Lightning Source, Inc. and  are sold in stores and through online outlets such as Amazon, Barnes and Noble, etc. Submission information

Bold Strokes Books

Bold Strokes Books offers a diverse collection of LesbianGayBiTransQueer general and genre fiction. BSB includes all romance sub-genres as well as action, adventure, crime, mystery/intrigue, and speculative fic (sci-fi/fantasy/horror). Their Young Adult line features a protagonist aged 14-21 in stories within all fiction genres that delve into questions of identity, gender, sexuality, self-esteem, peer relationships, ethics, and life issues. HeatStroke, their newest line, offers erotica for every pleasure. Their print books are conventionally produced and available worldwide and all titles are also available in digital form. At BSB,  editorial focus is on author development and in creating works that define the benchmarks in LGBTQ publishing. For more information, Submissions Guidelines and BSB Publishing FAQs pages.

Established in 2008, Carnal Passions is the erotic romance imprint to Champagne Books, an independent small press located in Canada. Their books are available in electronic and trade paperback formats. As the erotica imprint of Champagne Books, they are not accepting traditional romance, mystery, science fiction, etc. Their current needs for erotic romance include: Science Fiction, M/M, F/F, and Fantasy.
 
 
Established in December 2004, they have continued to grow and have authors worldwide. Champagne Books publishes novel length fiction primarily in electronic formats. While paperback novels are available, they do not widely distribute them. Submission Guidelines

 
 
 
eXtasy Books

Devine Destinies is the mainstream imprint of eXtasy Books, a publishing company specializing in 'out of the box' reading. eXtasy strives to provide readers with a memorable reading experience. They publish paranormal, shapeshifter, timetravel, gay, romance, contemporary, science fiction, just to name a few.

Since they opened their doors in 2002, eXtasy has seen tremendous growth, especially over the last few years. They are always on the hunt for great novels. Submission Information

Grand Central Publishing (formerly Warner Books) came into existence in 1970. It became part of the Time Warner Book Group in 1998 and in 2006 was acquired by Hachette Livre; it is part of the Hachette Book Group. Grand Central Publishing launched its romance imprint, Forever, in January 2003, and has introduced and nurtured such new talents as Larissa Ione and Elizabeth Hoyt, and built established authors like Sandra Hill.
 
For more information on Submissions and Guidelines.

Forever Yours is a digital-only imprint tailored to fit the way you read today. They publish the best new voices in romance, exclusive digital shorts and novellas from Forever authors, and classic romance from Forever’s rich backlist. Any inquiries regarding our Forever/Forever Yours romance titles can be directed here: grandcentralpublishing@hbgusa.com.


 
 
 

Lachesis Publishing is a royalty-paying publisher of fiction works by authors, new or previously published. We are primarily an e-book publisher, though we do issue our books in print after the e-book publication. We do not offer advances, but pay quarterly royalties.

Lachesis Publishing charges NO fees to the author to be published in print and ebook format. We also provide the author with complete editorial services, exclusive cover art and distribution through multiple locations. All these services are FREE to the author.

Lachesis Publishing is currently closed to submissions.

 
Romance's Silver Lining
 
 
Liquid Silver Books is dedicated to bringing high quality erotic romance to their readers. Liquid Silver Books is an imprint of Atlantic Bridge Publishing, a royalty paying, full-service ePublisher. Atlantic Bridge has been in business since June 1999.
They  are currently accepting all erotic romance genres. Submission Guidelines
 
Liquid Silver Books
Imprint of Atlantic Bridge Publishing
10509 Sedgegrass Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46235


 

 

Llumina Press

 

Llumina Press provides personalized self-publishing services including editing and marketing. Professional and out-of-print writers can get published quickly and easily. Aspiring writers can finish their works and get published, and even non-writers can turn their ideas into marketable, high-quality publications ready for distribution on the internet, in bookstores, and in specialty shops around the country.  Submission Information


 

 

 

 
 
Owned by best-selling, award-winning author Laura Baumbach, MLR Press offers the highest quality stories to readers of their genre, mainly gay fiction and erotic romance. MLR Press publishes books that span the range from historical settings to futuristic ones, and everything in between.
 
Must be 18 or older to view their website. Passion in Print is an imprint of MLR Press, LLC. (ManLoveRomance), and owned by author and publisher, Laura Baumbach, Passion In Print Press offers readers only the highest quality stories in heterosexual erotic romance. Their readers can expect to find pleasure, intrigue, and phantasy between the pages of every single book and in every romance sub-genre. Submission Guidelines

 

Pink Flamingo Publications

 


An adult website, Pink Flamingo specializes in BDSM erotica, a catch-all phrase for ‘kinky’ erotica that includes bondage, spanking, master/slave stories, male and female domination, as well as a variety of fetish content. Titles currently on the site are consensual stories from BDSM to general erotica titles for those interested in lighter erotic reading. Submissions Information

 

Erotic Book Network

Owned by Pink Flamingo Publications, the Erotic Book Network is a website devoted specifically to BDSM erotic fiction. On the site you’ll find a wide variety of stories, from elaborate bondage fantasies to erotic power exchange between devoted couples to wild tales of abduction, sexual slavery and damsels in distress. EBN Guidelines

 

Samhain Publishing

 

 

Launched in 2005 with a vision of bringing extraordinary fiction to compulsive readers (who sometimes can’t wait for a book to actually be printed), Samhain Publishing, Ltd. is an international publisher of ebook and traditional print fiction. One of the most prominent voices of original ebook fiction, Samhain represents some of today’s brightest authors of romance and horror fiction.  “…it’s all about the story”.  Submissions Information

 


Shadow Mountain Publishing
 
Shadow Mountain is committed to providing books that offer values-based messages that strengthen individuals, families, and society. Shadow Mountain products are available at bookstores and other retailers nationwide. Submission guidelines
Deseret Books is a part of Shadow Mountain Publishing
 
 

 

The Wild Rose Press

 


Publishes only romance in print and electronic formats. They publish stories between a man and a woman with the exception of  their erotic line. Scarlet Rose accepts heterosexual and homosexual relationships. Submission information

 

Torquere Press

 

 

Back in 2003, two writers and critique partners were getting tired of being told there was absolutely no market for male/male romance. Publishers all over the country were turning these stories down, but Shawn Clements and Lorna Hinson had been writing for years, and loved the spicy-hot aspect of m/m fiction. In 2007, Shawn and Lorna launched the Prizm Young Adult line, a labor of love created in the name of giving back to the LGBT community, who has been so supportive of Torquere through the years. Prizm books focus on the experiences of gay teens and young adults.  Submission Information

 

Vinspire Publishing

 

Started in 2004, Vinspire Publishing is a print and e-book publisher. All of our books are available in print, and we offer a little bit of everything for the family including inspirational romance, historical romance, mysteries, non-fiction, young adult adventures, and children's stories. Submission Information

 

 

Editors

Chrissy Szarek

FormFrom good to grate!great!

Specializing in developmental/substantive editing, as well as content, and line edits. Thorough and detail oriented, a self-proscribed nitpicker, with your book and your best interests at heart! She also specializes in romance books of all heat levels (and subgenres), from sweet to sizzling, but am skilled at a wide range of fiction genres, from commercial, memoirs, YA and NA, to horror and mystery. More information

Alternative Editing

If you are an author or you have authors looking for professional editing services at affordable prices in your line of work, I would love it if you could add me to a list you might have there. I've worked for eXtasy / Devine Destinies for more than 2 years and I've edited more than 200 books for them. I'm looking to break into the private / self-publish area of the business now. Thank you! Alternative Edits https://www.facebook.com/LGBT.and.Alternative.editing/

 
AMACOM is the book publishing division of the American Management Association. AMACOM’s broad range of offerings spans not only the critical business topics and leadership challenges of today and tomorrow, but also the issues that affect our lives, our work, and our world. AMACOM publishes non-fiction books on business, management, leadership, HR, training, communications, career growth, personal development, marketing, sales, customer service, project management and finance.
 
 

 

 

KeeWords Editing

 


If you're interested in working with a topnotch editor, KeeWords Editing offers you the best. Libby is an outstanding editor with award-winning and award-nominated books to her credit. She has over a decade of editing experience and a university degree to back up the practical end of things. Each manuscript is reviewed personally by Libby and a contract is offered for services on a case-by-case basis. You'll have an editor you can depend on to polish your manuscript to its finest. Contact Libby at libby@libbymckinmer.com

 

 

Literary Coaches and Speakers

Albert Flynn DeSilver is an internationally published poet, writer, speaker/trainer, publisher and writing coach. He is the author, most recently of Beamish Boy: A Memoir, Spring 2012, Letters to Early Street, Spring 2007 from La Alameda/University of New Mexico Press, and Walking Tooth & Cloud, January 2007 from French Connection Press in Paris. Albert is also a meditation teacher at The Spirit Rock Center. In addition, he is a speaker and trainer having taught writing workshops at conferences and institutions coast to coast—from AWP and The British Institute in Paris, to The University of California-Davis. albert@albertflynndesilver.com 

 

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