08 July 2011

Open to Gay Er0tic Romance Queries: Silver Publishing

Post date: 08 July 2011
Silver Publishing accepts both homosexual and heterosexual er0tic romance. Although accepted works do not need to contain graphic s3x scenes, a s3xual relationship between two or more characters must be integral to the storyline. We also welcome stories which are unexpected, surprising, dark, controversial, and cross-genre. We accept both stand-alone and well-developed series.


* CONTEMPORARY – modern day love stories with strong characters
* HISTORICAL – love stories dating back in time which remain within the same era (no time travel); Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Elizabethan, Regency, Pirate, Colonial, Americana, etc.
* PARANORMAL – vampires, werewolves, shifters, zombies, boogie men, etc.
* WESTERNS – Cowboys, ranchers, and Native Americans.
* MYSTERY/SUSPENSE/ACTION –detectives/police/investigators (anyone with a badge), fast-paced thrillers, political thrillers, mystery, crime thriller, suspense, espionage, and in-the-field stories.
* SCI-FI – Science fiction, urban worlds, futuristic, time travel, and alternate reality.
* FANTASY – magic, dragons, elves, fairies, myths, etc.
* HOLIDAY STORIES – Valentine’s Day, Halloween, or Christmas


* Sparkle: 5,000 - 15,000 words
* Novella: 15,001-25,999 words
* Novel-Lite: 26-45,999 words
* Novel: 46,000 words and up

An exclusive cover will be used for ALL manuscript with a word count over 15,001 or more.

Submitting a Proposal

Unsolicited manuscripts are accepted at any time via electronic file. No hard copy, printed manuscripts accepted via snail mail.

We request that you submit your proposal with the following criteria:


* Your legal name and pen name, if applicable
* Working Title, including Series name, if applicable
* Completion status
* Word count (or expected word count if not completed)
* Genre(s)
* The degree of sensuality in the story
* A succinct summary providing an overall summary of the story, characters, major events, climax and conclusion. Please limit your summary to a maximum of three paragraphs.


* A partial manuscript which includes the first three chapters of your manuscript to the nearest logical scene break. Previously published SP Authors may submit full manuscripts.
* If the story is less than 30,000 words in length, please include the complete manuscript.


Please follow these simple formatting guidelines.

* Manuscripts will be accepted in the following formats: .docx, .doc, .rtf, and .txt
* 1.5 line spacing.
* Standard 12 pt serif font such as Times New Roman is preferred.
* 1 inch margins (left, right, top and bottom) with a 0 .5 indent for the first line of each paragraph only.
* No “tabs” or spacing to indent the first paragraph line are to be used. Manuscripts with tab and space indents will be rejected immediately.
* Page numbers on the bottom center of each page.
* Header of manuscript must contain author name and title. Example: Book Title by Author Name
* All submissions must be spell-checked and edited based on US English or UK English grammar and spelling standards.
* Regional words and slang are accepted when appropriate.


* You will receive your submission acknowledgment via email within 7 days.
* Current submission read time is approximately 6-8 weeks.
* Upon review, editors may request more than the partial manuscript for the preliminary evaluation.
* A complete manuscript will be required before a contract is offered.
* All contracts are electronically exchanged via email.

We do not accept lesbian fiction at this time, however please check these guidelines again as they are constantly being updated.

Contact Information:

For submissions: query/submit here

Website: https://spsilverpublishing.com
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