We are happy to announce we have two new readers for our slush pile, and we have re-opened submissions. Please allow ample time for your submissions to be read. We have received fifty manuscripts already, so expect read-times to be at least a month, or longer. Books that are over 20K words will be rejected without being read.
We found one submission that was already published! Please do not send books that are not 100% available for first time publishing. All manuscripts are Copyscape tested.
How to Avoid Having Your Manuscript Discarded:
1. Books that are rewritten using spinning software are easy to spot. If the flow of the language is not natural, the book is discarded and we assume the author cannot write well, so we discard all future works by the author without reading.
2. Your manuscript should have a beginning, a middle, and an end. The characters should be developed enough for readers to begin to like them. Every sentence should have a purpose, either to propel the story forward, or to develop an important element.
3. All stories we publish should be densely written, without fluff. If it looks (at all) like your word counts are padded, we won’t print it.
4. Don’t rely on crude language in an erotic scene to win you a contract. All books should have a good plot, with thoughtful writing that engages the reader. If you are a writer who relies on the sex scenes to do all the work, you probably are not writing at the level we expect.
5. If your book is full of writing errors, we will probably discard it. Of course, we provide professional editing, and we will correct occasional mistakes, but more than a few errors in the opening pages will result in your book being discarded.
NOTE: We do not read every submission all the way through. We start reading, and based on the quality, we continue or we reject the work. We suggest your story start off with a good scene that does not bore our readers. Too much character development or back story in the opening chapter is a good indicator that you are not ready to be published.