This is Publisher Week at Romance Lives Forever. Three publishers will be featured, each during one special week. Those publishers are Boroughs Publishing Group in February, Liquid Silver Books in June, and JMS Books LLC in September.
JMS Books LLC — Call For Submissions
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JMS Books LLC is a small electronic press specializing in gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender fiction, including erotic romance, romance, and young adult.
Our ideal word count between 16,000 and 70,000 words. We accept shorter/longer works, but we prefer erotic OR sweet romance involving LGBT characters within this range.
Authors earn 50% of net royalties on all electronic and print sales from our website and distributors. Royalties are paid quarterly no later than 60 days after the end of the quarter.
Publishing With Us:
We are a non-subsidiary, non-vanity press. Our contracts are for exclusive electronic and print rights.
ALL stories are published in e-book format. Any story over 30,000 words is eligible to be published in paperback if sales goals are met within six months of release. Print publication is not guaranteed.
Authors may combine multiple short stories published with us into print anthologies.
Young adult submissions over 30,000 words in length will be published in paperback the same month as the e-book is published. No sales goals must be met first for this genre.
What We Accept:
JMS Books LLC accepts gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender fiction, including erotic romance, romance, and young adult. Stories must be between 5,000 and 90,000 words in length. We do not accept stories outside this range.
All submissions must contain a romantic element. Explicit erotic content is preferred.
We are looking for Gay / Lesbian / Bisexual / Transgender stories in the following genres:
· Erotic Romance
· Ménage à Trois (or More)
· Science Fiction
· Sweet Romance (No Sex)
· Young Adult
What We Don't Accept:
Our tastes are broad, but we don't accept the following:
· Erotica without a romantic subplot ("stroke stories" or "PWP")
· General Fiction
· Heterosexual erotic romance
· Literary Fiction
· Memoirs (real or fictionalized)
· Stories without a romantic element
Visit our site at http://www.jms-books.com/index.php?main_page=page_2 for full details on how to format your manuscript for submission.
We do not accept previously published (including self-published) work, multiplesubmissions, or simultaneous submissions. We responds to all emails in less than 2 business days. If we like the story and request the full manuscript, our turnaround time is less than 1 week.
For the month of December, we are looking for holiday-themed stories:
· Must be Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or Transgender
· Between 10,000 and 55,000 words
· Must contain a romantic plot
· Must revolve around a winter holiday (Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Eid, Yule, etc)
Stories may be any subgenre (contemporary, fantasy, paranormal, etc). Erotic content is encouraged but not required; however, we aren't looking for stroke stories. Stories MUST BE a romance at heart.
We are not looking for young adult holiday stories at this time.
Follow the submission policy outlined on our website at http://www.jms-books.com/index.php?main_page=page_2.
DEADLINE: All holiday stories must be submitted no later than October 15, 2013. Anystories sent in after this date are not guaranteed to be released in December.
Some of our upcoming titles include:
The Dragon by Terry O'Reilly
Gay Historical Erotic Romance
The King's Secret by Wayne Mansfield
Gay Fantasy Erotic Romance
Beyond Clockwork by Jennifer Cierra
Gay Fantasy Erotic Romance
Maybe I'll Tell You a Bedtime Story by Claudine Lanthenay
Lesbian Erotic Romance
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