The most frequently asked questions from new authors are below. If you have additional ones, feel free to send them through our contact page.
What do you publish?
We publish stories our editors fall in love with. Our current editorial staff has a preference for romance, urban fantasy, mystery, and thrillers for both the YA and Adult markets. As we employ additional editors, we may branch out further.
What won't you publish?
In alphabetical order ...
- Bestiality of any kind
- Children's books (Middle Grades stories are okay)
- Editorial articles
- Non-fiction (including textbooks)
- Pedophilia (any physical relationship between minors and adults, whether for YA or Adult readers)
- Picture books (of any kind, including coffee table books)
- Previously published stories (whether self-published or published by another publisher)
- Rape (male or female)
- Same-sex romances
- Stories with illegal activities without negative consequences
- Stories written in a language other than English
We will not respond to any inquiry regarding this list.
Do I need an agent?
No. We will work with your agent if you wish, but we intend to establish one-on-one relationships with our authors.
Do you accept previously published works?
No. We also do not accept more than one manuscript per author at a time.
Do you accept work from unpublished writers?
We love unpublished writers. As you'll see in our submissions requirements, it's not about having dozens of published works. It's about having a great story and a willingness and desire to tell the world about it.
How long should my book be?
Novels must be no shorter than 80,000 words and no longer than 100,000 words.
Novellas must be no shorter than 20,000 words and no longer than 50,000 words.
Young Adult market
Novels must be no shorter than 50,000 words and no longer than 85,000 words.
Novellas must be no shorter than 20,000 words and no longer than 40,000 words.
Do you require exclusive submissions?
No. We encourage you to submit to other publishers, seek agents, or whatever works for you. We want you to find the right publisher for you. The only way to know is to test the waters.
Are you a vanity press?
Absolutely not. We do not charge fees for any of our services. All authors that contract with us are paid royalties based on the sales of their books. We work with our authors before, during, and after the launch of their novels, again, at no cost to them. Our goal is the growth of an author's career. If they are successful, we are successful.
Am I going to have to do marketing?
Yes you are. Now as the jitters take over, let us say one thing: Marketing isn't scary when you have a detailed plan in place. We have a plan for us and a plan for you! Every one of our books follows a 6–8 month release cycle. We provide to you, and follow our own, pre-launch marketing program, a launch week program and a 6-month post-launch program.
Will I retain my copyright?
Without a doubt, yes. You will always retain the copyright to your work. We will simply license it for a specific period of time.
I'm really ready to submit, what do I do?
We're so glad you asked! We have a rather unique submission process. It's all detailed here: Submissions