Saturday, October 15, 2011
Do you have a book that you've written and truly adore, but it just doesn't seem to fit anywhere that is taking submissions? Do you want a publisher that pays well, pays often, and will not charge you a dime? Desert Breeze Publishing may be the place for you. They loves niches genres. They love unique stories. So read the announcement below and see if the description describes your work. If it does, consider submitting. I'm glad I did. In Dec. 2011 my seventh ebook will be releasing through Desert Breeze. I have twelve books published between three publishers, but only seven are with Desert Breeze. However, if I didn't like them, I wouldn't keep selling them my wonderful stories *wink.*
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Desert Breeze Publishing is currently seeking submissions to fill specifically our 2012 release schedule. Desert Breeze Publishing currently releases books twice a month, and as of April 2012 we will release books three times a month.
Desert Breeze Publishing is a royalty-paying publisher of romance in electronic novel format, but are excited to announce we will be releasing our top sellers in print in 2012. We publish from the sweet to the heated, with the exclusion of erotica or erotic romance and GLBT/alternative lifestyles. Our books are currently distributed through Amazon and Amazon International affiliates for Kindle, Barnes and Noble, All Romance eBooks, Kobo, and the Apple iBookstore for distribution in the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia. All our Inspirational/Christian Romances are available at Christianbooks.com.
Romance should be the prevailing theme of your manuscript, not romantic elements. We are seeking manuscripts from novella length (between 25,000 and 35,000 words approximately) to super novel length (exceeding 100,000 words), with a preference for novels between 55,000 and 80,000 words. We are more than willing to accept queries on book series, and will consider a series concept when at least one book is completed and the series has been thoroughly formulated.
We are not seeking anything shorter than 25,000 words, with a strong preference for manuscripts of at least 30,000 words.
We will review previously published manuscripts; however, proof of release must be provided. We prefer to see some new material along with your previously published manuscripts.
We are looking for submissions in all of the following romance sub-genres:
* Contemporary Romance
* Romantic Suspense
* Military-themed Romance
* Romantic Comedy/Humorous Romance
* Christian Romance
* Inspirational Romance
* Fantasy Romance
* Paranormal Romance
* Science Fiction/Futuristic/Speculative Fiction Romance
* Steampunk Romance
* Modern Cowboy Romance
* Historical Romance -- both prior to 1900 and 20th Century/Vintage
* Young Adult Romance in all genres
* Manuscripts with specific celebratory or holiday themes
And while we're actively seeking all genres, there are a few types of submissions that would really excite us!
We are interested in expanding the scope of our Vintage/20th Century category, stepping outside the most popular time period surrounding World War II. An exceptional amount of change occurred in the 20th Century, and our world was challenged in many ways. We would be interested in seeing novels set around the Korean War or the Viet Nam Conflict, novels with themes involving The Great Depression, the Space Race, the end of the Cold War. There are so many possibilities.
We wish to promote the growth and expansion of the Sci Fi Rom/Futuristic Romance/Speculative Fiction Romance genres by offering exceptional character-driven novels and series offering appeal to the die hard sci fi fan as well as the adventurous romance lovers. Sci Fi romance must be smart, well planned, well thought out to build amazing worlds and possible futures with strong characters and great character chemistry and development.
In the same vein, Steampunk (and all variations thereof, ie: Gaslight, Diesel Punk, etc) is a genre in high demand.
We would like to see both single title -- as well as series -- romantic suspense novels, especially with characters who serve in law enforcement, civil service, or the military. And that's not just limited to the heroes. We'd love to see books where the heroine is the one doing the saving and protecting, or works beside the hero in an equal position.
We are actively seeking inspirational and Christian novels with a bit more real world flair. It's not always easy being a Christian, and we would like to see novels that express that.
If you are offering a manuscript with a specific celebratory or holiday theme, please indicate this in your submission. It would be our goal, if possible, to schedule your book release to coincide with whatever holiday you focus on in your manuscript to optimize sales potential.
Full details on our submission guidelines and house preferences can be found at our website:
Questions regarding submissions can be sent to:
We hope to hear from you soon!
Gail R. Delaney
Desert Breeze Publishing, Inc