Aspiring authors, we know that it can be disheartening to look out into the abyss of potential publishing houses and only see the same old phrase, “no unsolicited manuscripts accepted.” These days many of the major publishing houses rely on their ties with literary agents and in-house promotions to find new authors. But don’t despair; today we’ve come up with a list of ten places — from off-the-beaten path publishers to special back doors of the big-name houses — that would welcome your query letter, manuscript or submission.
Carina Press: Executive Editor Angela James recently put out a call for a contemporary romance trilogy or series. Apparently, James had such a great time with Shannon Stacey's Kowalski Family series, that she wants more, more, more! James says she is looking for each book to be around 70,000 words, but novella lengths are also welcome. As are steamy erotica, paranormal and urban fantasy tales. Get the specifics here.
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