Where To Submit Your Manuscript: August 2014

You’ve written a book - congratulations! But if you thought that was hard, how about trying to find publishers open to submissions? Lucky for you, we gather open calls each month to help make the submission process a bit easier. This month, we have six exciting opportunities for you and your book. Take a look:

Entangled Publishing continues to let the sparks fly with their Lovestruck line, an imprint dedicated to stories that feature a strong “meet-cute”. This is definitely the line for writers who love writing about the instant connection that ignites between two characters when they first meet. Lovestruck is one of Entangled category romance imprints, so all submissions must be driven by tropes. So if your story is in the same vein as Sandra Bullock The Proposal or a heartwarming Jill Shalvis novel, then Lovestruck is for you! Learn more about the imprint and their submission guidelines here.

Small, digital publisher Musa Publishing is also on the hunt for new and exciting stories to add to their eclectic roster. Whether you write Fantasy, Horror, Young Adult, LGBT, Erotica or literary fiction, there’s an editor at Musa for you! With their dedication to transparency and providing authors with real-time status updates, Musa is definitely worth looking into. Take a look at their current list and their submission guidelines here.

Have you written the “best, most unique … romance”? Then Etopia Press wants you! Striving to provide readers with only the best romance novels, Etopia is an independent, royalty-paying publisher who are open to submissions in all genres to fit their diverse catalog. They’re even now offering advances on select manuscripts! Learn more about the company and what they’re looking for here and here!

Hearts Desire Press is still accepting submissions for multiple open calls, including stories about hot one night stands, the bad boys we can’t resist, heartfelt contemporary romances, paranormal romps and billionaire heroes. Each call has a different heat level, though most are open to any level. Find out more about these calls and the specifics over on Hearts Desire Press’s website.

Have you penned the next great mystery? Then you should sleuth your way over to Alibi, Random House Penguin Group’s digital-only imprint. They’re looking for both long and short works, and are looking for Mysteries, Thrillers and general crime fiction pieces. Learn more about the imprint and their submission guidelines here.

And finally, Blank Slate Press is open to submissions and while they’re “genre-blind”, they want stories with a “literary sensibility”. They’re also open to Young Adult, Adult and Middle Grade stories, and won’t accept anything less than 50,000 words or more than 120,000 words. Blank Slate Press also provides manuscript formatting tips and helpful hints for what makes a great submission. Take a look!

Did we miss one of your favorite places to submit work? Let us know in the comments below. For more suggestions of establishments that may be a good fit for your manuscript you can check out our Agents List or our Publishers List.