GENERAL SUBMISSIONS GUIDELINES
Thank you for your interest in publishing with Decadent Publishing!
WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR:
We love a well-written romance! If you have a story to tell, we want to see it! We are always accepting submissions for our main line, as well as ongoing series and special calls!
We are a romance fiction publisher. We are only accepting romance fiction submissions at this time.
We aren't considering queries, proposals or partial manuscripts (unless otherwise noted,) nor do we consider a manuscript that is simultaneously submitted to other publishers. If you have submitted your manuscript elsewhere, please wait for a response from the other publisher(s) before submitting to us.
All manuscripts must be complete and submitted along with a submission form, which can be obtained by requesting one at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Word count range: 15k-80K
Decadent Publishing does not accept submissions that contain illegal sexual acts, bestiality (including un-shifted/shifted shapeshifter combinations), incest, pedophilia, glorified racial intolerance, necrophilia, or graphic rape for purposes of titillation - if it is an integral part of the story and not posed in a positive light it may be considered. Romance submissions can be sweet to smoking hot. Sexual or sensual scenes should enhance, not BE, the story.
Times New Roman 12 pt font
NO headers, footers or page numbers
Word doc or rtf format only
Author name and title on first page only
If you wish to submit your story to us, please send an email to the following address and request our submissions form: email@example.com
1 - Very mild language, romance, no sexual acts.
2 - May contain some coarse language, violence, sexual or sensual situations.
3 - May contain adult language, adult situations and violence
4 - Sex and language will be hot, graphic and plentiful. For romance genres, the romance will be the focus of the story with erotic elements
5 - May contain graphic and plentiful sex, graphic language, violence
The WICCAN HAUS
Decadent Publishing welcomes you to the Wiccan Haus Resort and Spa, a place of spiritual and emotional healing!
I. These are multi-authored shared world stories. All authors are invited, even encouraged, to use already created characters from other stories as long as the characters stay true to the world and the characterizations given them by the original author.
II. All authors are required to use (in the healing of their characters) at least one of the Rowan siblings, Cyrus (Retro-cog), Cemil (Empath), Sage (Herbalist), Sarka (Alchemist). For security issues you must use Rekkus (were-tiger).
III. This is a paranormal series, Even if your couple is human, they are surrounded by magic and this must be incorporated into the story.
IV. All stories should have a HEA ending.
V. Before starting to write for the Wiccan Haus please contact Val at: firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the official copy of the series bible and guidelines.
VI. Since the bible is always changing, please check back more than once, especially if it takes you a long time to write your story.
VII. Questions? Email email@example.com
BLACK HILLS WOLVES
Decadent Publishing invites you to join the Black Hills Wolves pack! Dawn has come to Los Lobos and a nearly decimated wolf pack has found its feet again. Drew Tao has ousted his father, the Alpha, reclaimed his mate, and is determined to make things better than they ever were before.
I. These are multi-authored shared world stories. All authors are invited, even encouraged to use already created characters from other stories as long as the characters stay true to the world and the characterizations given to the character by the original author.
II. All authors are required to use, at some point, Gee the Were-Bear bartender in their story.
III. This is a shifter series, so at least one of the main characters should shift at least once in the story.
IV. All stories should have a HEA or HFN ending.
V. While the primary story focus is the wolf-shifter genre, a mixed genre story is welcome, including but not limited to: contemporary, suspense, paranormal, time travel, thriller, military, and new adult.
VI. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the official copy of the series bible. Since the bible is always changing, please check back more than once, especially if it takes you a long time to write your story.
VII. Questions? Email: email@example.com
HOT MOON RISING
This series requires a proposal submission prior to manuscript submission. Our editors will review the proposal for series details prior to considering a full manuscript.
This is a series about shifters, primarily wolf shifters, but coyotes or other canine shifters can also be included. No vampires, Bigfoot or any other paranormal characters are a part of these stories.
The shifters all have the power to protect, to kill when necessary, to shift and serve as guardians. We will not be dealing with time travel, invisibility, leaping buildings, or other paranormal actions.
Heat Level: 3-5
The Hot Moon Rising series bible is available HERE
If you are interested in writing for this extremely popular line, details can be found on our 1Night Stand blog, http://decadent1nightstand.blogspot.com
Please direct all 1NS queries to one of our managing editors:
Valerie Mann: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kate Richards: email@example.com
1NIGHT STAND Special Call
1Night Stand dates have reached new levels of kink with the opening of a new BDSM underground resort club in Las Vegas!
With every luxury and amenity, gorgeous pools, well-equipped dungeons, the finest in leather and steel, and devices to delight, the Carnivore Club is ready to serve some of Madame Eve's clients. Suites are available.
We are looking for stories in the BDSM genre that meet the requirements of the 1Night Stand series. While stories need not take place at the resort, consider the facilities available. We are sure your characters will have the time of their lives. Stories should be between 15-30k. 1Night Stand series details are available on the 1NS blog, Decadent1Nightstand.blogspot.com.
The Edge is a series of erotica and fetish tales designed to test the limits of our enjoyment of eroticism. For the purpose of this series, erotica is defined as a story with sexual encounters being the primary focus and a believable plot is required.
HEA or HFN is not required. But we welcome one if it is a believable ending.
We encourage you to explore the many ways people find to express themselves—in the bedroom, or out.
Heat Level: 4-5
To submit: Send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org and request a submissions form.
New Adult, contemporary paranormal stories about shifters, weres and their love interests as they take their first real steps into adulthood and independence. Hero or heroine (or both) must be a type of shifter or were. The tales in Decadent Roar explore college life from the shapeshifter or were-shifter’s point of view.
For more information, visit the ROAR blog
Challenge: A test of one's abilities or resources in a demanding but stimulating undertaking.
In every life, there are challenges, boulders in the flowing stream of existence. From the physical, to the psychological or emotional, nobody is immune. No one gets through life intact, but the challenge is not to avoid damage, but to work through, past or around the things that make life so difficult.
We all know people who do this—live fulfilling lives in spite of the difficulties they are forced to deal with.
We want to hear about characters who do just this—and the people who love them. Challenge is a romance series with a twist. The “challenge” must take a central role in the characters’ romance.
I. All challenges should be dealt with respect and dignity
II. Any challenge should be thoroughly researched for accuracy and realism. We do not want to offend or misinform the reader in any way
III. While alternative lifestyles are welcome to be part of plots in our books, we will not allow any challenge to be an integral part of a fetish. To be blunt…he can love her if she doesn’t have legs, but not because she doesn’t have legs
IV. We are not accepting any paranormal, sci-fi or other world-building genre at this time. This means no shifters, vampires, aliens, or otherworldly creatures. They’ve got their own set of challenges. We are looking for challenges with humans only.
Heat Level: 2-4