Submission Guidelines

At this time, we are accepting submissions for all genres of romance including:

Historical, Contemporary, and Futuristic Time Periods

Paranormal (shape shifters, ghosts, vampires, wereanimals)
Westerns
Time Travel
Menage
Erotic Romance of all types
BDSM
Pirate
Steampunk
Mystery
Fantasy (Including Sci-Fi)
Chick Lit
Mainstream
Interracial
Military
Nerd
Cougar
Sweet Romance
Erotica
Romantic Suspense
Urban Fantasy
Gay/Lesbian
Fairies
Bisexual
Horror
Big Women
Regency
Gothic


Approximate Response Time: 48 hours to 3 months. We are currently responding
within 4-6.

Online Submissions: Yes

Secret Cravings Publishing is a full-service, royalty paying publisher of general
fiction and non-fiction books, focusing on Romance and high quality Literary
Fiction. We publish in electronic and paperback formats.  Electronic formats will
include pdf, epub, lit , mobi, and html. Distribution on third party websites include Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Bookstrand, All Romance Ebooks, Kobo, and Smashwords. We are working on other channels as well. Only books over 50,000 words will go to print.

Our standard 40% of the cover price is paid monthly based on gross e-book
sales. We pay 30% on gross third party sales. Our terms of contract are now for
the standard five years and require full digital. 20% royalty will be paid on print
copies. Contracts are negotiable. 
We do publish short stories of 10k or less as one time payment under certain circumstances. Please email us for more information.

Authors are not required to pay for any editing or promotional services. We are
not a vanity press or self-publishing company.

We are open to various types of submissions at this time: Fiction and Non-fiction,
Romance and Romance subgenres.
Your manuscript must have a happily ever or happy for now ending.

We are seeking high quality original short stories, novellas, and novels that have
never been published before.

We do accept reprints and self-published works as long as you are a contracted
author with Secret Cravings Publishing. You must show us your terminated agreement(s) and letter stating your termination with whomever you have published with in the past.

Simultaneous submissions are accepted. Please notify us in your query if you
have submitted your manuscript to other companies as well as ours.

 

All manuscripts must be formatted with 12 Times New Roman font, 1.5 spaced, 0.3 indent and please include your name, address and email address on your manuscript. There is a tab for our style sheet at the bottom of our website. This goes into detail about our style, expectations and things you should self-edit your book for before submission of your manuscript. Please make sure your name and contact information is on your manuscript when submitting.

Please send query letter with your contact information, synopsis, and completed
manuscript to
submissions@secretcravingspublishing.com. If you do not receive a
confirmation email stating we have received your manuscript, please resend it.

Not Acceptable

  • No writers under the age 18
  • No Incest of any kind.
  • No Necrophilia.
  • No Rape scenes of any kind.
  • No Pedophilia, under age sex.
  • No Golden showers
  • No Domestic Violence acts toward men or women or children.
  • No Bestiality, unless it’s a part of the alien fantasy or science fiction storyline.
  • No Racist remarks or racist storylines.
  • No Violence and death scenes while coupling.
  • No Pornographic materials. 
  • No adultery except under specific circumstances (please email for questions)



Length:
Short Stories: 5,000 to 15,999 words
Novella: 16,000 to 45,000 words
Novel: 45,001 to 120,000 words


If you have questions about the company, please feel free to email
publisher@secretcravingspublishing.com. We would be more than happy to give you information about the company, our experience and our plans for promotion and
distribution. You are also encouraged to email our authors and talk to them about the company and their experiences.

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Secret Cravings Publishing
2488 Old Unionville Rd.
Shelbyville, TN 37160
931-294-2387