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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)
Time Travel
Erotic Romance of all types
Fantasy (Including Sci-Fi)
Chick Lit
Sweet Romance
Romantic Suspense
Urban Fantasy
Big Women

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

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 and print rights. 20% royalty will be paid on print copies. Contracts are negotiable. 

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 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. Chapter lengths must be 8-10 pages for books over 50,000 words and 6-8 pages for shorter length stories. 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 the following information is on the title page of your manuscript:

Author legal name:

Pen name:
Word count:
Series name:
Heat Level:
Word Count:
E-mail address:
Mailing Address:
Phone Number:

Please save your manuscript before sending it with the title of the work along with your last name such as Dick Loves Jane - Smith. This helps us to keep them straight in our files and find it easier in the many queries we receive every day.

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 withing 48 hrs, 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 being accepted:

Novella: 25,000 to 45,000 words

Novel: 45,001 to 120,000 words

Long Novel: 120,000 +

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