Updated Submission Guidelines 24th August 2016
Luminosity Publishing is currently looking for erotic, fast-paced romance in the following categories only:
Gay / Alternative – M/M – all genres
BDSM – M/M, Ménage, and M/F
Paranormal – M/M and Ménage only. Sorry no M/F
Sci-Fi – M/M and Ménage only. Sorry no M/F
Historical – M/M and Ménage which contains BDSM
Historical – M/M, M/F, and Ménage with a Scottish Highlander theme
Sorry *No Sweet or Mainstream* and *No Previously Published Works*
PUBLISHER NOTE: Some categories will overlap. Check out the Submission Calls page for the latest requirements.
Minimum word count – 20,000.
10,000+ words considered for works which include BDSM
Maximum Word Count – 80,000 words only.
Luminosity Publishing is currently interested in the following heat ratings:
Scorching-Hot Romance ~ Romance with sex scenes using descriptive words. Could offend readers. Always with a happily ever after.
Red-Hot Romance ~ Explicit sex scenes from the get go. Descriptive words, leaving little to the imagination. No euphemisms. Could offend some readers. Comes complete with a happily ever after required.
X-Rated Erotica ~ Contains frequent and explicit sex scenes from the get go. No euphemisms. Descriptions leave nothing to the imagination. Will offend most readers. May not contain a happily ever after, although book will finish on a happy note.
Contract and Submission Details
50% net from distributors.
All books over 35,000 words made into paperback.
Books should be submitted in Word .doc form, along with a brief synopsis and covering letter.
Now that you’ve polished your masterpiece and are ready to submit to Luminosity Publishing, send your manuscript to the following e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org
Once we receive your manuscript an automated response will be sent. Please do not reply to this e-mail.
Please allow 4 weeks for acquisitions to look at your manuscript. If you haven’t heard anything by the end of 4 weeks, send a follow-up e-mail to:email@example.com
What we are not interested in.
Absolutely NO to any of the following:
- Paedophilia – NO WAY! Remember, all characters involved in a sexual relationship must be 18 or over, and 21 for multiple partner stories.
- Rape as titillation – This overused trope should only be used for driving a plotline. Definitely not for titillation!
- Bodily functions – Just NO!
- Necrophilia – Absolutely NO! Although we will make an exception for vampires and the undead.
- Bestiality – NO! Werewolves, shapeshifters, and sci-fi beings the only exception.
Containing all things romance.