Updated Submission Guidelines 24th August 2016

Luminosity PublishingLuminosity 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.

Book Length:

Minimum word count – 20,000.

10,000+ words considered for works which include BDSM

Maximum Word Count – 80,000 words only.

Heat Ratings:

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

 Royalties: 40% from the Luminosity website.
 50% net from distributors.
 Professional cover art, created to complement your story at no cost to you.
 ISBN assigned at no cost to author.
 Complete editing package supplied at no cost to author.
3-year renewable worldwide contract, in print and e-book form.
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:


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:



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.