* August 15th, 2010 11:02 pm
Submissions are once again open at Desert Breeze Publishing! We are seeking manuscripts to fill our 2011 release schedule. At Desert Breeze Publishing,
Inc., we are seeking manuscripts from novella length (between 30,000 and 35,000 words approximately) to super novel length (exceeding 100,000 words), with a preference for novels between 65,000 and 90,000 words. We are more than willing to accept queries on book series, and will consider a series concept when at least one book is completed and the series has been thoroughly formulated.
We are looking for submissions in all of the following romance sub-genres:
Romantic Comedy/Humorous Romance
Inspirational/ Christian Romance
Time Travel Romance
Science Fiction Romance/Futuristic Romance
Modern Cowboy Romance
20th Century Historical Romance
Historical Romance (Prior to the 1900s)
Do you have a historical romance set within the first half of the 20th Century? Perhaps during The Great Depression or World War I/World War II? The setting does not have to be limited to the United States, but anywhere in the globe affected by these world-altering timeframes. Do you have a romance set around the Korean or Vietnam Wars? These are largely untapped timeframes with a growing market.
Have you written an epic science fiction or futuristic book series? A Space Opera? Or even a single title novel of the genre? Steampunk is a new and upcoming genre that we’re definitely interested in exploring.
We would like to see both single title — as well as series — romantic suspense novels, especially with characters who serve in law enforcement, civil service, or the military. And that’s not just limited to the heroes. We’d love to see books where the heroine is the one doing the saving and protecting, or works beside the hero in an equal position.
Have you written an intricate fantasy series with a cast of characters fighting for the greater good, and falling in love along the way?
We are actively seeking inspirational novels with a bit more real world flair. It’s not always easy being a Christian, and we would like to see novels that express that.
And cowboys… we love modern-day cowboys. Sometimes they’re on the ranch and sometimes they’re outside their element… but they always say ‘ma’am’ and they know how to look darn sexy in cowboy boots.
As we expand our release schedule in 2011, we are looking to expand our romance offerings by adding Young Adult romance. We would be happy to look at any YA romance in any of our sub-genres.
We love romance, and we love happy endings. Now, a happy ending doesn’t have to be wedding bells and proposals — but leave us no doubt that your hero and heroine could easily ride off into the sunset together.
Full submission guidelines can be read, along with instructions for submitting, can be found at our website:
http://www.DesertBreezePublishing.com under Submissions. We strongly encourage authors who are interested in submitting to also review our FAQ page, so you can understand more about DBP as a whole.
We anticipate a 4-6 week response time.
Gail R. Delaney
Desert Breeze Publishing, Inc