Thursday, November 3, 2011

Update: Small Press/Epublishers Who Want Sci-Fi Romance

During a recent conversation with a fellow blogger, I realized my list of small press/digital publishers seeking science fiction romance was woefully out of date. In fact, some of the previous publishers on the list are either defunct or have closed their doors (RIP, Drollerie Press).

Therefore, I decided to update the list.

Currently, small press/digital publishing is where the majority of the action is at regarding SFR releases. While erotic romance still dominates many of the releases, a few publishers accept a range of heat levels while others have relaxed their requirements and now include tamer ones. That’s a great development since ebooks are destined to become the new paperback, and readers have always sought variety regarding heat level.

With the exception of Desert Breeze Publishing and possibly Echelon Press, all of the publishers listed below accept erotic romance as well as submissions in the GLBT/alternative lifestyle category. Some, like Torquere Press, Inc., focus exclusively on GLBT romances.

Below you’ll find a list of publishers whose guidelines indicate they are open to considering science fiction romance. To the best of my knowledge, you do not need an agent or need to be previously published to submit to the publishers on this list.

Please note that the following list is for resource purposes only and does not constitute an endorsement of any of the publishers.

Cobblestone Presssubmission guidelines *Proceed with extreme caution* Read why here.

Entangled Publishingsubmission guidelines (see also Entangled blog for monthly updated calls for submissions)

 Small press/digital publishing/industry resources:

* EPIC - Electronically Published Internet Connection.
* RWA’s Electronic and Small Press Authors’ Network (ESPAN)
* Digital Publishing: Looking at the Business Model
* Kristine Kathyrn Rusch’s “The Business Rusch”: “a miniseries on the changes in the publishing industry”
* Series of epublishing articles by Angela James

If you know of a reputable publisher that should be on this list, please let me know in the comments.

Joyfully yours,