Wednesday, May 16, 2007


I also posted this on my other blog, since dingbat that I am, I thought I was posting it here - but nevertheless, here you go... :)

Since a few male (and non-romance writing) readers have suggested lately that they might try their hands at romance and/or erotic romance, I thought I’d list a few publishers here.

Note: None of these publishers require agents to submit, and some are also open to genres other than romance.

In alphabetical order:

Aphrodites Apples (new e-publisher; they published my story “Unmasked” in their Masquerade anthology, volume 3. I’ve found them to be very nice and responsive - a fun group of women currently run this company)

Aspen Mountain (e-publisher of most genres)

Avon (large mainstream publisher of “large” romance - usually historical romance)

Cerridwen Press (e-books & paperbacks of most genres - the non-erotic offshoot of Ellora’s Cave)

Changeling Press (e-publisher of all genres of erotica - (romance/horror/sci-fi/fantasy, etc.) have been around a few years)

Cobblestone Press (e-pub, mainly romance & erotica)

Dorchester (large mainstream publisher of most genres of romance)

Ellora's Cave (e-books & paperbacks of erotic romance - was one of the first and largest publishers of romantic erotica in e-book form)

eXstacy eBooks (e-publisher of erotica and erotic romance)

Harlequin (large, mainstream, many imprints and “flavors”)

Juno Books (small, mainstream with focus on strong female characters - publishes mainly fantasy - not really romance, though can have romantic elements - their books look really interesting.)

Kensington (large mainstream publisher of most genres of romance)

Medallion Press (small mainstream - current openings many genres)

Mundania Press (small mainstream publisher - closed for submission until later this year - but check back)

Penguin-DAW (large mainstream publisher - this particular imprint of Penguin publishes fantasy and sci-fi, also with romance - you can check their ROC imprint as well for guidelines.)

Phaze (e-publisher of erotica/romance - been around a while)

Quanum Kiss (e-publisher of short romances - pays flat $10 for each accepted submission)

Quill Pen (online pulp fiction magazine)

Red Sage (mainstream publisher - paperback erotic romance)

Samhain Publishing (mainly e-pub, but also some paperback, most genres with a lot of focus on erotic - currently only open to special themes so check their website for details. I have friends published with them, I’ve had exchanges with them also, and they seem very nice.)

Sourcebooks (small mainstream publisher, currently open to most genres of romance; also publishes non-fiction)

Stardust Press (new e-publisher - publishes most genres, though currently seems focused on erotic romance)

Tiger Publication (small, new mainstream publisher, but seem responsive & with big plans)

Tor-Forge (large mainstream publisher of sci-fi, fantasy and paranormal romance)

Triskelion (mainly e-pub, but also some paperback, most genres with a lot of focus on erotic romance - also currently actively looking for horror, fantasy and graphic novels)

Twighlight Fantasies (new e-pub of erotic romance)

Whispers (new e-publisher of erotic romance)

Whiskey Creek Press (e-publisher of mainly erotic romance)


Charles Gramlich said...

Wow, great information. Thanks for this. I've toyed with the thought many times of writing something along these lines but so far have never really committed to doing so.

Susan Miller said...

Wonderful information, Kate. Thank you for listing these.

Surely, the princess will at least have a nervous twitch. ;)

Kate S said...

You're welcome, Charles & Susan.

Go for it Charles!

Susan - I can do a nervous twitch. Good idea, in fact. She almost had a bald spot in the front, but then I decided to be kind. *grin*

Susan Miller said...

You are so bad, but I love you for it.

Steve Malley said...

Hi Kate. Thanks for sending me the graphic novel link, too!

Sidney said...

You know, I've always felt the "adult" Westerns are romance novels for male readers. They're kind of anti-romance novels.

We used to have some patron at the library where I worked who'd check out those paperbacks and obliterate all of the swearing with liquid paper. I don't think we ever really narrowed it down to a person, but it was an interesting effort on his or her part.

Kate S said...

Steve, you're welcome. :)

Sidney, that's so funny.
You know, now that I think about it, my grandfather wrote westerns, but I think they could also have been classified as western romances.

Lucas Pederson said...

There be publishers! Thanks Kate. Since I've been trying, I say trying, to write romance, perhaps I might submit something to one of these. Guess it never hurts to try, right? We'll have to see. Speaking of romance, I've got the new story up on my blog now. So if you got the time go check it out and let me know what you think. Thanks again!!!!!

Jon said...

I've done a bit of Eros...I might give one of these a shot! Thanks so much.

Kate S said...

That would be great, Jon. Let me know how it goes.

Emily Veinglory said...

Sad, how many of these have ceased to be.....

Kate S said...

Yes, it is, Emily. I think the one that shocked me the most was Triskelion.

Thanks for stopping by. :)