Decadent Publishing is open for general submissions in the categories listed below.
GENERAL SUBMISSIONS GUIDELINES
We accept only one manuscript at a time per author. We DO NOT accept simultaneous submissions. Word count is 5k-65k. Decadent Publishing does not accept submissions that contain illegal sexual acts, bestiality (including un-shifted/shifted shapeshifter combinations), incest, pedophilia, glorified racial intolerance, necrophilia, or graphic rape for purposes of titillation - if it is an integral part of the story and not posed in a positive light it may be considered. Romance submissions can be sweet to smoking hot. Sexual or sensual scenes should enhance, not BE, the story.
Please see our FAQ page for further information. If you wish to submit your story to us, please send an email to the following address and request our submissions form: email@example.com
Challenge: A test of one's abilities or resources in a demanding but stimulating undertaking.
In every life, there are challenges, boulders in the flowing stream of existence. From the physical, to the psychological or emotional, nobody is immune. No one gets through life intact, but the challenge is not to avoid damage, but to work through, past or around the things that make life so difficult.
We all know people who do this—live fulfilling lives in spite of the difficulties they are forced to deal with.
We want to hear about characters who do just this—and the people who love them. Challenge is a romance series with a twist. The “challenge” must take a central role in the characters’ romance.
1. All challenges should be dealt with respect and dignity. 2. Any challenge should be thoroughly researched for accuracy and realism. We do not want to offend or misinform the reader in any way. 3. While alternative lifestyles are welcome to be part of plots in our books, we will not allow any challenge to be an integral part of a fetish. To be blunt…he can love her if she doesn’t have legs, but not because she doesn’t have legs. 4. We are not accepting any paranormal, sci-fi or other world-building genre at this time. This means no shifters, vampires, aliens, or otherworldly creatures. They’ve got their own set of challenges. We are looking for challenges with humans only.
Heat Level: 1-4. We are open to romances between young adults as well as adults. Books of lower heat levels will also be featured on the Bono Books, sister site of Decadent Publishing.
Times New Roman 12 point font 1.5 spacing 1-inch margins NO headers, footers or page numbers Word doc or rtf format only Author name and title on first page only
If you have any questions, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Big, beautiful women who ROCK their size 12 or 22, who live out loud, love their curves, and enjoy the man (or men!) in their lives.
LENGTH: 5-50k HEAT LEVEL: Any SUB-GENRES ACCEPTED: Interracial, multicultural, paranormal, sci-fi, straight contemporary, menage, erotic, sweet romance, suspense, western TO SUBMIT: Email email@example.com to request a submissions form. Please specify if this is for a series (1Night Stand, Edge, Western Escape, etc.) or a main line book. QUESTIONS: Email firstname.lastname@example.org
If a disaster struck, would you be prepared? If you had five minutes to leave your home with everything needed to re-start your life, could you? If the world ended, would you?
Preppers are a growing and diverse group that some even call a ‘sub-culture’. But most preppers are just average Americans who simply have a plan for self-sufficiency and survival in case a minor or major disaster happens. They have extra food and water on hand and a bag packed in case they need to get away fast. Some convert old missile silos into bunkers in case of global pandemic or nuclear war, but most are more practical and simply learn or apply the basic skills of survival that our grandparents’ generation used in everyday life. Californians have earthquakes, New England and the Gulf coast have hurricanes, the Midwest—tornadoes. Are you prepared?
Decadent Publishing is tapping into that sub-culture to bring you a line of Prepper Romances. They are sexy, fun, sometimes suspenseful , and always entertaining stories with a little bit of ‘prepper’ thrown in for some added flavor.
Stories should contain some details of prepper life, though the main story doesn’t have to be about prepping, it should be about the relationships and circumstances.
LENGTH: 5-50k HEAT LEVEL: 1-4 SUB-GENRES ACCEPTED: Interracial, contemporary, near futuristic (right after a collapse or disaster), multicultural, western, sweet romance, suspense. TO SUBMIT: Email email@example.com to request a submissions form.
Please note that it is a Prepper Romance when submitting. QUESTIONS: Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you adore the Food Network? Do Bobby Flay and Rocco DiSpirito titillate your senses when they caress a flank steak, whip cream to a sensual cloud, or lay a beautiful table? Does a man's skill in the kitchen impress and delight you as much as the way he kisses?
Then we want you to write a Foodie Romance for Decadent Publishing!
Foodie romance focuses on romance, but food would win the prize for best supporting character. Maybe the heroine is a chef or a food critic, or maybe the hero just appreciates a meal masterfully prepared for maximum enjoyment. Like any art form, the Culinary Arts can be enjoyed as a sensual experience, exciting to the eyes and pleasing to the palate. Whether your taste is gourmet Kobe burgers in Seattle, European pastries in Salzburg, or delicate sushi in Sunagawa, foodie romance is about the culture of cuisine and the people who enjoy it.
LENGTH: 5-50k HEAT LEVEL: 1-5 SUB-GENRES ACCEPTED: Interracial, contemporary, multicultural, western, sweet romance, suspense, LGBT, ménage, M/M, sci-fi, paranormal TO SUBMIT: Email email@example.com to request a submissions form. Please note that it is a Foodie Romance when submitting. Also note if it is for a specific series (1Night Stand, Edge, Western Escape, etc.) or a main line submission. QUESTIONS: Email firstname.lastname@example.org
UBUNTU-STORIES OF AFRICAN ROMANCE
Africa... Land of the Serengeti, of wide savannas, where exotic wild animals like giraffes stroll through your backyard— *sound of a screeching turn-disk*
If this is your idea of modern Africa, you’d be way off the mark! Ubuntu (“I am what I am because of who we all are.”) embraces the notion of community, of roots, of spreading your arms open in welcome. Our stories from the Ubuntu line will reflect this philosophy, and take you to Africa to meet the people from that far-away, unknown-to-many land.
Take a peek at modern Africa. This is a world where, on the backdrop of the famine crisis in Darfur and Somalia, of political unrest in countries like the Democratic Republic of Congo and Egypt, millions step into the global village and embrace the fast-paced life offered by technology and the Internet. Multinational companies have offices in many African capitals, opening the way for a slew of expatriates to settle in those countries, where the world’s biggest brand names like Hugo Boss and Lacoste are opening outlets.
Don’t also forget that Africa is not only the black continent – a handful of islands make up the African territory, as well. From minerals-rich Madagascar (and the land of Black Magic, still practiced to this day!) to tourist hot-spots like Mauritius, the Seychelles, and the Maldives – islander culture opens up another world to exploit in your writing. And in the top, northern parts of Africa, meet the Arab world in the countries of the Maghreb (Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria, among others).
With its rich history, Africa has native African clans and tribes, colonist white populations – British, French, and Afrikaners –Indian-origin people who emigrated as traders and/or indentured labor, Chinese people who came in as traders.
We want to see your stories set in any of these locations. Whether your characters are expats, foreigners on a visit, native Africans (of black, white, Indian, Chinese, Arab, etc, descent!), show us the true face of Africa as people experience it every day. Think The Joy Luck Club meets Out Of Africa – the former a story of generational conflict between immigrant mothers and their daughters brought up in their adopted country’s culture; the latter a sweeping saga on the backdrop of the African landscape, setting, and context. Give us both; give us either or; but give us something in and/or from Africa.
LENGTH: 5-50k HEAT LEVEL: 1-5 SUB-GENRES ACCEPTED: Interracial, contemporary, multicultural, sweet romance, suspense, LGBT, ménage TO SUBMIT: Email email@example.com to request a submissions form. Please note that it is for the UBUNTU line when submitting. QUESTIONS: Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Contemporary and historical multi-author romance series set in the fictitious town of Freewill, WY. Please see our Western Escape blog for further details and specs. http://westernescapedecadentpublishing.blogspot.com
Contemporary, multi-national romance stories. Setting: Countries around the world. The hero can be any modern alpha male in the military or covert ops: Marines, MP, CIA, Homeland Security, NSA, Embassy personnel, etc. Heroine can be an American or foreign national. Her age should be 25+.
Wherever your setting, we need local flavor. Tap your travel experiences! Give us fun, adventure, romance, interesting settings, strong characters and hot lovin', cultural insights.
LENGTH: 5-25k HEAT LEVEL: 3-5 SUB-GENRES ACCEPTED: Interracial, contemporary, multicultural, sweet romance, suspense, ménage TO SUBMIT: Email email@example.com to request a submissions form. Please note that it is for the HONOR GUARD line when submitting. QUESTIONS: Email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested in writing for this extremely popular line, details can be found on our 1Night Stand blog, http://decadent1nightstand.blogspot.com We are particularly interested in GLBT titles. Please direct all 1NS queries to one of our managing editors: Kate Richards (email@example.com) Valerie Mann (firstname.lastname@example.org)