29 February 2012

Submission Guidelines: Adams Media Romance

Post date: 29 February 2012
Adams Media Corporation is always looking for great book proposals! We accept submissions directly from authors (including first time authors) and also from literary agents.


Our new direct-to-ebook romance imprint is launching soon! We’re open to romance submissions in five popular subgenres: romantic suspense, contemporary, paranormal, historical, and erotic romance.

Within those subgenres, we are flexible about what happens. It’s romance, so there must be a happily-ever-after, but we’re open to how your characters get there. You won’t come up against preconceived ideas about what can or can’t happen in romance or what kind of characters you can or can’t have. Our only rule is everyone has to be a consenting adult. Other than that, we’re looking for smart, savvy heroines, fresh voices, and new takes on old favorite themes.

We’re looking for full-length novels, and while we prefer to work on the shorter end of the spectrum (50,000 words, give or take), we’re not going to rule you out because you go shorter or longer.

If you have a finished novel you’d like for us to consider, please just drop editor Jennifer Lawler a line at editorcrimson@gmail.com with a brief description of your work–please, no attachments until I know you’re not a spambot.

  • A description of the intended market for the book
  • An explanation of why someone would want to buy the book
  • A summary of the author’s background
  • A table of contents, as detailed as possible
  • A sample chapter

  • Do not send in the whole manuscript.
  • We do not accept electronic submissions at this time.
  • We will contact you only if we are interested in your proposal.
  • If you wish to have any material returned, include a self-addressed and stamped envelope. We accept no responsibility for proposals and manuscripts.
  • The volume of submissions does not allow us to accept phone calls or e-mail or other inquiries, or to provide comments or feedback on unsolicited manuscripts.


For inquiries: editorcrimson@gmail.com

For submissions: editorcrimson@gmail.com

Website: http://www.adamsmedia.com
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