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Submission Call — Colors of the Rainbow (LGBTQ Romance Stories)

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Colors of the Rainbow (LGBTQ Romance Stories)

Deadline: June 30, 2017
Payment: 50% net royalties from all channels, to be paid quarterly
Contract: 2 years exclusive, auto-renews

NOTE: This isn’t an anthology; the stories will be released as individual ebooks with unique covers.

We are looking for queer romance and erotic romance stories with a color in the title. The color should be important to the story, but keep in mind that, if you use a familiar phrase (such as “little black dress” or “seeing red”), another story may be submitted with the same title. So feel free to use unusual colors (like heliotrope, labrador, or titian).

Maybe the first thing she notices across the crowded room is the vivid color of a dress, and she’s immediately drawn to the woman wearing it. Perhaps one particular shirt sets off his eyes and, when he wears it, his best friend finds himself falling into that gaze. Or it’s those high heels that first garnered her attention. It could be the color of his uniform and the way he wears it that sets him apart from the crowd. That unusual shade of hair makes him want to reach up and run his fingers through it.

The story can contain any LGBTQ pairing in any subgenre, but the main characters must be involved in a romance (sweet or erotic). Stories by #ownvoices authors are welcome, but ultimately we’re looking for fictional stories and not memoirs (even fictionalized ones).

The books will NOT be released as an anthology, and there is no upfront payment; authors will be paid quarterly on actual sales earned. If you haven’t published with us before, feel free to request a sample contract prior to submission.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

  • Stories must be between 12,000 words or longer
  • Stories must contain a romance — any heat level, from sweet to erotic
  • Romantic pairing must be LGBTQ (including but not limited to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, asexual, and pansexual)
  • The title of the story must include a color
  • Stories may be any subgenre (contemporary, historical, paranormal, etc.)
  • Stories must have a HEA or HFN ending
  • Adult stories only (no YA)

All stories submitted must adhere to the general guidelines found on our website. We do not consider multiple or simultaneous submissions. Reprints will be considered only if the author holds exclusive rights to republish.

HOW TO SUBMIT:

Please follow our submission guidelines on our site to submit the story. Submissions over 40,000 words must include a chapter-by-chapter synopsis.

We will acknowledge submissions within 1 day and have a response to you within 4 business days.

Call for Submissions — Love Wins (LGBT marriage stories)

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Love Wins (LGBT Erotic Romance Stories)

Deadline: December 31, 2016
Payment: 50% net royalties paid quarterly
Contract: 2 years exclusive, renewable

NOTE: This isn’t an anthology; the stories will be released as individual ebooks. They will have the same covers as the stories released in this series last year.

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. Last year our Love Wins series was very successful, but we know many authors missed out due to limited space on our release schedule. This year, we’re opening the series to anyone interested in submitting.

To celebrate the recent advances made in LGBT rights throughout the world, we’re looking for stories of men and women who finally get the chance to formally declare their love for each other. These stories need to focus on a wedding ceremony of some sort, but we’ll leave the details up to you.

TMaybe your couple has been together for fifty years and can now tie the knot, but one of them is getting cold feet. Or perhaps two men meet at someone else’s wedding and end up at their own. How about a bridesmaid who meets the girl of her dreams at the bridal shop when she goes for a fitting for her best friend’s wedding? Or maybe the wedding singer hits the perfect note with the caterer after the reception.

Whatever your scenario, make it sweet and sexy! Stories may include characters from other titles you’ve previously published with JMS Books.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

  • Stories must be between 12,000 to 38,000 words
  • Stories must contain a romance — any heat level, from sweet to erotic
  • Romance must be MM or FF ONLY
  • Stories must involve characters getting married or planning to marry
  • Stories must be contemporary
  • Adult stories only (no YA)

All stories submitted must adhere to the general guidelines found on our website. We do not consider multiple or simultaneous submissions. Reprints will be considered only if the author holds exclusive rights to republish.

HOW TO SUBMIT:

Send a blurb and the full manuscript to submissions@jms-books.com with “Love Wins” and the title of your story in the subject line. Include any author credentials you may have.

We will acknowledge receipt of your submission immediately, and make a decision on your story within 4 business days.

Submissions Call — Coming Home (MM erotic romance stories)

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Coming Home (Gay Erotic Romance Stories)

Deadline: February 28, 2017
Payment: 50% net royalties paid quarterly
Contract: 2 years exclusive, renewable

NOTE: This isn’t an anthology; the stories will be released as individual ebooks with unique covers.

There’s nothing quite like coming home to the people who love you. We’re looking for M/M romance and erotic romance novellas and novels with a homecoming theme. No, not the school dance — we want stories in which the main character returns home after an absence and finds true love waiting for him.

Maybe he’s like a prodigal son who left under bad terms. Or perhaps he left seeking something just out of reach, only to find what he’s always wanted closer than he thought. Is he coming home after making a name for himself out in the world? Or crawling back in defeat? Maybe tragedy (death of a family member) brings him home but tragedy is turned to joy with the help of a special someone.

Whatever his reasons, he heads home to claim — or discover — true love was right in front of him all along. These stories must be about men returning home and falling in love, whether with someone from their pasts or with someone new. Show us who, or what, brings him home again and what kind of welcome he receives.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

  • Stories must be between 12,000 words or longer
  • Stories must contain a romance — any heat level, from sweet to erotic
  • Romance must be MM or MMM ONLY
  • Stories must be contemporary
  • Adult stories only (no YA)

All stories submitted must adhere to the general guidelines found on our website. We do not consider multiple or simultaneous submissions. Reprints will be considered only if the author holds exclusive rights to republish.

HOW TO SUBMIT:

Send a blurb and the full manuscript to submissions@jms-books.com with “Coming Home” and the title of your story in the subject line. Include any author credentials you may have.

We will acknowledge receipt of your submission immediately, and make a decision on your story within 4 business days.