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JMS Books Special Submissions Calls

JMS Books LLC Special Submissions Calls

Deadline: Ongoing through July 31, 2016
Payment: Standard contract terms (50% net royalties from all channels)

We are looking for LGBT romance and erotic romance stories for three new lines. These will be released at least once a month on a rolling schedule as manuscripts are accepted.


DADDY DEAREST:

There’s no denying it — daddies are hot! We aren’t talking bears here; we’re looking for stories about dads with young kids who need a husband to make them complete. Or maybe he doesn’t think Mr. Right wants someone who comes with a diaper bag and sippy cups in tow. Maybe the man of his dreams turns out to be his new male nanny? However your father figure finds true love, we want to read about it! Show us how Daddy Dearest introduces his new boyfriend to his children. Will they be able somehow to form a family?


BACKUP BUDDIES:

When your life’s on the line, who has your back? For policemen, FBI agents, detectives, and firemen, etc., there is no one they trust more than their buddy, their partner, the one person on whom they depend. What happens when that partnership deepens into something more? Show us — take it beyond the mean streets and flashing lights, into the bedroom or the darkened alleyway. What happens in the long hours of a stakeout? Or late at night in a shared hotel room while on assignment? These men might project a strong, tough guy image to the world, but how tender can be with each other?


ANIMAL MAGNETISM:

Animals can be a great judge of character, and sometimes they know before we do whether or not someone is perfect for us. We want stories about man’s best friend playing matchmaker — not just dogs, but cats, horses, goats, birds, any kind of animal that might help break the ice between two lonely hearts looking for love. Or maybe they weren’t looking, but Fluffy or Fido knows better. A rider’s horse throws a shoe every time a sexy farrier is visiting the stable. A cat gets stuck in a tree, and his owner falls for the hunky fireman who shows up to rescue him. A stray dog on the side of the highway brings together a concerned motorist and a state policeman. How are these men drawn together because of their love of animals?


SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

Individual stories in each line will have a unique cover with a similar theme to tie them together. Stories over 40,000 words that sell more than 50 copies in electronic format will also be released in paperback.

For each line:

  • Stories must be between 20,000 to 60,000 words
  • Stories must contain a romance — any heat level, from sweet to erotic
  • Romantic relationship must be MM, MMM, or MMF
  • Stories must have a HEA or HFN ending
  • Stories can be any sub-genre (contemporary, historical, paranormal, futuristic, etc.)
  • Adult stories only (no YA)

HOW TO SUBMIT:

All stories submitted must adhere to the general guidelines found on our website here. We do not consider multiple or simultaneous submissions.

Send your submission to submissions@jms-books.com with the name of the line and the title of your story in the subject line.

Call for Submissions

** PERMISSION TO FORWARD **

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS — JMS BOOKS and QUEERTEEN PRESS

JMS Books LLC is a small press specializing in LGBT romance ranging from sweet to erotic. We have over 120 authors publishing with us and our YA imprint, Queerteen Press. We release 4 e-books a week and 6 print books a month.

Some of our best-selling authors include J.M. Snyder, Drew Hunt, Terry O’Reilly, JL Merrow, Jeff Adams, A.R. Moler, Iyana Jenna, Wayne Mansfield, J.D. Walker, Francis Gideon, and Hayden Thorne.

We are currently open to submissions. ALL submissions must follow our guidelines. Visit http://www.jms-books.com for more detailed information, but the highlights are listed below.

We pay 50% net royalties on sales through all distribution channels. Our contracts are for an initial period of 2 years. A sample contract is available upon request.

We accept reprints and previously published content (including self-published stories) on a case-by-case basis. If your publisher has recently closed or returned your rights to you, feel free to submit your story to us! We do not consider multiple or simultaneous submissions.

GENERAL GUIDELINES:

  • We only accept Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or Transgender fiction
  • Stories must be between 7,000 and 130,000 words
  • Stories MUST contain a romance
  • Stories may contain any level of erotic content
  • Stories may be any subgenre (contemporary, fantasy, paranormal, etc)

We are particularly interested in the following:

  • LGBT cowboys/girls and westerns (contemporary or historical)
  • Gay YA romance and coming-of-age
  • Stories involving gay parents
  • MMF or MFM menage stories
  • LGBT BDSM erotic romance
  • M/M erotic romance (any genre)

TO SUBMIT:

Send the first 2,000 words and a full synopsis to submissions@jms-books.com with “Submission” and the title of your story in the subject line.

We will respond to your email in less than 2 business days. If we like the story and request the full manuscript, our turnaround time is less than 1 week.

Questions can be directed to submissions@jms-books.com.

JMS Books LLC now open for submissions!

This past month I’ve been very busy starting my own small press!

JMS Books LLC will officially open for business on July 1, 2010. I started the press not only to publish my own work, but to also publish and promote new, unique voices in gay, lesbian, transgender, and general fiction, non-fiction, and poetry.

Our website is up and running at http://jms-books.com and I just posted the submission guidelines this morning. So please stop on by and take a look!