Category Archives: Submission Calls

Call for Submissions — Score! Sports-Themed Gay Erotic Romance Stories

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Score!
(Sports-Themed Gay Erotic Romance)

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

Is there anything sexier than a sweaty athlete at the top of his game? How about two hot men facing off on opposing teams? Or letting off a little pent up aggression in the team’s locker room, or soaping each other up in the showers after practice?

Let’s face it, there’s something sinfully sexy about men who compete against each other in any sport, be it football, baseball, basketball, wrestling, or hockey. But the stories we’re looking for don’t need to be about traditional sports; you can write about archery, cricket, bowling, NASCAR, horseback riding, or gymnastics. Whatever the sport, we want to read about it!

Score! is all about men scoring both on — and off — the playing field. We want tales of gay men who win not only the game but the man of their dreams, too! From harmless flirting to hot sex, show us just how far some men will go to score big.

The stories in this line will each have a unique cover and be released individually. This is NOT an anthology call 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 to 40,000 words
  • Stories must contain a romance — any heat level, from sweet to erotic
  • Romance must be MM or MMM ONLY
  • Stories must involve sportsmen falling in love (can be with another male athlete or athletes, a coach, a fan, etc)
  • 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:

Send a blurb and the full manuscript to submissions@jms-books.com with “Score!” 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.

Call for Submissions — 3 Novel Submission Calls (M/M Erotic Romance)

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

3 Novel Submission Calls
(Gay Erotic Romance)

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

JMS Books is looking for novella and novel-length submissions in the following themes:

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.

  • 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 subgenre (contemporary, historical, paranormal, etc.)
  • 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 the name of the line and the title of your story in the subject line.

Call for Submissions — Summer Lovin’ (M/M Erotic Romance Short Stories)

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Summer Lovin’
(Gay Erotic Romance Short Stories)

Deadline: May 31, 2016
Payment: 50% net royalties paid quarterly
Contract: 2 years exclusive, nonrenewable (authors already published with JMS Books may request a standard renewable contract)

There’s nothing quite as magical as falling in love in the summertime. Maybe it’s the way the heat shimmers off oiled muscles, or all that tanned skin exposed by barely-there Speedos and short shorts. Or the feel of a warm T-shirt stretched tightly across firm abs.

The days seem to last forever and the nights are twice as long. Whether the summer is a time for passions that have simmered all winter long to finally boil over, or a chance to find new love on vacation, we want to hear about it!

We are looking for short, sexy M/M romance and erotic romance stories for our new Summer Lovin’ series. These stories must be about men who find love and lust all summer long, whether it’s at the beach or at the pool, at a cookout or at the park, on vacation or working at an amusement park, wherever two guys connect in the heat of the summer. From sweet harmless flirting to fulfilling hot sex, show us just how hot the summer can get!

Like our popular Men at Work series, the ebooks will all share a similar cover and be released during the summer months of 2016, starting in June. They 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 5,000 and 11,900 words
  • Stories must contain a romance — any heat level, from sweet to erotic
  • Romantic pairing must be MM or MMM ONLY
  • Stories must involve men finding love during the summer
  • 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:

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

We will respond to your email within 2 business days.