2019 Submissions Calls (LGBTQ Romance Stories)

Bewitching Love

Deadline: October 31, 2019
      Stories with one (or more) witches/warlocks/wizards falling in love.

      These stories can be contemporary, fantasy, paranormal, it's up to you. They can involve practicing Wiccans or wand-waving wizards. We want bewitching love stories that cast an amorous spell that makes readesr want more!

Out of This World

Deadline: November 30, 2019
      We're looking for science fiction romance set in space, whether it's on a spaceship or a planet or even the moon. Whether it's hard sci-fi or space opera, or somewhere in between, we want love stories that are literally out of this world!

Your Favorite Trope

Deadline: December 31, 2019
      A trope is a familiar plot device an author uses to bring two characters together. There are dozens of them -- friends to lovers, second chances, arranged marriages, forbidden love, celebrity falls for fan, love triangle, secret admirer ...

      What's YOUR favorite? Work it into a story, or write a trope you haven't tried yet, it's up to you. If you're unfamiliar with tropes, check out this list of 145 Romance Tropes. Find one you like and write about it!

Love Wins

Deadline: December 31, 2019
      NOTE: All stories will have the same covers as the rest of the series.

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

      For this call, stories need to be 12,000 to 38,000 words and not involve a menage.

FOR ALL SUBMISSION CALLS:

      • These aren't anthology calls -- stories swill be released as individual ebooks with unique covers
      • Stories over 60k will also go into print
      • Payment is 50% net royalties from all channels, paid quarterly
      • Our contracts are for 2 years exclusive rights and autorenew
      • Stories must be 12,000 words or higher
      • Stories must contain a romance -- any heat level, from sweet to erotic
      • The central romance must be LGBTQ ONLY
      • Stories can be any subgenre (contemporary, sci-fi, fantasy, historical, paranormal, western, 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 located here 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.

      If you were working on a story for one of our submission calls and did not make the deadline, feel free to still send it in when the story is done. We'd love to take a look!

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