Friday, August 12, 2011

Call For Submissions: JMS Books

Hi Authors! Looking to place your transgender, lesbian, and gay fiction, be it erotica, romance, or YA? You might want to check out this call for subs from JMS Books:

is a small queer press specializing in GLBT erotica, romance, and young adult fiction.

We release 3 e-books a week and 4 print titles a month. All books are available electronically, and any title over 30,000 words goes into print. While we don't pay advances, we do pay authors 50% net on royalties from all sales. We sell through our own website as well as a wide distribution network to ensure we reach the largest audience possible.

Full submission guidelines are available on our website.

We are seeking queer, genre, and literary stories at least 5k and no longer than 100k in length. Reprints are accepted. We are particularly interested in GAY, LESBIAN, and TRANSGENDER stories in the following genres:

  • Action/Adventure
  • Contemporary
  • Fantasy
  • Futuristic
  • Historical
  • Horror
  • Humor/Parody
  • Interracial
  • Military/War
  • Mystery/Detective
  • Paranormal
  • Science Fiction
  • Western/Cowboy
  • Young Adult – stories aimed at readers aged 14 and up

We do not accept submissions of extreme BDSM, incest, or heterosexual, bisexual, or intergender menage erotica.

Submission Policy:

  • Electronic unsolicited submissions are accepted at any time.
  • We do not accept multiple or simultaneous submissions.
  • Submissions should include a QUERY LETTER, full SYNOPSIS, and 2,000 word EXCERPT in RTF format.
  • Submissions are acknowledged within 2 business days.
  • If we like your submission, we will request a copy of the full manuscript for review. Manuscripts must be in electronic format only. The review time is between 1-3 weeks.

Contract terms:

  • Authors earn 50% net royalties on all sales (e-book and paperback) from all distributors.
  • Contracts are for a period of 2 years and auto-renew annually.
  • We require exclusive electronic and print rights, but can negotiate if the story has been published in an anthology or collection.

Full submission guidelines are available on our website.

J.M. Snyder

A Queer Small Press

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