Monday, March 19, 2012

Seeking Romance Manuscripts for 2012 and Beyond: Phaze Books

Post date: Monday, March 19, 2012
We are looking for submissions for 2012 and beyond. Please note: If you submit a work that is currently uploaded to Smashwords, Lulu, PubIt, Kindle, CreateSpace, CafePress, Authonomy, Wattpad, Scribd or similar websites - for sale or free - we will not consider it.

STANDARD SUBMISSIONS TO PHAZE

We are looking for er0tic, romantic works, between 5,000 and 100,000 words in every subgenre, including but not limited to:
  • Contemporary and Romantic Comedy
  • Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror
  • Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual
  • Paranormal and Urban Fantasy
  • Steampunk and Cyberpunk
  • Vampires, Werewolves and Shifters
  • Non-Fiction (query first before submitting a manuscript)

We especially would like to see:
  • Strong, passionate, intelligent characters
  • Well-defined, well-executed romantic plot that illustrates the mutual relationship between two to four central characters (the romantic unit) .
  • Conflict to create the tension and move the plot

Overall, the work must meet our publication criteria for high standards of excellence. The author must show true talent for telling a story, and telling it in an erotic, sensual way.

PUBLISHING RIGHTS

Your submission must have electronic (eBook) and print rights (paperback) available. If any of these rights are not available, please do not submit. If you have recently have had the rights to an erotic romance returned to you, we will consider reprint rights. However, we do ask authors to consider submitting a second, original work to us as well.

FORMATTING YOUR MANUSCRIPT
  • Your manuscript must be in Microsoft Word DOC or RTF (Rich/Revisable Text Format) document. Please DO NOT send DOCX.
  • WPS and other formats are NOT accepted. Please do not paste your work in the body of an e-mail.
  • Use only Courier New or Times New Roman 10 point font.
  • Double space your manuscript. Use your word processor's double spacing functionality, do not add hard returns inside the paragraph and do not add extra paragraph returns between paragraphs.
  • Use italics for any text that is to be italicized--NEVER use bold and italics at the same time.
  • Margins should be 1 inch all around.
  • No embedded images. Many eBook formats do not support embedded images.
  • For scene breaks, insert a blank line, then insert four asterisks with no spaces (****) on a line by itself, then another blank line and then begin your new paragraph on the next line.

SUBMITTING YOUR MANUSCRIPT

We only accept electronic submissions as an e-mail cover letter with two file attachments. You must send all required information to be considered for publication. Partial submissions will be returned with a request to send a completed submission.

The Subject Line must be marked like this: Submission--title-of-novel. The Body of your e-mail cover letter must contain the following information:
  • Your full (real) name.
  • Your (good, reliable, and current) e-mail address.
  • Your snail-mail address.
  • Your phone number.
  • The exact title of your book.
  • The name you want on your book (pen name or real name).
  • Approximate number of words (not number of pages).
  • One short paragraph synopsis describing the novel.

Attach the complete manuscript as a separate Microsoft Word® or RTF-format file. File name must be title-of-your-novel.rtf (or .doc). Include nothing else in the file name. On the first page of your manuscript, at the top, you must have the following information:
  • Your full (real) name.
  • Your (good, reliable, and current) e-mail address.
  • Your snail-mail address.
  • Your phone number.
  • The exact title of your book.
  • The name you want on the book (pen name or real name).
  • Approximate number of words (not number of pages).

Attach the following supporting material as a separate Microsoft Word® or RTF-format file.
  • Synopsis describing what the novel is about (no limit, but should be concise and precise).
  • Chapter-by-chapter outline. Tell us what happens in each chapter with a sentence or two.
  • A short biography of you with notation of other published works, awards, etc.
  • Your promotion/marketing plan for your book. Phaze does offer promotion services to authors, but authors are encourage to market themselves and their works.
  • Sending your website link is also helpful if you have one (not required).

Phaze Books is a traditional publisher. There are no costs to the author if your manuscript is accepted; we pay all the costs for ISBN, Books-in-Print registration, typesetting, artwork, cover design, editing, printing, production, sales, distribution, etc. You will be responsible for costs for copyright registration since you hold the copyright in your name. We have the forms and instructions available to help you get your work copyrighted. It is not necessary that your work be copyrighted prior to submission, but you should get your work copyrighted prior to publication.

We do not pay advances, but royalties are paid on the net amount of each sale concluded within each sale concluded within each month. The author receives a royalty statement outlining sales information, along with the royalty check.

Please read the full submissions guidelines here >>


CONTACT INFORMATION:

For inquiries: submissions (at) phaze (dot) com

For submissions: submissions (at) phaze (dot) com

Website: http://www.phaze.com/
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