Friday, July 27, 2012

Champagne Books Author Submission Contest (LGBT sub-genre welcomed)

Post date: Friday, July 27, 2012
Deadline: 5 August 2012

Champagne Book Group is seeking talented authors and their stories for Carnal Passi0ns, our erotic imprint. Carnal Passions accepts er0tic r0mance in all its variations (Alternate Lifestyle, Gay/Lesbian and any and all combinations thereof). To find this new talent and terrific stories, Champagne Book Group is having a submissions contest for both published and unpublished authors. Entries must be complete works, ranging in word count between 15,000-70,000 words and fit into one of the following subgenre categories:

· Science Fiction Romance
· Fantasy
· Paranormal or Urban Fantasy
· Contemporary
· Historical Romance
· M/M and F/F Romance
· BDSM and Ménage
· Mystery/Thriller/Suspense

PRIZES: Overall High Score: $100 advance and digital publishing contract (advance payable as $50 upon finalized contract and $50 upon publication). Top-Scoring Contestant in each category will receive an acquiring editor’s critique of synopsis and the first 25 pages of the manuscript and will be considered for a contract offer if the manuscript fits our current needs.

Entries will be accepted from July 2, 2012 through August 5, 2012, and must be emailed to Please include Contest and book title in the email subject line (Contest_Booktitle). Attach full manuscript and 2-3 page synopsis in RTF format (Booktitle_MS and Booktitle_SYN as file names--your book title replaces “Booktitle”).

No entry fee is required. Judges reserve the right to Decline to Judge any entry if it does not fit our lines, the level of writing is not acceptable or the contest guidelines are not followed.

Entries will be judged on the following criteria: Hook, Pacing/Plot, Characterization, Dialogue, Mechanics, and Author Voice.

While entering does not guarantee a contract, any manuscript, even if it is not selected as a winner, may be offered a contract solely at Champagne Book Group’s discretion.

Winners will be announced on August 13, 2012 via our blog and direct emails to winners.


· File type: .rtf or .doc, or .docx only
· New Times Roman 12pt black font
· Double spaced
· No footers or headers
· Margins: 1" all
· Page-breaks between chapters

Please include a title page listing the following information:

· Legal name
· Pen name
· Email address
· Contact phone
· Working title (include series name and details if applicable)
· Word count
· Genre/category

Please see Carnal Passi0ns Submissions for a list of subject matters we will not accept.

Contest submissions not adhering to the above guidelines or are not something Champagne Book Group/Carnal Passions publishes will be deleted unread.


For queries/ submissions: