HeroesandHeartbreakers.com welcomes submissions of original romance stories in all subgenres (erotica, contemporary, paranormal/urban fantasy, women’s fiction/chick lit, historical, romantic suspense, etc).
We are not interested in “true confessions” or other non-fiction material.
We are looking for short stories (15k-30k words) as well as novellas (30k-50k words) and category-length works (up to 60k). Novellas and category-length romances would most likely be considered for publication as serial stories.
Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Original stories acquired for this program are edited by both in-house editors and freelance editors who are experts in the romance genre.
We pay $1,000 per story against a 25% royalty. (The royalty enters the picture with respect to downloadable versions of the work.) Although we will consider edge cases, “original” means original—not previously published.
Please do not query first. Due to the volume of submissions, we regret that we are unable to send responses for queries or for submissions that fall outside the word count specified.
In your cover letter, please include the following:
- The subgenre of your story
- Confirmation that the story has not been previously published
- If you are a published author, and if so, for whom you write
- If your story is connected to a larger universe in which you already write
This is not required, but please feel free to include your Twitter and Facebook URLs in the cover letter.