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All Imprints are Currently OPEN to Submissions.

Scarlet Petals Press is open for submissions and will remain so until we have received a sufficient number of submissions.

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Currently, all heat levels are being considered. Acceptable sub-genres include:

• Romantic Erotica

• Contemporary (Men in uniform, bad boys, friends with benefits)

• BDSM/S&M

• Gay & Lesbian

• Menage

• Paranormal/Urban Fantasy (Weres, vampires and witches only, please.)

• Historical/Cowboy

• Fairy Tale (Modern setting only, please.)

• Amish

• Pseudo-taboo (Non-blood-related couples only, please.)

No short story collections, please.

We will not publish material with under-aged characters (below 18 years) or any kind of non-were bestiality. Were-creatures must express human characteristics, at least some of the time.

Erotica submissions should still have a strong romantic theme, good characterization and a happily ever after, or, at least, a happily ever after for now ending.

Submissions should be between 10,000 – 80,000 words (firm) and be submitted in block format manuscript style, where possible. No special fonts or formatting. Please use acceptable manuscript formatting (double-space with one-inch margins) and Times New Roman 12 point font. Also include your contact information (real contact for records/payment purposes – to be kept private – plus writing name, address, email, and phone number).

Send your query to mail@khpbooks.com with the imprint name in the subject line (ex. Scarlet Petals), title of the work, a synopsis in the body of the email and the first 10 pages of the manuscript attached in .doc format. Let us know if you have any questions before submitting.

KHP Publishers, Inc. and all of its imprints publish only ebooks at this time. Payment is 50% net royalties – no advance – paid on a quarterly basis.

Simultaneous submissions are okay. Response time will vary, but expect to receive a response in 1-4 weeks. Please do not send follow-up emails unless you place the book before you have received a response from us. Your book must be unpublished at the time of submission. Please do not send books in series that have already been launched by another publisher or that you are self-publishing. We will consider reprints, but only if your book has been out of print for several years or you have a large body of work.

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Retro Rocket Press is open for submissions and will remain so until we feel we have received a sufficient number of submissions.

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Acceptable sub-genres of science fiction include:

• Golden Era

• Robots

• Post-apocalyptic

• Steampunk

• Superheroes

• Cyberpunk

• Kaiju

• Military SF (in the style of Heinlein/Scalzi/Haldeman)

No short story collections, please.

Submissions should be between 30,000 – 80,000 words (firm) and be submitted in block format manuscript style, where possible. No special fonts or formatting. Please use acceptable manuscript formatting (double-space with one-inch margins) and Times New Roman 12 point font.

Send your query to mail@khpbooks.com with the imprint name in the subject line (ex. Retro Rocket), title of the work, a synopsis in the body of the email and the first 10 pages of the manuscript attached in .doc format. Let us know if you have any questions before submitting.

KHP Publishers, Inc. and all of its imprints publish only ebooks at this time. Payment is 50% net royalties – no advance – paid on a quarterly basis.

Simultaneous submissions are okay. Response time will vary, but expect to receive a response in 1-4 weeks. Please do not send follow-up emails unless you place the book before you have received a response from us. Your book must be unpublished at the time of submission. Please do not send books in series that have already been launched by another publisher or that you are self-publishing. We will consider reprints, but only if your book has been out of print for several years or you have a large body of work.

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Skullvines Press is open for submissions and will remain so until we feel we have received a sufficient number of submissions.

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 Acceptable sub-genres include:

• Dark/adult humor

• Horror (perverse, grindhouse, cryptozoology)

• Cross-genres outside of the other KHP imprints

No short story collections, please.

Submissions should be between 30,000 – 80,000 words (firm) and be submitted in block format manuscript style, where possible. No special fonts or formatting. Please use acceptable manuscript formatting (double-space with one-inch margins) and Times New Roman 12 point font.

Send your query to mail@khpbooks.com with the imprint name in the subject line (ex. Skullvines), title of the work, a synopsis in the body of the email and the first 10 pages of the manuscript attached in .doc format. Let us know if you have any questions before submitting.

KHP Publishers, Inc. and all of its imprints publish only ebooks at this time. Payment is 50% net royalties – no advance – paid on a quarterly basis.

Simultaneous submissions are okay. Response time will vary, but expect to receive a response in 1-4 weeks. Please do not send follow-up emails unless you place the book before you have received a response from us. Your book must be unpublished at the time of submission. Please do not send books in series that have already been launched by another publisher or that you are self-publishing. We will consider reprints, but only if your book has been out of print for several years or you have a large body of work.

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Black Death Books is open for submissions and will remain so until we feel we have received a sufficient number of submissions.

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Acceptable sub-genres include:

• Gothic/dark horror

• Classic monster tropes

• Urban fantasy

No short story collections, please.

Submissions should be between 30,000 – 80,000 words (firm) and be submitted in block format manuscript style, where possible. No special fonts or formatting. Please use acceptable manuscript formatting (double-space with one-inch margins) and Times New Roman 12 point font.

Send your query to mail@khpbooks.com with the imprint name in the subject line (ex. Black Death), title of the work, a synopsis in the body of the email and the first 10 pages of the manuscript attached in .doc format. Let us know if you have any questions before submitting.

KHP Publishers, Inc. and all of its imprints publish only ebooks at this time. Payment is 50% net royalties – no advance – paid on a quarterly basis.

Simultaneous submissions are okay. Response time will vary, but expect to receive a response in 1-4 weeks. Please do not send follow-up emails unless you place the book before you have received a response from us. Your book must be unpublished at the time of submission. Please do not send books in series that have already been launched by another publisher or that you are self-publishing. We will consider reprints, but only if your book has been out of print for several years or you have a large body of work.

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Violet Ivy Press is open for submissions and will remain so until we feel we have received a sufficient number of submissions.

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Acceptable sub-genres include, all consisting of romantic elements and a strong female protagonist:

• Paranormal

• Steampunk

• Urban fantasy

• Young adult

• Traditional science fiction

No short story collections, please.

Submissions should be between 30,000 – 80,000 words (firm) and be submitted in block format manuscript style, where possible. No special fonts or formatting. Please use acceptable manuscript formatting (double-space with one-inch margins) and Times New Roman 12 point font.

Send your query to mail@khpbooks.com with the imprint name in the subject line (ex. Violet Ivy), title of the work, a synopsis in the body of the email and the first 10 pages of the manuscript attached in .doc format. Let us know if you have any questions before submitting.

KHP Publishers, Inc. and all of its imprints publish only ebooks at this time. Payment is 50% net royalties – no advance – paid on a quarterly basis.

Simultaneous submissions are okay. Response time will vary, but expect to receive a response in 1-4 weeks. Please do not send follow-up emails unless you place the book before you have received a response from us. Your book must be unpublished at the time of submission. Please do not send books in series that have already been launched by another publisher or that you are self-publishing. We will consider reprints, but only if your book has been out of print for several years or you have a large body of work.

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Blasphemous Books is open for submissions and will remain so until we feel we have received a sufficient number of submissions.

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 Acceptable sub-genres include:

• Demonology

• Old school witchcraft or magick

• Deals with the Devil

• Dark side of mythology

No short story collections, please.

Submissions should be between 30,000 – 80,000 words (firm) and be submitted in block format manuscript style, where possible. No special fonts or formatting. Please use acceptable manuscript formatting (double-space with one-inch margins) and Times New Roman 12 point font.

Send your query to mail@khpbooks.com with the imprint name in the subject line (ex. Blasphemous), title of the work, a synopsis in the body of the email and the first 10 pages of the manuscript attached in .doc format. Let us know if you have any questions before submitting.

KHP Publishers, Inc. and all of its imprints publish only ebooks at this time. Payment is 50% net royalties – no advance – paid on a quarterly basis.

Simultaneous submissions are okay. Response time will vary, but expect to receive a response in 1-4 weeks. Please do not send follow-up emails unless you place the book before you have received a response from us. Your book must be unpublished at the time of submission. Please do not send books in series that have already been launched by another publisher or that you are self-publishing. We will consider reprints, but only if your book has been out of print for several years or you have a large body of work.

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Bokalino Press submissions Submissions Bokalino Press

Bokalino Press is open for submissions and will remain so until we feel we have received a sufficient number of submissions.

Acceptable sub-genres of non-fiction include:

• True Crime

• Memoirs/Autobiography/Biography

• Overcoming adversity

• History

• Humor

• Military

• Science: Natural & Technology especially

• Psychology

• Women’s Issues

• Survival

• Social, Economic, or Political topics that are not reliant on current events.

• If it’s not listed here or below but it’s nonfiction, run it by us!

What we’re NOT interested in: Conspiracy Theory or Religious books, save for serious scholarly works. We also have no interest in Self-Help, Alternative Medicine, or Current Events.

Submissions should be between 30,000 – 80,000 words (firm) and be submitted in block format manuscript style, where possible. No special fonts or formatting. Please use acceptable manuscript formatting (double-space with one-inch margins) and Times New Roman 12 point font.

Send your query to mail@khpbooks.com with the imprint name in the subject line (ex. Bokalino), title of the work, a synopsis in the body of the email and the first 10 pages of the manuscript attached in .doc format. Let us know if you have any questions before submitting.

KHP Publishers, Inc. and all of its imprints publish only ebooks at this time. Payment is 50% net royalties – no advance – paid on a quarterly basis.

Simultaneous submissions are okay. Response time will vary, but expect to receive a response in 1-4 weeks. Please do not send follow-up emails unless you place the book before you have received a response from us. Your book must be unpublished at the time of submission. Please do not send books in series that have already been launched by another publisher or that you are self-publishing. We will consider reprints, but only if your book has been out of print for several years or you have a large body of work.

We look forward to seeing your work!

7 Comments

  1. MJ

    When did you close to submissions and do you have an idea when you might reopen?

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    • KHPstaff

      Hello! We closed at the first of the year while we work on what we’ve contracted so far. We don’t have an exact timeframe for reopening, but when we do, we’ll notify places like Ralan and Duotrope with updates, and we also send out a notice in our newsletter.

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    • adamwhitlatch

      MJ,

      We’ve just reopened for subs (8/1/14). Check out our new guidelines.

      – Adam Whitlatch, Associate Editor

      Reply

  2. Christopher Nadeau

    I need to know what “Amish” fiction is please!!!

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    • JerrodBalzer

      Amish people and their way of life, which turns its head away from modern society and embraces living off of the land, etc.

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  3. Bill Tucker

    Aare you seeking zombie novels at this time and if so under what imprint? Much thanks.

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    • KHP staff

      Hi Bill,

      We are indeed. Depending on the theme of your novel, it should be submitted to Skullvines or Black Death.
      Here’s a link to the zombie novels we’ve published: http://khpbooks.com/zombies/
      Hope that helps!

      S.D.

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