Want to Write for Ravenous Romance?
Ravenous Romance is always looking for great sexy stories! We are currently acquiring erotic romance novels and short stories in all subgenres, including contemporary, paranormal, gay, lesbian, and ménage. WE LOVE FIRST-TIME AUTHORS! While many of our books are written by established writers, we are always excited by the opportunity to build a writer's career from the ground up.
Every book must be a compelling romance, with a great love story and passionate, explicit sex. While our stories do not have to end happily-ever-after, we want the fantasy of "happy-for-now" in every ending.
We are looking for stories with strong, alpha-male heroes, creative world-building, compelling plots, and hot sex. Our readers want to explore their romantic and sexual fantasies while reading our books, and your story needs to take them there.
Ravenous Romance will consider completed novels between 50,000-60,000 words, and short fiction between 2,500 and 5,000 words. We occasionally acquire novellas (~15,000 words). All material must be the author's own original work, and material that has been previously published in any form (including electronic) will not be considered.
Please read our guidelines carefully below before submitting.
Unless you are a previously published author, do not send a query! Send the completed manuscript as outlined here. For NOVELS, when you submit, please include in the body of your email, a brief (one paragraph) description of the work, including the subgenre, and which Ravenous Romance line you think it is best suited for. All submissions must come via email in either Microsoft Word or Rich Text File (RTF) format as an attachment.
If you are a previously published author, you may query us regarding proposals, partials, or completed manuscripts via email with a brief description of the work, as well as your publishing history. If the manuscript is completed, you may send the completed work itself, in lieu of a query.
This is our contemporary romance category, where our heroine faces the romantic zeitgeist and finds the man of her dreams in the most unlikely places.
In this category, we are looking for stories about every kind of supernatural being and the women/men who love them.
Books set in future time periods, often in outer space.
In our romantic suspense category, our heroines find themselves solving crimes, pursued by their passions and fears.
We publish many anthologies on a variety of erotic themes. We welcome ideas for new anthologies, especially in the categories of gay, lesbian, menage, and paranormal.
These stories are an uninhibited exploration of the sexual boundaries people can explore together.
Once Upon a Time™
These historical romances may be set anywhere from the Civil War to the Summer of Love or Victorian England. We also publish erotic retellings of classic fairy tales in this category.
Real Man Romance™
A category where our readers can get swept off their feet by everyday heroes - cops, fireman, lumberjacks, and other strong, manly men.
M/M, Lesbian, and Ménage
Gay, lesbian or erotic romances involving three (or four or more!) people are welcome! Quite often, our M/M and Lesbian titles offer a twist on a classic or very popular hetero romance novel. Our M/M titles tend to feature two alpha males, while many of our Lesbian titles focus on the lesbian fantasies of straight women. This is why twists on hetero romance titles work so well for our audience.
WE DO NOT PUBLISH:
Poetry, non-fiction, or other genres of fiction that we do not publish. ALL of our titles are erotic romances and subgenres within that field.
Anything with pedophilia, which involves sexual situations between adults and children. We are not interested in "barely legal" situations, either.
Anything with necrophilia, which is sex with a truly dead body. If your vampires and zombies are having sex (with the living or each other), it better be lively.
Anything with bestiality, which is sex with animals. Sentient beings, including shapeshifters, centaurs, and the like must be adequately anthropomorphized.
Rape or incest. If it's a necessary part of a story, its purpose should not be to arouse.