Editors Confirmed for Spring WOW’em Pitchfest

Pitch your completed book to one of our great Editors from May 17-19, 2017

Champagne Book Group

All Sub-Genres of Romance (not inspirational)

Currently looking for: While we will continue to publish fabulous books in other genres, we primarily seek romance across the sub-genres (except for inspiration which is better served by other publishers). Right now, we are particularly interested in contemporary, paranormal and historical romance, space opera, fantasy (adult and YA), contemporary YA, thrillers, and cozy mysteries. If you have a well-told story that can make readers forget to cook dinner, do the laundry or sleep, we’d love to hear from you.

About Champagne Book Group: Formerly a Canadian publisher and now under a U.S.-based owner, Champagne Book Group (CBG) has been open and publishing electronic fiction since 2004. CBG’s goal is to publish quality books crafted with care and infused with a passion that delivers imagination. Our books transport readers to other worlds, to the past, to the future, lets them enjoy a mystery, find love, discover what it’s like to be a Bond or Bourne and ride in a spaceship as it zips through the stars.

Find more about Champagne Book Group or reach out to us on Facebook or Twitter.

Boroughs Publishing Group

All Sub-Genres of Romance (not Inspirational)

Currently looking for: We publish all sub-genres of romance except for inspirational romance. Currently we are interested in fantasy romance with strong world building, paranormal romance that puts an interesting spin on traditional tropes, LGBTQ+ romance, multi-cultural romance, NA romance, YA romance, erotic romance where the romance is the spine of the story, and historical romance with richly drawn characters. Authors should have heroes and heroines that are multi-dimensional with strong internal conflicts. We’re looking for stories that pull in the reader on page one, and keep them up until four in the morning to finish the book. Think compelling, and remember everyday people are capable of extraordinary love – we’d like to see that in writing.

About Boroughs: E-publishing has changed the way the world reads. Boroughs Publishing Group is part of that revolution and joins with readership from Abu-Dhabi to Vancouver in demanding memorable stories that you’ll return to over and over.

Lydia Sharp, Editor Entangled Publishing

YA with a strong romantic element in any genre.

Lydia is currently looking for:   Her favorite stories have a brisk pace, crackling chemistry, witty banter, romantic moments that make you melt, a high stakes plot, characters that jump off the page, and a dramatic ending. She is especially interested in contemporary stories that utilize different cultures and unique settings. For fantasy and sci-fi, she prefers complex worldbuilding that plays a role in the conflict, not just there to be an interesting background. Lydia is not seeking paranormal, angels/demons, or ghost stories.

About Entangled: Entangled Publishing is an independent publisher of romantic fiction, in both the adult and young adult markets. Since its first release in July 2011, Entangled has published more than 1,200 titles, including the #8 bestselling book of 2012 by Jennifer Probst, The Marriage Bargain, as well as the blockbuster YA hit Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout which was recently signed for a major motion picture to begin production in the Spring of 2017. Entangled has since grown to thirteen imprints, with 57 titles appearing on the USA Today Bestsellers list and 17 titles on the New York Times Bestsellers list. Currently, Entangled releases approximately 20-35 titles per month in digital first format and 4 per month in simultaneous print and e formats.

To learn more about Entangled Publishing, visit their website: Entangled Publishing

 

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Heidi Shoham, Editorial Director of Indulgence and August Imprints, Entangled Publishing

Contemporary Romance, Category Romance

Heidi is currently looking for:  I’m specifically looking to grow the Indulgence imprint!

  • Alpha, multi-layered wealthy heroes, heroines who are likable and relatable, the everyday woman.
  •  Intense internal and external conflicts that are strong enough to carry the book all the way through!

I’m looking for fresh ideas and voices, twists and unique tellings of those favorite tropes. Secret baby/accidental pregnancy can be so good when done right! Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, ugly duckling, mistaken identity, forced proximity, all good. Hollywood and celebrities are a little tougher to sell.

I’m super excited to announce AUGUST, our new category romance imprint, where characters are a little more seasoned in life and love, launching in fall 2017!

Guidelines: •High-concept, trope-driven stories really strong on both conflict and emotion, with authentic dialogue and relatable and likable characters in their 30s and 40s with a little life experience under their belt •Word count of 45k – 65k. • I need strong conflict here, more than just an ex who burned them and gave them trust issues. I’m talking engaging meet-cutes, intense conflicts, and interesting characters who are relatable and layered.

Besides acquiring specifically for my two imprints, I’m also looking for the following imprint wide:

  • High-concept plots that grab me in one sentence.
  • Hot, erotic romance that’ll make me blush (Warning: it’ll take a lot )
  • Cowboys, cowboys, cowboys •Men in uniform/veterans/first responders
  • Shifters – especially wolves and bears, with that strong family/pack element to it •Angsty heroes with a snarky sense of humor (a la Dean Winchester).

About Heidi & Entangled: Heidi Shoham, editorial director of the Indulgence and August imprints, started working as an editor in the summer of 2007. Her BA in English Language and Literature certainly helps, but it’s been working with wonderfully talented authors and other editors that has taught her the most. When not working on edits, Heidi runs after her three lovely wildlings and cleans up after the world’s most energetic dog. She spends way too much time online—for research purposes, of course—and can be found on Twitter as @heidishoham and on Facebook as Heidi Shoham, where she rambles, and rants, and genuinely tries to make sense (although it might not always show)

Entangled Publishing is an independent publisher of romantic fiction, in both the adult and young adult markets. Since its first release in July 2011, Entangled has published more than 1,200 titles, including the #8 bestselling book of 2012 by Jennifer Probst, The Marriage Bargain, as well as the blockbuster YA hit Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout which was recently signed for a major motion picture to begin production in the Spring of 2017. Entangled has since grown to thirteen imprints, with 57 titles appearing on the USA Today Bestsellers list and 17 titles on the New York Times Bestsellers list. Currently, Entangled releases approximately 20-35 titles per month in digital first format and 4 per month in simultaneous print and e formats.

To learn more about Entangled Publishing, visit their website: Entangled Publishing

 

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Tera Cuskaden, Scorched Editorial Director,  Entangled Publishing

Erotic, specifically: menage, relatable heroines, alpha men, LGBTQ, diversity, royalty, and taboos

Tera is currently looking for:  She acquires across all lines of Entangled, she is particularly focused on acquiring for the Scorched imprint. She’s particularly interested in menage, relatable heroines, alpha men, LGBTQ, diversity, royalty, and taboos. Tera wants  super hot stories that while at an erotic heat level, also heavily focus on the romance. All stories must contain an HEA or HFN. She’s open to 1st and 3rd person, and  prefers dual POVs, though she’s not closed to single POVs. Tera is looking for lengths of 25k and above. She is also looking at all subgenres for Scorched, not just contemporary romance, though she loves contemporary! She’s a fan of Kristen Ashley, Maya Banks, Lorelei James, Tiffany Reisz, Sylvia Day, and Alexa Riley

About Tera & Entangled: Tera Cuskaden started working in publishing in 2005 as a reviewer and proofreader. She began working at Samhain Publishing in 2007 as an acquiring content editor and was promoted to Senior Editor of the Romance and Horror lines, also serving as the Art Department Coordinator. She has worked with many New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling authors, including Megan Hart, Shelli Stevens, Dana Marie Bell, and Cathryn Fox. Tera was also the first editor to hit the New York Times bestsellers list with a digital-only title.

When Tera isn’t editing or reading, she can be found wrangling her clowder of cats, traipsing around breweries and wineries with her romance hero of a husband, knitting all the things while binge-watching Netflix, and wishing she lived in Florida instead of Indiana.

Entangled Publishing is an independent publisher of romantic fiction, in both the adult and young adult markets. Since its first release in July 2011, Entangled has published more than 1,200 titles, including the #8 bestselling book of 2012 by Jennifer Probst, The Marriage Bargain, as well as the blockbuster YA hit Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout which was recently signed for a major motion picture to begin production in the Spring of 2017. Entangled has since grown to thirteen imprints, with 57 titles appearing on the USA Today Bestsellers list and 17 titles on the New York Times Bestsellers list. Currently, Entangled releases approximately 20-35 titles per month in digital first format and 4 per month in simultaneous print and e formats.

To learn more about Entangled Publishing, visit their website: Entangled Publishing

 

Tule Publishing

Historical Romance, Paranormal Romance, Fantasy Romance, Sexy and Sassy Texas Born

The editors at Tule are currently looking for:  Currently, we are particularly interested in stories that fit our Muse (historical, paranormal, and fantasy) and Texas Born imprints.  It is necessary that submissions to our romance imprints have a central romance plot with a happily-ever-after, or at least, a happy-for-now ending. We ask that for all imprints your stories fall within the categorized lengths below:

Short Novel: 45k – 60k words
Long Novel: 60k – 100k words
We will only look at novellas if they are part of a collection.

We are also very interested in stories with series potential.

As we are a digital-first publisher, we would like to work with authors who have a strong online presence and who are committed to promoting and marketing their work. We do work with debut authors but expect those authors to actively build their brand.

About Tule: At Tule Publishing, we value our commitment to the author. We are a publishing company founded by an author, for authors. We are interested in working with authors who know their brand and vis n, and are passionate about what they write. If this sounds like you, we want to hear from you. We accept both agented and unagented submissions that have not been previously published.

Learn more about Tule Publishing.

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Cheri Champagne, Acquisitions Manager, Pandamoon Publishing

Mystery, Thriller, Suspense, Historical Rom, Women’s Fic, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Horror, YA/NA, Adult

Cheri and Pandamoon are looking for:  Currently, Pandamoon is looking for mystery, thriller, suspense, historical romance, women’s fiction, science fiction, fantasy, and horror. We accept young adult (with a target age range of 16-18 years old), new adult, and adult fiction.

About Pandamoon: Founded in 2012, Pandamoon Publishing is an independent publisher headquartered in Austin, Texas. We focus on publishing quality and unique fiction works in the mystery/thriller/suspense, science fiction/fantasy, and women’s fiction genres, including their sub-genres. Many of our books have received multiple awards and achieved bestseller status and are distributed through Amazon, Apple iBooks, Kobo, and Ingram, as well as other eBook distributors and bookstores worldwide, including Barnes & Noble, Powell’s, and
Books-A-Million. Pandamoon Publishing is dedicated to growing good ideas into great reads…one book at a time.

Learn more about Pandamoon Publishing.

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PRIDE Publishing from the Totally Entwined Publishing Group

GLBT Fiction and Romance

PRIDE Publishing is looking for:  Pride Publishing is actively acquiring empowering, enchanting and endearing storylines that are sure to capture readers’ imaginations from start to finish. We’re looking for stories with lead characters who identify as GLBTQI.
10-100k word count per story. Series and serials will be also be considered..

About PRIDE Publishing from the Totally Entwined Publishing Group: We were established back in 2006 and we’ve been busy producing and supplying the very best fiction in the market ever since.
Our flagship publishing house, Totally Bound Publishing, has been offering romantic and erotic romance titles for eight years. With an author base of more than four hundred talented authors and a loyal reader base in the US and the UK and increasing around the world, we release up to ten brand-new and totally irresistible titles each week, and are growing at a fantastic pace.
The Totally Entwined Group is known for innovation, passion, publishing excellence and quality, and offers the best stimulation for the imagination.
The team at Totally Entwined provide a unique service to our authors and readers. We are a royalty paying, full-service Publisher. This means that there are no fees to the author to become published with us.
Brought together by a mutual love of outstanding fiction, we offer a mass of business experience in the form of editors, artists, marketers, IT technicians, international rights and support staff to meet all of your needs. We love what we do and are totally dedicated and committed to providing the best service that we can to our authors and our readers.
In 2016, the Totally Entwined Group became part of Bonnier Publishing, the fastest-growing major publisher in the UK, with group sales of £128m. It has divisions in both Australia and the USA with 525 employees worldwide. It is ultimately owned by Bonnier Books, a top 15 world publisher with global sales of £650m.

Learn more about the Totally Entwined Publishing Group and PRIDE Publishing

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Totally Bound Publishing from the Entwined Publishing Group

Erotic and Sweet Romance

Totally Bound Publishing is looking for:  Erotic Romance and Sweet Romance manuscripts between 10,000 and 100,000 words in the following genres:

Action/Adventure, Angels and Demons, Bondage/BDSM, Crime/Mystery, Comedy/Humour, Contemporary, Cowboy/Western, Dark Romance, Fantasy/Fairytales, Futuristic/Sci-fi, Gods/Goddesses, Historical, Horror, Men in Uniform, Rubenesque, Ménage-à-trois, Multicultural, Older Woman/Younger Man, Paranormal, Timetravel, Thriller, Suspense, Shapeshifters, Morphers, Vampires, Werewolves.

About Totally Bound Publishing from the Entwined Publishing Group: We were established back in 2006 and we’ve been busy producing and supplying the very best fiction in the market ever since.
Our flagship publishing house, Totally Bound Publishing, has been offering romantic and erotic romance titles for eight years. With an author base of more than four hundred talented authors and a loyal reader base in the US and the UK and increasing around the world, we release up to ten brand-new and totally irresistible titles each week, and are growing at a fantastic pace.
The Totally Entwined Group is known for innovation, passion, publishing excellence and quality, and offers the best stimulation for the imagination.
The team at Totally Entwined provide a unique service to our authors and readers. We are a royalty paying, full-service Publisher. This means that there are no fees to the author to become published with us.
Brought together by a mutual love of outstanding fiction, we offer a mass of business experience in the form of editors, artists, marketers, IT technicians, international rights and support staff to meet all of your needs. We love what we do and are totally dedicated and committed to providing the best service that we can to our authors and our readers.
In 2016, the Totally Entwined Group became part of Bonnier Publishing, the fastest-growing major publisher in the UK, with group sales of £128m. It has divisions in both Australia and the USA with 525 employees worldwide. It is ultimately owned by Bonnier Books, a top 15 world publisher with global sales of £650m.

Learn more about Entwined and Totally Bound Publishing

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Finch Publishing from the Entwined Publishing Group

Horror,  Contemporary Romance

Finch Publishing is looking for:  Specifically Horror and Contemporary Romance. We look for creative storytelling and original style.Ÿ We want you to weave inspiring, exciting and fun tales by creating strong, dynamic and intelligent characters that your readers will remember. Plot driven stories that illustrate the relationship between key characters. We want writers who have a unique and new approach and a writing style that sets them apart from the rest.

About Finch Publishing from the Entwined Publishing Group: We were established back in 2006 and we’ve been busy producing and supplying the very best fiction in the market ever since.
Our flagship publishing house, Totally Bound Publishing, has been offering romantic and erotic romance titles for eight years. With an author base of more than four hundred talented authors and a loyal reader base in the US and the UK and increasing around the world, we release up to ten brand-new and totally irresistible titles each week, and are growing at a fantastic pace.
The Totally Entwined Group is known for innovation, passion, publishing excellence and quality, and offers the best stimulation for the imagination.
The team at Totally Entwined provide a unique service to our authors and readers. We are a royalty paying, full-service Publisher. This means that there are no fees to the author to become published with us.
Brought together by a mutual love of outstanding fiction, we offer a mass of business experience in the form of editors, artists, marketers, IT technicians, international rights and support staff to meet all of your needs. We love what we do and are totally dedicated and committed to providing the best service that we can to our authors and our readers.
In 2016, the Totally Entwined Group became part of Bonnier Publishing, the fastest-growing major publisher in the UK, with group sales of £128m. It has divisions in both Australia and the USA with 525 employees worldwide. It is ultimately owned by Bonnier Books, a top 15 world publisher with global sales of £650m.

Learn more about Entwined and Finch Publishing

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