Thursday, April 1, 2010

13 Publishers of Paranormal Romance

Brenda's been doing a publishing series for us lately on her Thursday 13's but I thought it might be handy, for myself and for anyone writing romance novels with paranormal elements, to have a list of publishers of our subgenre handy! Here's 13 possibilities for your paranormal romance, your urban fantasy or your speculative romance (no agent required to submit a query). Note that these are not exclusively publishers of erotic romance, as that would be an entirely different list!

1) Avon Publishing: http://www.harpercollins.com/imprints/avon/SubmissionGuidelines.aspx
2) Carina Press: http://carinapress.com/submission-guidelines/
3) Cerridwen Press: http://www.jasminejade.com/t-writerscircle.aspx
4) Dorchester Publishing: http://www.dorchesterpub.com/Dorch/SubmissionGuidlines.cfm
5) Juno Books: http://www.juno-books.com/guidelines.html
6) Kensington Books: http://www.kensingtonbooks.com/finditem.cfm?itemid=14298
7) Luna Books (Harlequin/Silhouette imprint just for spec romance): http://www.eharlequin.com/articlepage.html?articleId=538&chapter=0
8) New American Library (NAL): http://us.penguingroup.com/static/pages/publishers/adult/nal.html
9) Nocturne: (Harlequin/Silhouette line just for para-romance): http://www.eharlequin.com/articlepage.html?articleId=538&chapter=0
10) Samhain Publishing: http://samhainpublishing.com/submissions
11) Sourcebooks, Inc:
http://www.sourcebooks.com/our-authors/romance-fiction-submission-guidelines.html
12) St. Martin's Press: http://www.stmartins.com/
13) Tor/Forge, in particular Tor Paranormal Romance: http://us.macmillan.com/Content.aspx?publisher=torforge&id=255

What publishers who take manuscripts that aren't necessarily erotic would you add to this list?

Jody W.
www.jodywallace.com * www.meankitty.com

7 comments:

  1. To answer your question: No clue :) But thanks for this!

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  2. This is pretty much it, as far as I can tell! Do you mind if I quote you for my talk tomorrow on trends in paranormal romance?

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  3. I don't mind at all if you quote me...it's a handy list!

    Jody W.

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  4. Ellora's Cave Publishing also accepts paranormal romances. They should be erotic romances, but they accept them and paranormals sell well for EC authors. At least they do for me.

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  5. There's Grand Central, but they don't take time-travels *pout*

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  6. Does Grand Central take unagented now, Lori? Cool!

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  7. Oops. Sorry. Missed the part about the list being for unagented submissions. No, GC will return an unagented query. But their editors judge a lot of contests and if you final, you might get a request. That's how I got my ms into St. Martin's.

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