Monday, October 17, 2011

Desert Breeze Publishing Seeking SF and SFR Submissions

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Desert Breeze Publishing is currently seeking submissions to fill
specifically our 2012 release schedule. Desert Breeze Publishing currently
releases books twice a month, and as of April 2012 we will release books
three times a month.

Desert Breeze Publishing is a royalty-paying publisher of romance in
electronic novel format, but are excited to announce we will be releasing
our top sellers in print in 2012. We publish from the sweet to the heated,
with the exclusion of erotica or erotic romance and GLBT/alternative
lifestyles. Our books are currently distributed through Amazon and Amazon
International affiliates for Kindle, Barnes and Noble, All Romance eBooks,
Kobo, and the Apple iBookstore for distribution in the United States,
Canada, Europe and Australia. All our Inspirational/Christian Romances are
available at Christianbooks.com.

Romance should be the prevailing theme of your manuscript, not romantic
elements. We are seeking manuscripts from novella length (between 25,000 and
35,000 words approximately) to super novel length (exceeding 100,000 words),
with a preference for novels between 55,000 and 80,000 words. We are more
than willing to accept queries on book series, and will consider a series
concept when at least one book is completed and the series has been
thoroughly formulated.

We are not seeking anything shorter than 25,000 words, with a strong
preference for manuscripts of at least 30,000 words.

We will review previously published manuscripts; however, proof of release
must be provided. We prefer to see some new material along with your
previously published manuscripts.

We are looking for submissions in all of the following romance sub-genres:
* Contemporary Romance
* Romantic Suspense
* Military-themed Romance
* Romantic Comedy/Humorous Romance
* Christian Romance
* Inspirational Romance
* Fantasy Romance
* Paranormal Romance
* Science Fiction/Futuristic/Speculative Fiction Romance
* Steampunk Romance
* Modern Cowboy Romance
* Historical Romance -- both prior to 1900 and 20th Century/Vintage
* Young Adult Romance in all genres
* Manuscripts with specific celebratory or holiday themes

And while we're actively seeking all genres, there are a few types of
submissions that would really excite us!

We are interested in expanding the scope of our Vintage/20th Century
category, stepping outside the most popular time period surrounding World
War II. An exceptional amount of change occurred in the 20th Century, and
our world was challenged in many ways. We would be interested in seeing
novels set around the Korean War or the Viet Nam Conflict, novels with
themes involving The Great Depression, the Space Race, the end of the Cold
War. There are so many possibilities.

We wish to promote the growth and expansion of the Sci Fi Rom/Futuristic
Romance/Speculative Fiction Romance genres by offering exceptional
character-driven novels and series offering appeal to the die hard sci fi
fan as well as the adventurous romance lovers. Sci Fi romance must be smart,
well planned, well thought out to build amazing worlds and possible futures
with strong characters and great character chemistry and development.

In the same vein, Steampunk (and all variations thereof, ie: Gaslight,
Diesel Punk, etc) is a genre in high demand.


We would like to see both single title -- as well as series -- romantic
suspense novels, especially with characters who serve in law enforcement,
civil service, or the military. And that's not just limited to the heroes.
We'd love to see books where the heroine is the one doing the saving and
protecting, or works beside the hero in an equal position.

We are actively seeking inspirational and Christian novels with a bit more
real world flair. It's not always easy being a Christian, and we would like
to see novels that express that.

If you are offering a manuscript with a specific celebratory or holiday
theme, please indicate this in your submission. It would be our goal, if
possible, to schedule your book release to coincide with whatever holiday
you focus on in your manuscript to optimize sales potential.

Full details on our submission guidelines and house preferences can be found
at our website:

http://stores.desertbreezepublishing.com/-strse-template/policy/Page.bok

Questions regarding submissions can be sent to:
EditorInChief@DesertBreezePublishing.com

We hope to hear from you soon!
Gail R. Delaney
Editor-In-Chief
Desert Breeze Publishing, Inc

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing this info, Pauline. It sounds like Desert Breeze is expanding, and the print publishing venture is especially exciting.

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