Traditional Publishing Submission Details and Genres
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In our Champagne Rose Line the reader here will find stories filled with sexual tension and passionate chemistry. Champagne Rose couples explore their relationship both emotionally and physically. Without exception we should close the book completely satisfied by the happy-ever-after ending.
WRP historical romances should have fresh, unique plots, strong conflict, and clear motivations and goals. Happily Ever After endings are required. Love scenes can range from sweet to hot but must not contain explicit words, graphic language, forced seduction, rape or drug use. Historical accuracy is a must. Characters must stay true to their era in actions and speech.
The Historical Division is comprised of many subgenres.
American Rose – These romantic stories are set in the US and celebrate America from the earliest Colonial times to the genteel days of the pre-war South to the reconstruction era, and the industrialization of the early twentieth century.
Cactus Rose – These romantic stories are set west of the Mississippi from the late 1860s to the end of the nineteenth century. Let your imagination roam free with cowboys, American Indians, lawmen, outlaws, fast guns, ranchers, and soiled doves.
Tea Rose – Romances set prior to 1900 and outside of the US, these stories feature Roman emperors, medieval knights, Italian counts, Caribbean pirates, Canadian Mounties, independent 1890s women, Vikings, Scottish Highlanders and of course, those elegant ladies and gentleman of the Ton.
Vintage Rose – The Titanic tragedy; the war to end all wars; the roaring twenties; WWII; the Gulf War; the 9/11 tragedy. Whether they’re home front stories, or overseas settings, Vintage Rose pays tribute to the 20th century.
We accept ALL genres (paranormal, historical, contemporary, fantasy, sci-fi, etc.) of erotica and erotic romance featuring both heterosexual and homosexual relationships. We are looking for fresh and unique but believable plots with strong conflict, clear motivations, and goals realistic to characters our readers can relate to. We want character driven stories with emotionally compelling and active writing. We are not looking for diaries, journals, poetry, or porn. We’re looking for stories rich in sexual content. Sex scenes should be graphically described, including narrative, action, and dialogue. Vocabulary can be explicit, but it doesn’t have to be. Please no flowery euphemisms.
Scarlet Rose will consider manuscripts as short as 5,000 words.