How to Submit:
All queries should go to: email@example.com. Begin your subject line with QUERY: (title of manuscript).
We would love to see well-written, concise letters. Please include a brief description (pitch) of your work, a short bio, and any relevant writing experience--no longer than one page in length. If you can describe your story in three sentences or less, even better. Additionally, include the first three chapters in the body of the email. WE DO NOT OPEN UNSOLICITED ATTACHMENTS, so ensure the text is copy and pasted into the body of your email directly following your query letter.
We aim to respond to all inquiries within 6-8 weeks. Should you not hear from us, please wait until after 8 weeks have passed to either resubmit, or give us a gentle nudge.
We only accept digital queries, and manuscripts. If we request a full manuscript, the turn around time can be anywhere from a few weeks to 3 months, so please be patient. And again, feel free to give us nudge should this time frame expire.
What we want:
For Publication under our Children's Literature Imprint:
Middle grade fiction--all genres. We especially enjoy heartfelt stories involving friendship and siblings with plenty of humor, adventure, and magic. We love monsters and mysteries and mayhem.
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Open to well-written YA in most any genre, we will take a look.
WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING PICTURE BOOKS AT THIS TIME.
We particularly enjoy Sci-Fi, fantasy, horror, urban fantasy, and thrillers.
For publications under Heartstone Books
Send us all your romance from sweet contemporary to sizzlng erotica. We want it all. (Extra points if it's historical!) In the Erotica category, we are looking for heated stories, but ensure there is relationship and plot included. We will accept a collection of short stories in this category only.
NOTE: Absolutely no age play, beasitality, edge play, incent, necrophelia, or rape.
NOT A GOOD FIT:
We are most interested in popular (genre) fiction, so low-key, slower paced, or literary fiction is likely not a great fit.
We generally are not interested in memoir, or most non-fiction. However, there are always exceptions. If you have a completed non-fiction manuscript AND an established audience, and thing we would be a good fit, then please send contact us (via email) with your book premise, and information on your audience for further consideration and instructions.
If you do not know what a query letter is, or how to best write one, here is a great article to get you started.
For help formatting a manuscript, this article will get you on your way.
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We look forward to searching for our next author to cheer on!