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NineStar Press

NineStar Press, Ltd., an innovative, full-service publisher of LGBTQA romance fiction, literary novels, and erotica shorts.

We pay 40% royalty on list price for any books sold through our website. For third-party vendor sales, we pay 40% net—the list price minus vendor fees. For print books, we pay 12% of the actual cover price, less returns.

We ask for 2 years rights for print, ebook, and audio. If we haven't used the print right within 1 year of the ebook publication, that right automatically reverts back to the author.

For romance:
Length: 12-120k words.
Heat: Sweet (no sex or "fade-to-black") through to fully erotic.
Content: The story must have an LGBTQA romance running through it. Both HEA and HFN accepted.
Genre: Currently seeking works in the following genres—contemporary, paranormal, romantic suspense, sci-fi & fantasy, horror/thriller, crime, BDSM, historical, cowboy/western, New Adult/college.

For erotica:
Length: 5-12k words.
Heat: Super hot. Scorching.
Content: Must be focused on LGBTQA characters. Romance isn't necessary. Lust/sexual tension definitely is. Strong payoff.
Genre: All genres and kinks considered other than those listed in the "what we don't accept" section below.

For literary novels:
Length: 45-120k words.
Heat: If applicable, sex scenes of any heat level are fine, provided they serve the story.
Content: Must have an LGBTQA main character. Romance plots aren't necessary. We're particularly interested in well-crafted stories about trans, ace, aro, nonbinary, and genderfluid characters.
Genre: All considered.

Standalones, series & serials all considered across the board. Serials must have a defined ending in each instalment.

Previously published or self-published books are considered. Authors with orphaned books after the folding of a publishing company are encouraged to submit. You must own all rights to the story.

What we don't accept:
- Pedophilia
- Necrophilia (doesn't apply to vamps, zombies and any other kind of "undead"—they're a-okay with us!)
- Incest (step relations are considered)
- Bestiality (doesn't apply to shifters or most sci-fi & fantasy creatures with human forms)

Special Call for Seasonal Stories!

In addition to our regular submissions request, we're also currently on the lookout for seasonal stories for the holidays/winter release period.

These stories must have a winter or Christmas/holiday theme. Any genre, any category, and within the word count length parameters stipulated in our general guidelines. Please put "Seasonal Submission: [Title], [Author Name]" in the subject line and follow all other guidelines as stated above.

What to do:

Send an email to with the following:

Subject line: SUBMISSION: [Title], [Author Name]

Email body:
- Category (romance fiction, literary novel, erotica short)
- Genre
- Pairing (eg. MM, FF, MMF, etc) and/or any relevant info such as trans characters, ace, genderfluid, etc.
- Length
- If it's previously published or previously self-published
- A short description of the story (three paragraphs max)
- Previous credits, if any

- The entire manuscript as ONE document -- none of this one-chapter-per-doc awkwardness. We don't care if you use Courier, Calibri or Comic Sans. Same goes for font size, margins, headers. You do you. It's all stuff we can change with just a click or two.
- If the book is 30k+ words, a short synopsis

You will receive an autoresponse saying we've received the submission. After that, please allow up to 4 weeks for a full response.

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