Tuesday, August 21, 2012

16th SPOTLIGHT Pitch Your Dreams To - JMS BOOKS LLC

Marketing for Romance Writers.Org is excited to announce our annual “Write-place, Write-time” Submissions event scheduled for September 8th and 9th, 2012.

We have an amazing panel of Publishers and Editors ready to give YOU, aspiring authors or seasoned authors, an opportunity to “pitch your dreams” to a listening audience.

BUT…that ever tricky timing can be a slippery little rascal. So, for you - MFRW is providing a platform of:


“Write-place, Write-time”

Let's say you are on an elevator when...

...the publisher/editor of your dreams steps through the door. Your heart is pumping, your hands are clammy and you know you have a limited amount of time to tell this person about the next New York Times Best Seller for which you have just assigned those coveted words "the end".

MFRW brings you that elevator moment.

OUR SIXTEENTH SPOTLIGHT OF THE MANY PARTICIPATING PUBLISHERS/EDITORS: JMS BOOKS LLC


What We Accept:

JMS Books LLC accepts queer, literary, and popular fiction, including erotica, romance, young adult, and stories without erotic, romantic, or queer content. Stories must be between 5,000 and 100,000 words in length. We do not accept stories outside of this range.

Non-fiction submissions must be over 30,000 words in length. For non-fiction submissions, query first.

Stories don't need to contain graphic sex scenes or a romantic/sexual relationship between characters. If your story is erotic, there is no minimum sexual content requirement. Romance stories where sex is alluded to or described in literary terms are welcome. Stories without romantic or erotic content are also welcome.

We are looking for fresh, new voices in the following fiction genres:

ACTION/ADVENTURE
BDSM
CONTEMPORARY
FANTASY
GAY
HETEROSEXUAL
HISTORICAL
HORROR
HUMOR
INTERRACIAL
LESBIAN
MILITARY/WAR
MYSTERY/THRILLER
NON-FICTION
PARANORMAL
SCIENCE FICTION
TRANSGENDER
WESTERN
YOUNG ADULT

What We Don't Accept:

We publish what we like to read. Our tastes are broad, but we don't accept stories which portray GLBT characters or non-traditional sexualities negatively. We don't publish stories containing pedophilia, necrophilia, bestiality, incest, rape or nonconsensual sex, extreme fetishes, degradation, snuff, watersports, or scat.

We don't publish books with interior graphics, custom fonts, special formatting, or imbedded media. Stories cannot contain quoted song lyrics or quotes from movies or television shows. Any third-party quotes must be approved by JMS Books LLC and may be removed prior to publication if copyright infringement is suspected.

We no longer publish poetry. We don't accept previously published or self-published submissions, unless the story ONLY appeared in an anthology or collection and was not available as a stand-alone e-book. We don't accept novel excerpts or chapters as stand-alone e-book submissions.

SPECIFICALLY FOR YOUNG ADULT

QUEENTEEN PRESS

What We Accept:

Queerteen Press accepts all genres of queer, literary, and genre fiction suitable for a young adult audience. This means books whose main characters are between the ages of 12 and 21. Stories from new authors must be at least 30,000 words and no longer than 100,000 words in length.

Non-fiction submissions must be over 30,000 words in length. For non-fiction submissions, query first.

While we publish YA romance and understand sexual exploration is a part of growing up, we cannot accept any books with explicit sexual content for our Queerteen Press line. If you wish to submit an erotic story containing adult characters (over 18 years of age), please visit our parent site at JMS Books LLC for our submission guidelines.

We are looking for fresh, new voices in the following fiction YA genres:
ACTION/ADVENTURE
COMING OF AGE
CONTEMPORARY
FANTASY
HISTORICAL
HORROR
HUMOR
INTERRACIAL
MILITARY/WAR
MYSTERY/THRILLER
NON-FICTION
PARANORMAL
SCIENCE FICTION
WESTERN

While it isn't imperative that your story contain gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender characters, please realize our target audience is queer teens as well as parents, teachers, and librarians of such. If your YA book doesn't contain queer content, publishing with us may not allow it to reach the widest audience possible.

What We Don't Accept:

We publish what we like to read. We do not accept stories which portray GLBT characters or their sexuality negatively. We also do not publish any stories containing explicit sexual relationships, either between underage characters or between adults and children.


CLICK HERE!! For more information and detail to submit your manuscript to this publisher click here for further instruction on this event.