From the publisher
Torquere Press, the first GLBT Romance epublisher, is open to GLBT romance submissions in all categories. Click here for current open anthology and special calls. Torquere Press focuses on GLBT romance, exclusively. We publish all the sub-genres of romance — paranormal, contemporary, western, suspense, etc.. We do require a happy ending, whether that ending is happily ever after or happy for now.
We publish lengths from 3000 words and up. Our pricing structure is based solely on word count. All submissions to Torquere Press must adhere to the following guidelines or they will be discarded unread. All submissions must contain gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered characters. While works do not need to be graphic, they must contain romance and focus on the interaction between characters. Acceptance preference will be given to stories with fully realized romances and a high level of sensuality. All manuscripts must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org as an attachment in either .doc, .txt, or .rtf format. Length standards: Novel – 45,000 words and up Novella – 20-45,000 words Novelette – 10-20,000 words Short Stories – Under 10,000 words All submissions must -be spell checked and edited for grammar. -be single spaced with a space in between paragraphs. Indents at the beginning of paragraphs are not necessary. Any submissions with severe formatting problems (ie: blocks of text with no paragraph breaks, illegible fonts) will not be read. -labeled in subject line of email as a submission, and include the anthology name if applicable -include a word count and a brief synopsis of the work. -all spelling should be in American English -include a short bio of the author along with the author’s contact information.
Authors may use a pseudonym for their work, but we will need full legal names and contact information for contracts. All information will be kept in the strictest confidence. We are primarily looking for homoerotic stories in all genres. We are not looking for sex without characterization. Plotty, sensual character-driven novels are our focus. We are currently actively seeking menage stories (m/m/f) and sensual, sexy gay novels (m/m). We will not accept stories with underage (below the age of 18) romantic leads, or that contain rape for titillation or other gratuitous violence. We will not accept stories with bestiality (sex with animals occurring in natural life not including shapeshifters). We will also reject stories that are clearly a copyright infringement, including any that have been converted from fanfiction or that are based on TV shows, movies, or literary characters. While we appreciate experimental stories and a wide range of sexual practices, please no bodily functions such as scat etc.. Erotic horror is acceptable, but graphic sexual torture will be refused. We do accept multiple submissions. We do accept simultaneous submissions, however we require you to update us if there is any interest in your submission from another publisher or if it is accepted elsewhere. We are not currently seeking m/f/f romance.
Unsolicited manuscripts are accepted at any time. Please remember, however, that current projects take precedence, and while we will acknowledge all submissions in a timely manner, it may take some time for one of our editors to review your work. Please allow 3-8 weeks for a response. All accepted works will need to be provided to us as an electronic file, and please note we are now using electronic contracts.
Submission Guidelines: Submissions
Approximate Response Time 3-8 weeks
Year Founded: 2003
Online Submissions? Yes