Category Archives: Call for Submissions

Submission Call — Calling All Heroes (MM Erotic Romance Stories)

Call for Submissions: Score! Sports-Themed Gay Erotic Romance Stories

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Coming Home (Gay Erotic Romance Stories)

Deadline: February 28, 2017
Payment: 50% net royalties paid quarterly
Contract: 2 years exclusive, renewable

NOTE: This isn’t an anthology; the stories will be released as individual ebooks with unique covers.

There’s nothing quite like coming home to the people who love you. We’re looking for M/M romance and erotic romance novellas and novels with a homecoming theme. No, not the school dance — we want stories in which the main character returns home after an absence and finds true love waiting for him.

Maybe he’s like a prodigal son who left under bad terms. Or perhaps he left seeking something just out of reach, only to find what he’s always wanted closer than he thought. Is he coming home after making a name for himself out in the world? Or crawling back in defeat? Maybe tragedy (death of a family member) brings him home but tragedy is turned to joy with the help of a special someone.

Whatever his reasons, he heads home to claim — or discover — true love was right in front of him all along. These stories must be about men returning home and falling in love, whether with someone from their pasts or with someone new. Show us who, or what, brings him home again and what kind of welcome he receives.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

  • Stories must be between 12,000 words or longer
  • Stories must contain a romance — any heat level, from sweet to erotic
  • Romance must be MM or MMM ONLY
  • Stories must be contemporary
  • Adult stories only (no YA)

All stories submitted must adhere to the general guidelines found on our website. We do not consider multiple or simultaneous submissions. Reprints will be considered only if the author holds exclusive rights to republish.

HOW TO SUBMIT:

Send a blurb and the full manuscript to submissions@jms-books.com with “Coming Home” and the title of your story in the subject line. Include any author credentials you may have.

We will acknowledge receipt of your submission immediately, and make a decision on your story within 4 business days.

Call for Submissions — Love Wins (LGBT marriage stories)

Call for Submissions: Score! Sports-Themed Gay Erotic Romance Stories

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Love Wins (LGBT Erotic Romance Stories)

Deadline: December 31, 2016
Payment: 50% net royalties paid quarterly
Contract: 2 years exclusive, renewable

NOTE: This isn’t an anthology; the stories will be released as individual ebooks. They will have the same covers as the stories released in this series last year.

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. Last year our Love Wins series was very successful, but we know many authors missed out due to limited space on our release schedule. This year, we’re opening the series to anyone interested in submitting.

To celebrate the recent advances made in LGBT rights throughout the world, we’re looking for stories of men and women who finally get the chance to formally declare their love for each other. These stories need to focus on a wedding ceremony of some sort, but we’ll leave the details up to you.

TMaybe your couple has been together for fifty years and can now tie the knot, but one of them is getting cold feet. Or perhaps two men meet at someone else’s wedding and end up at their own. How about a bridesmaid who meets the girl of her dreams at the bridal shop when she goes for a fitting for her best friend’s wedding? Or maybe the wedding singer hits the perfect note with the caterer after the reception.

Whatever your scenario, make it sweet and sexy! Stories may include characters from other titles you’ve previously published with JMS Books.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

  • Stories must be between 12,000 to 38,000 words
  • Stories must contain a romance — any heat level, from sweet to erotic
  • Romance must be MM or FF ONLY
  • Stories must involve characters getting married or planning to marry
  • Stories must be contemporary
  • Adult stories only (no YA)

All stories submitted must adhere to the general guidelines found on our website. We do not consider multiple or simultaneous submissions. Reprints will be considered only if the author holds exclusive rights to republish.

HOW TO SUBMIT:

Send a blurb and the full manuscript to submissions@jms-books.com with “Love Wins” and the title of your story in the subject line. Include any author credentials you may have.

We will acknowledge receipt of your submission immediately, and make a decision on your story within 4 business days.

Call for Submissions: LGBT Holiday Stories

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: LGBT Holiday Stories

Deadline: September 30, 2016
Payment: 50% net royalties
Contract: 2 years exclusive, auto-renews

We are now looking for winter and holiday-themed stories for publication in November/December 2016.

All stories will have a unique cover and be released individually. This is NOT an anthology call and there is no upfront payment; authors will be paid quarterly on actual sales earned. If you haven’t published with us before, feel free to request a sample contract prior to submission.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

  • Stories must be between 12,000 words or longer
  • Stories must contain a romance — any heat level, from sweet to erotic
  • Romance must be MM, MMM, MMF, FF, or transgender ONLY
  • Stories must involve during a winter holiday (doesn’t have to be Christmas)
  • Stories may be any subgenre (contemporary, historical, paranormal, etc)
  • Stories must have a HEA or HFN ending
  • Adult stories only (no YA)

All stories submitted must adhere to the general guidelines found on our website. We do not consider multiple or simultaneous submissions. Reprints will be considered only if the author holds exclusive rights to republish.

HOW TO SUBMIT:

Send a blurb and the full manuscript to submissions@jms-books.com with “Holiday Submission” and the title of your story in the subject line. Include any author credentials you may have.

We will acknowledge receipt of your submission immediately, and make a decision on your story within 4 business days.

Call for Submissions: Score! Sports-Themed Gay Erotic Romance Stories

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Score!
(Sports-Themed Gay Erotic Romance)

Deadline: August 31, 2016
Payment: 50% net royalties paid quarterly
Contract: 2 years exclusive, renewable

Is there anything sexier than a sweaty athlete at the top of his game? How about two hot men facing off on opposing teams? Or letting off a little pent up aggression in the team’s locker room, or soaping each other up in the showers after practice?

Let’s face it, there’s something sinfully sexy about men who compete against each other in any sport, be it football, baseball, basketball, wrestling, or hockey. But the stories we’re looking for don’t need to be about traditional sports; you can write about archery, cricket, bowling, NASCAR, horseback riding, or gymnastics. Whatever the sport, we want to read about it!

Score! is all about men scoring both on — and off — the playing field. We want tales of gay men who win not only the game but the man of their dreams, too! From harmless flirting to hot sex, show us just how far some men will go to score big.

The stories in this line will each have a unique cover and be released individually. This is NOT an anthology call and there is no upfront payment; authors will be paid quarterly on actual sales earned. If you haven’t published with us before, feel free to request a sample contract prior to submission.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

  • Stories must be between 12,000 to 40,000 words
  • Stories must contain a romance — any heat level, from sweet to erotic
  • Romance must be MM or MMM ONLY
  • Stories must involve sportsmen falling in love (can be with another male athlete or athletes, a coach, a fan, etc)
  • Stories may be any subgenre (contemporary, historical, paranormal, etc)
  • Stories must have a HEA or HFN ending
  • Adult stories only (no YA)

All stories submitted must adhere to the general guidelines found on our website. We do not consider multiple or simultaneous submissions. Reprints will be considered only if the author holds exclusive rights to republish.

HOW TO SUBMIT:

Send a blurb and the full manuscript to submissions@jms-books.com with “Score!” and the title of your story in the subject line. Include any author credentials you may have.

We will acknowledge receipt of your submission immediately, and make a decision on your story within 4 business days.