Submission Call — Music of the Heart (LGBTQ Romance Stories)


Music of the Heart (LGBTQ Romance)

Deadline: November 30, 2017
Payment: 50% net royalties from all channels, to be paid quarterly
Contract: 2 years exclusive, auto-renews

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

For this submissions call, we’re looking for sexy romance and erotic romance LGBTQ stories in which music plays a major part in the characters’ lives. These stories can be about concerts, rock stars, band members, nightclub singers, radio DJs, singing contests, barbershop quartets, dancers, performers in a choir or orchestra or chorus or musical … you get the drift!

Basically these stories are about characters who find a common passion in music … and each other.

The story can contain any LGBTQ pairing in any subgenre, but the main characters must be involved in a romance (sweet or erotic) and music must be an integral part of the story. Stories by #ownvoices authors are welcome, but ultimately we’re looking for fictional stories and not memoirs (even fictionalized ones).

The books will NOT be released as an anthology, 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.


  • Stories must be between 12,000 words or longer
  • Stories must contain a romance — any heat level, from sweet to erotic
  • Romantic pairing must be LGBTQ (including but not limited to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, asexual, and pansexual)
  • Music must be an integral part of the story
  • 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.


Please follow our submission guidelines on our site to submit the story. Submissions over 40,000 words must include a chapter-by-chapter synopsis.

We will acknowledge submissions within 1 day and have a response to you within 4 business days.