Please select the imprint which best suits your submission below.

  • Entangled Select (adult single title)
  • Entangled TEEN (young adult single title)
  • Embrace (new adult single title and category romance)
  • Scorched (single-title and serialized erotic romance)
  • Brazen, Lovestruck, Bliss, Indulgence (adult contemporary category romance - see specific guidelines)
  • Teen Crush (contemporary YA category romance)
  • Teen Crave (paranormal/sci-fi/fantasy YA category romance)
  • Ignite (suspenseful category romance)
  • Scandalous (historical category romance)
  • Covet (paranormal category romance)

Certain titles will be offered as simultaneous print and digital releases, with print royalties that begin at 7.5% of cover price. Simultaneous print and digital releases receive 20% of cover price on ebooks. All digital-first releases receive up to 35% of cover price on ebooks.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Submit to only ONE imprint per title. We will move the submission if it would be better for another imprint.
  • If you are responding to a pitch contest or interest from a conference, please note this in your query letter.
  • Please address your query letter to the specific editor you're interested in working with or "Dear Editor" for general interest. General submissions receive equal attention as those directed to a particular person. You may also make use of the ATTN box to query a specific editor.
  • Entangled authors and well-established/bestselling authors are welcome to submit proposal packages (query letter, synopsis, first 3 chapters). For all other authors, please submit the full manuscript with your query letter.

ALL SUBMISSIONS RECEIVE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING DECISIONS WITHIN SIXTY DAYS:

  • REJECTION
  • REVISE & RESUBMIT
  • REQUEST TO TAKE TO BOARD OF ACQUISITIONS

   

The devilishly handsome guy next door. The rugged fireman who shops at the corner store. The bartender with the amazing dimples... Ahh. Romance is in the air at Bliss with fun, fresh, flirty stories of modern women and every-day men finding their happily ever after in sweetest of places. 

Specifically, we want:

•   Proven category tropes such as mistaken identity, revenge, fake relationship, older brother’s best friend, enemies-to-lovers, best friends-to-lovers, bait and switch, marriage of convenience, opposites attract, etc.

•   Sexy, every-day heroes like firemen, cowboys, bartenders, military men, cops, etc. The kind of men from small towns you wish you could find closer to home. Beta heroes are just as welcome as Alpha heroes.

•   Romance as the primary plot— secondary characters such as parents, friends, siblings, or children can, and should, reinforce the hero and heroine’s journey, but shouldn’t overshadow their story. Bliss stories should include side characters such as family members, if the story calls for it. And a vibrant cast of townspeople is always appreciated as well!

•   POV should be split 50/50 between the hero and heroine. 3rd person POV is preferred, but we will consider 1st person POV.

•   Small-town setting—whether it’s a vineyard in California, a ranch in Montana, or a pub in England, the setting should be somewhere outside of a city. The community/setting should be a part of the story. Think the town of Bluebell in Hart of Dixie or Stars Hollow in Gilmore Girls.

•   Clean heat level. Bliss books have lots of sexual tension, but closed-door (or no) sex scenes. 

•   Unique voices in the vein of Catherine Bybee, Susan Mallery, Suzanne Elizabeth Phillips, Robyn Carr, Jill Shalvis.

Movies that inspire us: Sweet Home Alabama, The Holiday, While You Were Sleeping, The Proposal   


Having trouble deciding which imprint to submit your story?

The differences between Lovestruck and Bliss are: tone and setting. Bliss romances take place in small towns, include family and friends, and a flirty tone. Lovestruck stories are focused on finding love in more urban settings, the tone is edgier, and the heat level is higher.

The difference between Indulgence and Bliss is the hero. Indulgence heroes are fantasy men who have wealth and power and know how to wield it. Bliss heroes are the guys you meet in real life. Indulgence heroes are always alpha—Bliss heroes can be alpha, but beta is great, too!

The difference between Brazen and Bliss is heat! In Brazen, the sexual interaction is the gravitational force that brings the characters to true love. In a Bliss, the sexual attraction is not the focus, but rather a result. Bliss has closed-door sex scenes.


The fine print:

•   Manuscripts should be between 45k-65K words in length. Unless you are an established category romance author querying on proposal, manuscripts must be complete prior to submission. Proposals should include at least the first two chapters.

•   Novellas 15-40k are accepted.

•   Revised backlist titles will be considered on a case by case basis.

•   We accept both agented and unagented submissions at this time.

Brazen, our fun and sexy category-style contemporary romance imprint, blends bright new voices, memorable characters, and twists on familiar tropes with high heat levels, allowing readers to enjoy the more seductive side of modern romance. Whether they’re witty and playful, or lush and intense, our books are always fun, fast-paced, and dialogue-heavy. 

If you like your heroes hot, the sex hotter, and a swoon-worthy romance to swoop in and deliver a happily ever after, Brazen has the story for you!

 

Specifically, we want:

  • Proven category tropes such as fake relationship, bait and switch, wrong bed, best friends-to-lovers, fish out of water, older brother's best friend, enemies-to-lovers, mistaken identity, revenge, one-night-stand, sexy protectors, opposites attract, boardroom romance, matchmaker, etc.  
  • Compelling stories with a high heat level. Brazen books are fun, sexy, and emotionally satisfying. In addition to scintillating sexual tension, we want to see explicit love scenes organic to the story's characters. If you can make us laugh AND cry, you’ve got our attention! 
  • Sexy, capable heroes, typically in their mid-20s to early-30s, paired with spunky and/or sweet heroines. As the quote goes, "You know what's sexier than a bad boy? A badass man that has his shit together." Think small town-boys-done-good, tattooed anti-heroes, cowboys, athletes, military (current and former), firefighters, cops, sexy nerds, guys that own their own business, and CEOs. Dirty talkers not required. 
  • Diversity. In addition to traditional M/F romance, we’re open to M/M and F/F category romance. Multicultural characters are welcome.
  • POV should be split 50/50 between the hero and heroine. Both 1st and 3rd person POV are welcome.
  • A note about suspense. We love sexy cops and private security heroes, but suspenseful stories are better suited to Ignite. They love steamy books just as much as we do!
  • Authors with voices we love: Gina L. Maxwell, Tessa Bailey, Samanthe Beck, Laura Kaye, Elle Kennedy, Christine Bell, Cari Quinn, Katee Robert, Joya Ryan, Sara Jane Stone, and Megan Erickson.
 
The fine print:

  • Manuscripts should be between 45k-60K words in length. We consider novellas on a case by case basis, especially when tied to existing Brazen series or part of a specific call for submissions.
  • Unless you are an established category romance author querying on proposal, manuscripts should be complete and polished prior to submission.
  • Revised backlist titles will be considered on a case by case basis.
  • We accept both agented and unagented submissions at this time.

Embrace, Entangled's new adult imprint, is seeking fresh, strong voices that capture the emotions and complexities of characters straddling the line between high school and the adult world of work and family. Our ideal protagonists are 18-24 years old, and still finding their way to adulthood, separating from their parents, heading off to college, and/or experiencing full-time employment for the first time, all the while searching for love. We are looking for books told from the point of view of the emerging adult, defining a critical period of decision making and growth.

Embrace is looking for engaging voice and bold, fresh stories in the following genres:

  • Contemporary
  • Suspense/Thrillers
  • Near-future science fiction with social undercurrents
  • Historical 
  • Fantasy
  • Paranormal

Submission Guidelines:

  • 40K – 100K words in length
  • a strong romantic subplot is a must
  • M/F, M/M, and F/F are all welcome, and we’d love to see diverse characters.
  • Heat levels ranging from sweet to sultry
  • POV may be single or dual, 1st person or 3rd person
  • We accept both agented and unagented submissions

Include the following in your submission package:

  • a one-page query letter indicating genre, title, word count, a brief blurb about the book, and writing credentials with links to your social media presence
  • a 1-3 page synopsis, if you have one
  • the full manuscript
  • Ignite, Entangled’s sexy category romantic suspense imprint, pairs smart, resourceful heroines with romance's hottest heroes, burning up the pages with the rush of adrenaline and sizzling attraction. Our books contain twists on classic tropes, bold voices, and compelling stories that draw readers into a page-turning world of romance and intrigue.  

    Put a match to your emotions. Set fire to your senses. Ignite your passions.

    Specifically, we want to see:

    • 25-65k word novels and novellas. All books, including series, must able to stand alone, and feature a HEA ending.
    • Proven tropes such as tortured hero, protector, bad boy/good girl, revenge, forbidden love, mistaken identity, forced proximity, intimate strangers, enemies to lovers, best friends to lovers, and reluctant partners in justice—or crime. We prefer at least three tropes in each full-length story.
    • Stories that focus on the romance. We prefer a 70/30 romance to suspense ratio with the hero and heroine on the page together at least 85% of the time, but suspense must be vital to the plot. If you were to remove suspense, there would be no story.
    • Confident, sexy heroes and the kickass heroines who go toe-to-toe with them. We're particularly interested in heroes who are current and former spec-ops/military, FBI/CIA agents, law enforcement, and cowboys.
    • High heat levels. We do not publish erotica or straight erotic romance (see trope requirements above), but explicit sex scenes and erotic elements/kinks organic to the characters’ sexual tastes are welcome.
    • POV should be split 50/50 between the hero and heroine. 3rd person POV is preferred. In rare instances, we will consider the addition of your villain's POV.
    • Tone can be anything from dark and sexy to snarky and fun.
    • Voices we love: Linda Bond, Naima Simone, Dee Tenorio, Avery Flynn, and Tonya Burrows.
    • We are not considering backlist or previously published work at this time.
    • We accept both agented and unagented submissions.

    At the heart of every Indulgence is the ultimate fantasy hero that women dream about. The kind of man who knows how to wield the power and wealth he possesses. Our stories are active, fast-paced, and dialogue-heavy, using timeless, classic romance tropes to drive the story.

    Powerful heroes. Passionate romance. That’s Indulgence.

    Specifically, we want:

    • Proven category tropes such as matchmakers, ugly duckling, friends to lovers, revenge, blackmail, enemies to lovers, mistaken identity. We use three tropes per story.
    • Stories featuring alpha heroes and the confident women (or men!) who love them.
    • Stories must focus on the hero and heroine alone; no secondary characters as main characters with their own POV.
    • POV should be split 50/50 between the hero and heroine. 3rd person POV is preferred.
    • Strong conflict. Cannot be stressed enough. What is keeping these two apart and how do they overcome the obstacles? Please have clear and convincing GMC for hero and heroine.
    • The sensuality level can be mild to scintillating.
    • Unsure whether you've written an Indulgence, a Lovestruck, or a Brazen? Indulgence heroes are fantasy men who know how to wield the power and wealth they possess. Lovestruck focuses on modern men and women finding love in unexpected places. Brazen stories are driven by the hero and heroine's physical relationship.
    • Manuscripts must be 45-60K words in length.
    • Authors who are willing to edit and work with us in a collaborative process to make the manuscript the best it can be.
    • We accept both agented and unagented submissions.

    Fall in love with the possibilities…

    Find love where you least expect it with Lovestruck, Entangled’s romantic comedy imprint. Our focus is on memorable, oftentimes hilarious “meet-cutes” between strangers, a strong romantic connection, and satisfying endings that leave readers smitten. We are looking for fresh voices, witty dialogue, and the familiar tropes readers love in category romance. 


    Specifically, we would like to see:

    • Romantic comedies are what we do best. We like our stories to be lively, playful, and sensual, beginning with an unexpected “meet-cute” and ending with a swoon-worthy close.
    • Tropes! Think fake relationship, best friends-to-lovers, bait and switch, fish out of water, ugly duckling, older brother’s best friend, mistaken identity, enemies-to-lovers, matchmaker, sexy protectors, opposites attract, boardroom romance, etc. 
    • Romance. Lovestrucks are driven by the hero and heroine’s connection—their meeting may have been coincidental (or accidental!), but there’s no denying the romance sparking between them. We want to be invested in their love story, drowning in all the feels with each turn of the page.
    • Realistic heroes. Typically in their late-20s to mid-30s, Lovestruck heroes are self-assured and successful at what they do. The kind of guys women hope they’ll run into at the grocery store.
    • Our heroines are intelligent, relatable women in their mid- to late-20s meeting the future love of their life in unusual, often hilariously unexpected ways.
    • Diversity. In addition to traditional M/F romance, we’re open to M/M and F/F category romance. Multicultural characters are welcome.
    • POV should be split 50/50 between the hero and heroine. 3rd person POV is preferred, but we will consider 1st person POV.
    • Moderate to high heat level. We prefer to keep the door open when the hanky panky begins!
    • Voices we love: Rachel Gibson, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Jennifer Crusie, Samanthe Beck, Marissa Clarke, Sarah Ballance, Kira Archer, Stefanie London, and Shannon Stacey.
    • Movies that inspire us: The Proposal, Leap Year, Two Night Stand, Friends with Benefits, Only You, and Never Been Kissed (all with a little more heat!).

    The fine print:
    • Manuscripts should be between 45k-60K words in length. We consider novellas on a case by case basis, especially when tied to existing Lovestruck series or part of a specific call for submissions.
    • Unless you are an established category romance author querying on proposal, manuscripts must be complete prior to submission.
    • Revised backlist titles are considered on a very limited case by case basis.
    • We accept both agented and unagented submissions at this time.
    Find love in unexpected places next holiday season! 

    Lovestruck is actively acquiring stories in which the couple meets via an unusual, chance encounter during the holidays.

    Christmas: Mistletoe mishap? Ugly sweater singles party gone wrong? Secret Santa seduction? Stranded on the way to Grandma’s house Christmas Eve? Soup kitchen chaos?

    New Year's Eve: Is your hero a firefighter who rescues a woman trapped in an elevator minutes before midnight? Or perhaps your shy heroine makes the trek to Times Square intending to kiss a handsome stranger to ring in the new year, and does...on national television? Maybe your heroine was forced on a blind date with the friend of a friend, but instead finds herself in a limo with the hero and his four bachelor-party buddies?

    The possibilities are endless on Lovestruck!

    IMPRINT GUIDELINES 
    • Romantic comedies are what we do best. We like our stories to be lively, playful, and sensual, beginning with an unexpected “meet-cute” and ending with a swoon-worthy close.
    • Chance meetings. Lovestruck is all about finding love in unexpected places, so have fun with the set-up! We love memorable, oftentimes hilarious “meet-cutes” between strangers, and the sizzling sexual tension that follows.

    • Realistic men. Typically in their early- to mid-30s, Lovestruck heroes are self-assured and successful at what they do. The kind of guys women hope they’ll run into at the grocery store.
    • Intelligent, modern women. Typically in their mid- to late-20s.
    • Diversity. In addition to traditional M/F romance, we’re open to M/M and F/F category romance. 
    • POV should be split 50/50 between the two protagonists. 3rd person POV is preferred, but we will consider 1st person POV.

    • Moderate heat level. We prefer to keep the door open when the hanky panky begins!

    • Tropes! In category romance, tropes drive the story. Think mistaken identity, fish out of water, ugly duckling, older brother’s best friend, enemies-to-lovers, best friends-to-lovers, bait and switch, matchmaker, sexy protectors, opposites attract, boardroom romance, etc. Bonus points if you combine a few of them into one story!

    • Authors with voices we love: Samanthe Beck, Tawna Fenske, Maggie Kelley, Nicolette Day, Kira Archer, Sarah Ballance.
     
    SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
    • Manuscripts should be between 50-60K words in length. Novellas are considered on a case by case basis - usually when proposed as part of a full-length series.

    • Current submission policy states that unless you are an established category romance author querying on proposal, manuscripts should be complete and polished prior to submission. For this call, specifically, we will consider proposals (query, 1-3 page synopsis, plus sample chapters) meant to gauge our interest, but we may not extend an offer until the manuscript is complete.

    • We accept both agented and unagented submissions.

    • Full manuscripts must be turned in no later than February 1st, 2017 to be considered for a Fall/Winter 2017 release. Submissions that do not meet that deadline will be considered for next year's list. 

    LovestruckEntangled’s fun and flirty category romance imprint, explores the endless possibilities in finding love where you least expect it. If you love memorable “meet-cutes,” sizzling sexual tension, and endings that leave you smitten, Lovestruck has a title for you!

    Scandalous is a historical category romance imprint of Entangled Publishing. Historical doesn’t mean antiquated! Passion and romance are exciting in any era. And torrid love affairs are even more illicit when social mores forbid the entanglement. These stories are bold, sexy, and heartfelt, and can be funny, action-packed, mysterious, dramatic. But above all...scandalous.

     

    Specifically, we want:

    ·       Proven category tropes. Marriage of convenience, spinster/wallflower, governess, compromised, rake, enemies to lovers, fake engagement, etc.

    ·       Strong Heroes. Stories that feature an alpha male, whether he be royalty, titled, a military hero, a highlander, Viking, club owner...you name it. Dukes, Lairds, Vikings—these are the original alpha men.

    ·       Romance as the primary plot. Stories focused on the heroine and hero falling in love. The pair should be together on page for the majority of the story.

    ·       POV should be split 50/50 between the hero and heroine. 3rd person POV is preferred, but we will consider 1st person POV.

    ·       Strong conflict. What is keeping these two apart and how do they overcome the obstacles?

    ·       Sensual stories. Closed door scenes are acceptable, but sexual tension must be tight throughout.

    ·       Time periods: Through WWII. Victorian and Regency preferred.

    ·       Heroines who are age 17+, confident, and can be unconventional (a scientist, for example).

    ·       Unique voices in the vein of Tessa Dare, Suzanne Enoch, Lorraine Heath, Meredith Duran, Lisa Kleypas.

     

    The fine print:

    ·       Time travel welcome but alternate/manipulation of history cannot be the focal point

    ·       Manuscripts must be 45-65K words in length. Novellas will be considered from 15-30k.

    ·       Revised backlist titles will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

    ·       We accept agented and un-agented submissions.

     

    Of Particular interest at this time:

    ·       Stories set in the Scottish Highlands

    ·       Heroes who are rakes/scoundrels

    ·       Mail-order bride romances

    ·       Series based around a group of friends, sisters, or brothers

    ·       Multi-cultural and racially diverse protagonists.

    ·       Love is love—gay protagonists are welcome. The heat level qualifications are the same as for heterosexual romance and the story must focus on the characters falling in love, not the erotic content of their sex scenes

    Scorched, Entangled's exclusive new erotic romance imprint, delivers the high-quality love stories and memorable characters readers expect from Entangled, but at much higher heat levels. 
     

    GUIDELINES
    • Word Count. 15k - 45k novellas, serialized novels packaged in 15k - 30k episodes, and 45k - 65k novels.  

    • Heat Level. Nuclear. Engage the reader's senses and leaving them tingling! We expect sex scenes to be fully-realized and hot. Language and kinks not typically allowed on other Entangled imprints are welcome here. 

    • Characters. 18+. M/F, M/M, F/F, and menage. Scorched is interested in a variety of couplings, from one main sexual partner, to couples who occasionally invite others to join in on the fun, to multiple love interests partaking in one relationship. 

    • Genres. We accept all subgenres of romance. Contemporary, historical, and sci-fi are of particular interest. Paranormal is also welcome.

    • Voice. Voices should be engaging, up-tempo, and fresh. 1st or 3rd person, single or dual POV...it's all welcome! We'd especially love to see 1st person manuscripts in either single or dual POV.  

    • HEA or HFN? Happily Ever Afters are not required, though we need to see at least a Happy For Now. 

    KINKS WE WILL NOT ACQUIRE 

    While we love taboo story lines, we're not interested in the following:

    • Age play. Specifically, we are not interested in the D/lg vibe.
    • Beastiality. Steamy shifter sex (in human form) is welcome.
    • Edge play. Including, but not limited to, blood, breath, scat/urine, knife, and gun. If it's not safe, we're not interested. 
    • Incest. No blood relatives, please. We do, however, accept stepsiblings, and inlaws. 
    • Necrophelia. Not even with zombies. Sorry! 
    • Rape as titillation. We will consider couples engaging in consensual, responsible rape fantasy.

    SUBMISSION OPTIONS
    • Full Manuscript. A query plus the full manuscript is requested if you're not a current Entangled author or a well-established bestseller in the erotic romance genre.
    • Proposal Package: If we've already had the pleasure of working with you or you're a bestselling erotic romance author, you're welcome to submit a proposal package. This should include a query letter, synopsis, and the first three chapters of the book.

    Entangled TEEN, our young adult imprint, utilizes both digital-first and traditional publishing models to deliver the swoonworthy young adult romances readers crave to online and brick-and-mortar bookstores near you. Whether they’re dark and angsty or fun and sassy, contemporary, fantastical, or futuristic, TEEN has exactly what teen (and teen at heart!) readers want. We are seeking fresh voices with interesting twists on popular genres.

    We consider novels in the following subgenres of romantic fiction:

    • Contemporary
    • Upper YA (16-19 year old protags) that will appeal to crossover audiences
    • Historical
    • Romantic Thrillers
    • Science Fiction
    • Paranormal and Urban Fantasy
    • Fantasy

     
    Guidelines:

    • All submissions must have strong romantic elements.
    • YA novels should be 50k to 100k words in length.
    • In addition to traditional M/F romance, we're open to M/M and F/F category romance. Multicultural characters are welcome!
    • Revised backlist titles will be considered on a case by case basis.
    • We accept both agented and unagented submissions.

    Crush, one of Entangled’s first teen category romance imprints, is all about engaging, irresistible first-love stories set during the characters’ teen years. We specialize in heart-stopping feelings and never-ending drama, ranging from funny to emotional, flirty to dark.

    Whether set in the halls of a high school, beach resort, or studying abroad, and whether it features a girl falling for her brother’s best friend next door, a forbidden summer camp romance, or a nerd pretending to date the star quarterback, our teen category romances will leave you grinning…and in love with your next book crush!    

    Specifically, we are looking for:

    • Contemporary, modern romances featuring characters that are 16-18 years old.
    • Stories that are 45-60k words in length. We will consider novellas if they are tied to an existing Crush series or are a prequel to another Entangled series.

    • Trope-driven stories with at least one strong primary trope and two more secondary tropes. Think boy/girl next door, ugly duckling, opposites attract, wrong side of the tracks, best friends to lovers, enemies to lovers, mistaken identity, etc. 

    • Stories must follow the traditional category story arc and be focused on the romance. High conflict and high tension are a must!

    • Dual point of view. First or third-person points of view are welcome.

    • M/F, M/M, and F/F are all welcome, and we’d love to see diverse characters

    • Sex is allowed in the stories, but nothing graphic. Heat level can range from sweet to suggestive.

    • Tone can be anything from light and funny to heavy and dark, though we particularly love stories that can be both.

    • Crush-esque authors we love: Jennifer Echols, Simone Elkeles, Mandy Hubbard, Katie McGarry, Miranda Kenneally, Elizabeth Scott, Susane Colasanti

    • Pop culture teen romances we love: Pacey/Joey (Dawson’s Creek), Kat/Patrick (10 Things I Hate About You), Kurt/Blaine (Glee), Hannah/Caleb (Pretty Little Liars), Baby/Johnny (Dirty Dancing), Lloyd/Diane (Say Anything), Laney/Zack (She’s All That), Logan/Veronica (Veronica Mars)    

    • We accept both agented and unagented submissions. 

    Crave, one of Entangled’s first teen category romance imprints, is all about engaging, irresistible first-love stories set during the characters’ teen years—with an out-of-this-world, trope-driven bend. Did you love Twilight but wish it were focused solely on Bella and Edward’s romance? Crave is for you. 

    We are looking for teen romances that follow the traditional category romance format. From funny to emotional, flirty to dark, here at Crave, we know that the teen years are rife with heart-stopping feelings and never-ending drama. And whether set in outer space, a dystopian future, or a world where paranormal creatures are real, our teen category romances will leave you grinning…and craving more.

     

    Specifically, we are looking for:

    • Sci-fi, paranormal, fantasy, dystopian, steampunk, biopunk, and cyberpunk romances featuring characters that are 16-18 years old.
    • Stories that are 45-60k words in length. We will consider novellas if they are tied to an existing Crave series or are a prequel to another Entangled series.

    • Trope-driven stories with at least one strong primary trope and two more secondary tropes. Think boy/girl next door, ugly duckling, opposites attract, wrong side of the tracks, best friends to lovers, enemies to lovers, mistaken identity, etc. 

    • Stories must follow the traditional category story arc and be focused on the romance. High conflict and high tension are a must!

    • Dual point of view. First or third-person points of view are welcome.

    • M/F, M/M, and F/F are all welcome, and we’d love to see diverse characters. 

    • Sex is allowed in the stories, but nothing graphic. Heat level can range from sweet to suggestive.

    • Tone can be anything from light and funny to heavy and dark, though we particularly love stories that can be both.

    • Crave-esque authors we love: Jennifer L. Armentrout, Stephenie Meyer, Maggie Stiefvater, Melissa Landers, Tahereh Mafi, Gail Carriger, Marissa Meyer

    • Pop culture teen romances we love: Buffy/Angel (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Damon/Elena (The Vampire Diaries), Scott/Allison (Teen Wolf), Clark/Lana (Smallville), Liz/Max (Roswell)

    • We accept both agented and unagented submissions.  

    Select Contemporary, our single-title contemporary romance imprint, delivers multi-layered romances full of emotion, rich settings, and subplots. Whether scintillating or sweet, Select Contemporary combines great stories, authentic characters, and fresh voices to provide a moving experience readers can savor.

       

    Specifically, we want to see:

    • High-concept books. Stories that can grab a reader with a one-line description.
    • Sexy heroes that are a step up from the average Joe. If he’s a cop, make him the sheriff/chief. If he’s a mechanic, make him the owner of his own shop. We’re looking for confident, competent, and honorable men, whether they be blue- or white-collar heroes. 
    • Likable, relatable, everyday heroines who aren’t pushovers.
    • Heat level. Anything from closed-door romance to steamy sex scenes are welcome, but if the heat level crosses over into Scorched territory, regardless of the genre, Scorched is the correct home for your story. We're always looking for toe-curling romantic tension, regardless of heat level.
    • Romance as the primary plot. Secondary characters and subplots are much needed and very welcome, especially as part of a larger story arc. Subplots should reinforce the hero and heroine’s journey, but shouldn’t overshadow their story. We also love to see secondary characters receive their own stories down the line! 
    • 75k-90k word count. Novellas may be used to supplement full-length series, but will not be considered on a standalone basis.
    • Multiple POVs are allowed, though the focus is primarily on the hero and heroine. We are willing to look at other POV structures on a case-by-case basis.      
    • Voices we love: Lori Foster, Suzanne Elizabeth Phillips, Jill Shalvis, Kristan Higgins, Carly Phillips, and Marie Force.
    • We consider backlist or previously published work on a case by case basis.
    • We accept both agented and unagented submissions.
       

    FAQs

    Q: Select encompasses several single-title romance imprints, but what’s the difference between a category romance and a single title romance

    A. Category romances are generally stripped down to the core romance. They’re shorter (50k-60k), trope-driven, and often follow a set of “rules” dictated by the imprint/line on which they’re published. Our contemporary category romance imprints are Bliss, Brazen, Indulgence, and Lovestruck.

    Single-title romances have a longer word count (75k-100k, on average), more secondary characters, subplots, and are the kind of books you’ll linger over and savor—not just because of the longer word count, but because of the emotional depth, and rich world-building. 

    Like a fine wine, Select Contemporaries have layers. They have full-bodied settings and plots. We want to get to know the characters and see them as whole, unique, and authentic. This imprint is where you can have a sub-plot independent of the developing romance. Although the romance is always the focus, the characters don’t need to spend every moment/page together, and you can also introduce a rich cast of supporting characters.


    Q. These are called "single-title" romance. Do you consider series?

    A: Single-title romance is a publishing term and doesn’t mean we don’t want connected books. In fact, we’re especially looking for books with series potential.

    Select Historical, Entangled’s single-title historical romance imprint, features lively plots, bold voices, and compelling characters that tempt readers into the lush, often scandalous world of old.
     

    Specifically, we want to see:

    • Highlander, Viking, Regency, and Victorian settings are greatly preferred at the moment. Other eras will be considered, but nothing after 1899. 
    • High-concept books. Stories that can grab a reader with a one-line description.
    • Sexy heroes like rogues, warriors, tycoons, and dukes (or other royalty) are always popular, but everyday heroes from the era are just as welcome. Alpha types are preferred, but alpha-beta heroes are great, too. We will consider a beta hero only if he manages to sweep us off our feet by the end. 
    • Romance as the primary plot. Secondary characters and subplots are much needed and very welcome, especially as part of a larger world. Subplots should reinforce the hero and heroine’s journey, but shouldn’t overshadow their story. We also love to see secondary characters receive their own stories down the line!
    • Heat level. Anything from closed-door romance to steamy sex scenes are welcome, but if the heat level crosses over into Scorched territory, regardless of the genre, Scorched is the correct home for your story. We're always looking for toe-curling romantic tension, regardless of heat level.
    • 75k-100k word count. Novellas may be used to supplement full-length series, but will not be considered on a standalone basis.
    • Multiple POVs are allowed, though the focus is primarily on the hero and heroine. We are willing to look at other POV structures on a case-by-case basis.
    • We consider backlist or previously published work on a case by case basis.
    • We accept both agented and unagented submissions.    

    FAQs

    Q: Select encompasses several single-title romance imprint, but what’s the difference between a category romance and a single title romance?

    A: Category romances are generally stripped down to the core romance. They’re shorter (50k-60k), trope-driven, and often follow a set of “rules” dictated by the imprint/line on which they’re published. Our historical category romance imprint is Scandalous.

    Single-title romances have a longer word count (75k-100k, on average), more secondary characters, subplots, and are the kind of books you’ll linger over and savor—not just because of the longer word count, but because of the emotional depth, and rich world-building.


    Q. These are called "single-title" romance. Do you consider series?

    A: Single-title romance is a publishing term and doesn’t mean we don’t want connected books. In fact, we’re especially looking for books with series potential.

    Whether you’re swooning over the strong, sexy vampire, learning how to navigate pack politics with an alpha werewolf, saving the galaxy with a brooding spaceship captain, or conquering any number of magical beasts, if you’re a fan of paranormal, sci-fi, and fantasy, you’re sure to fall in love with Select Otherworld. Here is where you’ll find superior world-building, amazing casts of characters, and romance that will leave you breathless.  

     

    Specifically, we want to see:

    • High-concept books. Stories that can grab a reader with a one-line description.
    • Sexy alpha heroes like military men, cops, wolf shifters, vampires, etc. The kind of men who will sweep you off your feet and into their world, wherever that may be. While we love heroes with an edge, we also love to see their softer side as well!
    • Likable, relatable heroines who aren’t pushovers.
    • Romance as the primary plot. Secondary characters and subplots are much needed and very welcome, especially as part of a larger paranormal world. Subplots should reinforce the hero and heroine’s journey, but shouldn’t overshadow their story. We also love to see secondary characters receive their own stories down the line!
    • Well-developed world-building. Whether you're writing a contemporary science-fiction romance, fantasy, or shifters, world-building is all important. Readers should be able to easily immerse themselves in the world you've created without confusion or the need for long chunks of exposition to describe the setting.
    • Heat level. Anything from closed-door romance to steamy sex scenes are welcome, but if the heat level crosses over into Scorched territory, regardless of the genre, Scorched is the correct home for your story. We're always looking for toe-curling romantic tension, regardless of heat level.
    • 75k-120k word count. Novellas may be used to supplement full-length series, but will not be considered on a standalone basis.
    • Multiple POVs are allowed, though the focus is primarily on the hero and heroine. We are willing to look at other POV structures on a case-by-case basis.
    • Unique voices in the vein of JR Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Shelley Laurenston, Richelle Mead, Charlaine Harris, Stephanie Meyer, Marjorie M. Liu, Nalini Singh, and Rachel Caine.
    • Movies and TV shows that inspire us: Star Wars, Stranger Things, 12 Monkeys, Lucifer, True Blood, Twilight, Interview with a Vampire, Supernatural, Star Trek, Underworld, Once Upon a Time, Sleepy Hollow, American Horror Story
    • We consider backlist or previously published work on a case by case basis.
    • We accept both agented and unagented submissions.
     
    FAQs
     

    Q: Select encompasses several single-title romance imprint, but what’s the difference between a category romance and a single title romance?

    A: Category romances are generally stripped down to the core romance. They’re shorter (50k-60k), trope-driven, and often follow a set of “rules” dictated by the imprint/line on which they’re published.

    Single-title romances have a longer word count (75k-100k, on average), more secondary characters, subplots, and are the kind of books you’ll linger over and savor—not just because of the longer word count, but because of the emotional depth, and rich world-building.


    Q. These are called "single-title" romance. Do you consider series?

    A: Single-title romance is a publishing term and doesn’t mean we don’t want connected books. In fact, we’re especially looking for books with series potential.


    Q. I write short (50k-60k) YA otherworldly romance. That's not long enough for your Teen imprint, and my characters are too young for Otherworld. Where should I send my manuscript?

    A: To our Crave imprint! We're actively acquiring stories like yours.

    Select Suspense, Entangled’s single-title romantic suspense imprint, features modern suspense plots, bold voices, and compelling characters that tempt readers into a thrilling world of intrigue and romance.
     

    Specifically, we want to see:

    • 75k-100k word count. Novellas may be used to supplement full-length series, but will not be considered on a standalone basis.
    • Modern, dangerous suspense plots. We want stories that resonate with our readers. No ex-husbands chasing the heroine. No amnesia.
    • Romance within the suspense plot. 70/30 romance to suspense ratio is preferred, though we’ll consider anything in the 80/20 to 60/40 range. The suspense plot must be vital to the story and romance.
    • Multiple POVs are allowed, though the focus is primarily on the hero and heroine.
    • Moderate to high heat level. Sex scenes should be fully realized.
    • Series may follow the same protagonist(s), though couples are preferred. Series set within a group of characters, focusing on individual couples, really appeal to our audience!
    • Capable characters.
    • Tone can be anything from dark and sexy to snarky and fun.
    • Voices we love: Suzanne Brockman, Maya Banks, Stacia Kane, Cherry Adair, Darynda Jones, Tonya Burrows, Alison Bliss, Jodi Linton, and Misty Evans.
    • We consider backlist or previously published work on a case by case basis.
    • We accept both agented and unagented submissions.


    FAQs


    Q: Select encompasses several single-title romance imprint, but what’s the difference between a category romance and a single title romance?

    A: Category romances are generally stripped down to the core romance. They’re shorter (50k-60k), trope-driven, and often follow a set of “rules” dictated by the imprint/line on which they’re published. Our suspense category romance imprint is Ignite.

    Single-title romances have a longer word count (75k-100k, on average), more secondary characters, subplots, and are the kind of books you’ll linger over and savor—not just because of the longer word count, but because of the emotional depth, and rich world-building.


    Q. These are called "single-title" romance. Do you consider series?

    A: Single-title romance is a publishing term and doesn’t mean we don’t want connected books. In fact, we’re especially looking for books with series potential.