Please select the imprint which best suits your submission below.

  • Amara (single-title adult romance)
  • Entangled TEEN (single-title YA fiction with romantic elements)
  • Embrace (single-title NA romance)
  • Scorched (single-title and serialized erotic romance)
  • August, Bliss, Brazen, Indulgence, and Lovestruck (contemporary category romance - see specific guidelines)
  • Scandalous (historical category romance)
  • Teen Crush (contemporary YA category romance)
  • Teen Crave (paranormal/sci-fi/fantasy YA category romance)

Simultaneous trade paperback and digital releases receive 20% of cover price on ebooks, with print royalties that begin at 7.5% of cover price. Digital-first releases receive up to 35% of cover price on ebooks.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Submit your title to ONE imprint. We will move the submission ourselves if it is a better fit elsewhere.
  • 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 others, please submit the full manuscript with your query letter.

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

  • Rejection
  • Revise and resubmit
  • Request for additional time
  • Request to take to acquisitions board 

 

Welcome to Entangled! Please use this simple submissions form to transmit your manuscripts and sales copy for review. 

Series
To keep things organized, we request that you submit manuscripts that are part of a larger series together, making sure to list the sales copy/query for each in the space provided. This form can accept up to 20 attached files, but we only need to receive the first manuscript in the series plus blurbs of the rest to make a decision on the entire series.

Non-Series Books
If you have books that don't belong to a series, please submit them individually. This will allow us to respond to you more efficiently and to ensure manuscripts don't get lost in the shuffle.

Contract Offers
Due to the sheer volume of submissions we're receiving, we've decided to list the terms we're negotiating on all Samhain titles upfront to help authors better make a decision as well as make it feasible for us to sign this volume of contracts. We're offering 50% of net in a standard profit-sharing model, plus 60/40 on foreign rights and 50/50 on audio, where rights have not already been exploited, which we will aggressively market. We'll be making new covers for most books, except where appropriate, and we're committing a marketing budget for the re-releases as a whole as well as individually, with priority given to those authors with front list titles. Because we know so many authors rely on the revenue generated by these titles, we will be re-releasing them in batches as quickly as we possibly can in a large publicity campaign with price promotions and marketing attached, in weeks devoid of previously or currently contracted Entangled titles so that we can concentrate on each market as appropriate. For this reason, we're asking for a thirty day non-compete from the on-sale date for any other titles, but we're willing to trade back matter between any titles submitted to Entangled and those published elsewhere or self-published to drive traffic to all books by an author. We are able to save reviews from old titles on Amazon, but we will also work to refresh reviews where needed.

We look forward to your submissions, and hope to give your stories a new home!

Amara, our new upmarket single-title romance imprint, utilizes both digital-first and traditional publishing models to deliver the sweet—or scintillating—romances readers want to online and brick-and-mortar bookstores near you. Whether you're into contemporary, science fiction, paranormal, or historical, Amara has the perfect book to light your fire!

We are seeking novels in the following subgenres of romantic fiction:

  • Contemporary
  • Historical
  • Romantic Suspense and Thrillers
  • Science Fiction
  • Paranormal
  • Fantasy

 
Guidelines:

Submissions should be:
  • High-concept
  • Contain strong romantic elements
  • Geared toward an adult audience
  • 70k to 120k words in length for all genres, except contemporary romance, which should remain under 90k
  • M/F, M/M, or F/F 
We accept both agented and unagented submissions.


FAQs


Q: What’s the difference between a category romance and single-title romance?

A: Category romances are generally stripped down to the core romance. They’re shorter (45k-65k), 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. Amara is a "single-title" romance imprint. Do you consider series?

A: "Single-title" is a publishing term for standard-length (75k-100k, on average) fiction novels. We enjoy connected books with series potential!

Entangled TEEN, our single-title 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
  • Science Fiction
  • Paranormal
  • Fantasy
  • Historical
  • Romantic Suspense and Thrillers   

  Guidelines:
  • High-concept plots that leave us clamoring for more
  • Romantic elements are a must!
  • 16-19 year old protagonists that will appeal to crossover audiences
  • 70k to 120k words in length for all genres, except contemporary romance, which we prefer remain under 90k
  • M/F, M/M, F/F, and multicultural characters are welcome!
  • We accept both agented and unagented submissions.

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
  • 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.

    Welcome to August, our exciting new category romance imprint, where characters are more seasoned in life and love. Send us heroes and heroines in their 30s and 40s who haven’t been on the dating scene since Backstreet Boys vs. ‘N Sync was a thing, Jack and Rose were king and queen of the world, and people were arguing over whether Ross and Rachel were “on a break”. The line launches in fall 2017!


    Guidelines:

    • High-concept, trope-driven stories strong on both conflict and emotion
    • Relatable characters in their 30s and 40s who put love on the backburner to launch their careers, or may be looking to start a new chapter in life
    • Word count of 45k – 65k. Novellas are considered on a case-by-case basis when tied to an existing series or as part of a specific call for submissions. 
    • POV split 50/50 between the hero and heroine
    • Heat level can be mild to steamy
    • We’d love to see diverse characters!
    • Authors we love: Kristan Higgins, Roxanne St. Claire, Karen Booth, Maisey Yates
    • We accept both agented and unagented submissions.

    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.

    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 everyday, relatable women who capture their hearts.
    • 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 category romantic comedy imprint. Our focus is on memorable “meet-cutes” between strangers, a strong romantic connection full of fun banter, and satisfying endings that leave readers smitten. We are looking for fresh voices, witty dialogue, and the familiar tropes readers love. 


    Specifically, we would like to see:

    • Romantic comedies are what we do best. We like our stories to be lively, playful, and sensual, and full of banter, beginning with a memorable “meet-cute” and ending with a swoon-worthy close.
    • Tropes! Think best friends-to-lovers, bait and switch, forced proximity, fish out of water, ugly duckling, older brother’s best friend, fake relationship, 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. They're the kind of guys women hope they’ll run into at the grocery store.
    • Our heroines are intelligent, likable, relatable women in their mid- to late-20s meeting the future love of their life in 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, Love Actually, Never Been Kissed, and Hallmark Christmas movies...all with a little more heat!

    The fine print:
    • Manuscripts should be between 45k-60K words in length. We consider novellas if tied to an existing Lovestruck series, or when 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.

    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

    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.