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.
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.