Submission Call: Queer Romances on a Color Theme | Due June 30 - (Expired)

Calls for Submissions For Writers

Queer romance publisher JMS Books is launching a new series of themed romance novels and novelettes, this time on the colors of the rainbow. The story can contain any LGBTQ pairing, and the romance may be sweet, erotic, or somewhere in between.

Pieces should be 12,000 words or longer, and the title should include a color that ties in with the story. Pays 50% royalties quarterly on a two-year, automatically renewing contract. No advance. Deadline is June 30, 2017.

Colors of the Rainbow (LGBT Romance Stories)

We are looking for queer romance and erotic romance stories with a color in the title. The color should be important to the story, but keep in mind that, if you use a familiar phrase (such as “little black dress” or “seeing red”), another story may be submitted with the same title. So feel free to use unusual colors (like heliotrope, labrador, or titian).

Maybe the first thing she notices across the crowded room is the vivid color of a dress, and she’s immediately drawn to the woman wearing it. Perhaps one particular shirt sets off his eyes and, when he wears it, his best friend finds himself falling into that gaze. …

We do not consider multiple or simultaneous submissions. Reprints will be considered only if the author holds exclusive rights to republish.

Send a blurb and the full manuscript to with “Colors of the Rainbow” and the title of your story in the subject line. Include any author credentials you may have.

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

Interested? Please see complete guidelines at Colors of the Rainbow Submission Call: JMS Books.

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