Raw Silk is Etopia Press's historical romance imprint. We’re looking for strong, alpha heroes; brave, indomitable heroines; and times and locales that speak to a reader’s sense of romance and mystery. Highland warriors, Western lawmen, Regency rakes—these are a few of the reader favorites we’re most interested in seeing—swashbuckling pirates, Viking raiders, and other powerful figures also make strong heroes who can rule men, but fall victim to the charms of one, small woman. These stories are bursting with historical detail and colorful settings, and transport the reader to a different time and place. Strong, believable conflicts should be at the center of the story—no one ever wants to fall in love in a historical romance (at least not with that horrid man!). When your characters finally do give in, their love scenes will be plentiful and passionate, very steamy and sensual, and undeniably romantic.
Submit the complete manuscript plus a short synopsis and cover letter. Cover letter should include your book title, pen name (if applicable), real name, address, email address, genre/subgenre, and word count. Please also include this information in the top left hand corner of both your synopsis and manuscript.
Your manuscript and synopsis should be saved as .doc or .docx only.
Please name your files according to this naming convention:
BookTitle_ByAuthorName_Manuscript.doc (or .docx)
BookTitle_ByAuthorName_Synopsis.doc (or .docx)
Then send them as attachments to an email to firstname.lastname@example.org