Shameless is Etopia Press's contemporary romance imprint. Like all our imprints, Shameless is looking for strong, alpha heroes; likeable, independent heroines; and stories that capture all the drama, joy, pain, and passion of contemporary life. These stories can be witty and funny, or more serious and dramatic. They can harness the power of traditional devices like secret babies, billionaire sheiks, and hot firefighters, or do something a little different. What they should all have in common is tons of sexual tension, loads of emotion, and when your characters finally come together, there should be lots of deliciously steamy love scenes. Shameless heroes should be rugged and masculine—even if they’re the boy next door. A Shameless hero will move mountains to be with the woman he loves—even if he doesn’t know it yet.
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 submission