Etopia Press is currently looking for the best, most unique, most well-crafted romance and erotic romance in the business. Are you our next best-seling author?
We’re a royalty-paying publisher. We are not a vanity press or a self-publishing service. We provide complete, professional editing and cover design by some of the best editors and artists in the business, as well as wide distribution through all major retailers, review coordination, advertising, and marketing support. We pay 40% royalties on e-books, and all books over 45,000 words in all genres are considered for print release in POD. Shorter works may be considered for inclusion in e-book and print anthologies.
What We Don’t Publish
For more information on the specific requirements of our various romance lines, please see our Romance Lines pages.
For the kinds of books we’re most interested in at any given time, please see our Submission Calls page.
A Note on Fan Fiction
Please don’t send us stories based on your favorite TV shows, movies, books, anime, manga, video games, etc. Fan fiction can be a great way to connect with other fans and keep your favorite worlds alive, but we can’t publish and sell it. That’s called copyright infringement. Changing the names of characters isn’t enough to qualify the story as an “original work.”
Previously Published vs. Self-published Work
We prefer to publish new, unpublished works; however, we’re happy to consider reprint submissions of works which have been previously published by professional, royalty-paying publishers. If you’re looking for a new home for work that was previously published by another publisher, please note this in your cover letter and give us a brief description of the book’s publishing history. If we accept it, we’ll ask you to provide your reversion of rights letter from the previous publisher. Due to the high volume of poor quality self-published submissions we have received, we cannot consider any previously or currently self-published work.
Simultaneous submissions are perfectly acceptable. If you accept a contract elsewhere, congratulations! After you celebrate, please remember to be courteous and jot a quick note to the other publishers considering your book and withdraw your submission.
How to Format Your Submission and Where to Send It
*** A Note on Our Submission Guidelines***
Please follow these guidelines carefully when submitting to us. We work completely electronically and have different requirements than “traditional” publishers. We have specific requests that make it easier for us to log and process submissions before we read them. A submission with everything we need right where we need it is a thing of beauty and a joy to behold—and it says all kinds of nice things about the author. So when we see one, it moves right up to the top of the reading queue.
Your submission should include three things: a cover letter, short synopsis (for 10,000 words and over), and the complete manuscript, formatted like this:
1. A standard submission cover letter in the body of your email.
Start the email by writing your contact information in the top left corner. Include:
Address (City, State, Zip)
Title of the Work
Pen Name (If Any)
Genre or Category, Plus All Pertinent Subgenres
The exact word count of your manuscript according to MS Word.
Then, in the body of the message, be sure to include:
2. Complete manuscript, attached as an .RTF, .DOC, or .DOCX file only.
Genre/Subgenres (if there are several subgenres, list them all)
Exact Word Count According to MS Word (not an estimate)
3. Short synopsis (2 to 5 pages for novel length works, 1 to 2 pages or so for works over about 10,000 words through novella length.). No synopsis is required for short stories. Please format the synopsis the same as the manuscript, with the same contact information as the manuscript at the top , and attach it as an .RTF file.
Where to Send your Submission
We accept email submissions only. Email them to submissions AT etopia-press DOT net
Due to the unfortunate number of spammers out there looking to verify email addresses by receiving replies, we regret we can no longer send an autoresponder message to confirm the receipt of your manuscript. However, our standard response time is about two weeks, depending on certain variables–and whether you followed our submission guidelines :-). If you haven’t received a reply in three weeks, feel free to query us for an update.
Email us at help AT etopia-press DOT net and ask. We’re happy to help. And we can’t wait to read your work!