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TORRID BOOKS
A Division of Whiskey Creek Press LLC
“ Publishing Sensual and Erotica Romance Since 2003”

WHO IS TORRID BOOKS, and what do we do?
TORRID BOOKS is a division of Whiskey Creek Press, a traditional royalty-paying publisher of fiction. TORRID BOOKS publishes sensual/erotic romances and erotica almost exclusively in ebook format. We have published over 1,500 titles by more than 450 authors since March 2003, and many of our authors are award-winning writers. WE ARE ALWAYS OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS. TORRID BOOKS charges NO fees of any kind to authors for publishing services. Editorial service, cover art design and production, and ISBN numbers are provided at absolutely NO fee to our contracted authors. Please review this entire Submissions Page for complete information about submitting your manuscript to TORRID BOOKS.

Calls for Submissions

Torrid Books is on the hunt for mystery, murder and mayhem—not necessarily in that order! Throw in a humorous twist and some steamy, hot sex and you may have just the story we’re looking for. And if the book is one in a series, even better! Think Stephanie Bond’s humorous murder mysteries, or up-and-comer Ann Charles’ Deadwood series!

Are you up for the challenge? If you have a story, or series, that fits the bill, Torrid wants to see it!

It should be the length needed to tell the story (but less than 75,000 words is preferred.)

Just send your submissions to Torrid Books at subs@torridbooks.com

THE MAN CAVE

Erotica for Men! Torrid Books is seeking submissions for their new line, The Man Cave. These stories are geared toward the male reader, but women will enjoy them too!

Stories may contain:

Bisexuality, BDSM , Casual Encounters, Exhibitionism, Erotic Fantasy, Female Domination, Fetishism, Group Sex, Gay/Lesbian, Masturbation, May/December Affairs (F/M or M/F), Oral Sex, Anal Sex, Sex Toys, Swinging, Menage, Voyeurism.

Stories may feature humor, horror, suspense, or dark themes, but all submissions must be explicitly erotic. A romantic plot or sub-plot is not mandatory, but may also be part of the story. We believe in pushing boundaries. We want stories with intense sexuality and excellent writing. If it's well written erotica, we want to see it!

Submissions may only be made by adults eighteen years of age and older. By submitting material you confirm that you are eighteen years of age or older.
We do still insist on a few taboos:

Taboo:

Incest (between blood relatives)
Underage sex (characters must be 18 or older)
Necrophilia (excluding vampires)
Bestiality (shapeshifters excepted)
Snuff (ack!)

We will consider short stories of 5,000 to 10,000 words.
We prefer stories between 10,000 and 40,000 words.
We do not accept anything over 50,000 words.

Send your submissions to subs@torridbooks.com and please put The Man Cave in your subject line.

 

We’re accepting submissions in all
our sensual/erotic romance genres:

- BDSM
- CONTEMPORARY
- FANTASY (Highly Interested At This Time)
- GAY/LESBIAN/BI-SEXUAL
- HISTORICAL
- HORROR
- HUMOR
- INTER-RACIAL
- PARANORMAL (Highly Interested At This Time)
- SCIENCE FICTION (Highly Interested At This Time)
- SUSPENSE THRILLER
- WESTERN

We prefer stories in the 20,000 to 40,000 word range, but we will look at slightly shorter or slightly longer manuscripts, as well.

WHAT IS SENSUAL AND EROTIC ROMANCE?

• Sensual and Erotic Romance is a work that is both romantic and sexually explicit. Erotic Romance is not pornography. This genre is romance—love in all its beauty, but without the flowery words to describe body parts and actions.
• Our Novella length fiction is 20,000 - 35,000 words. Novels in category length of over 35,000 to 75,000 words are preferred. See the Torrid Special Edition Line Submission Guidelines below for novels at 75,000 – 90,000 words. We will also consider single-author anthologies.
• For the sake of sensibilities, we request you NOT send manuscripts that depict human and earth animals in a bestiality setting. No necrophilia, pedophilia and bodily functions. We are not looking for manuscripts that degrade and demean any individual or group of individuals.
• Erotica without romance will not be accepted, unless it is THE MAN CAVE Line.

WE HAVE THREE “HEAT” RATINGS FOR TORRID BOOKS:

Sensual romance. The reader will find graphic terms for male and female anatomy. The love scenes are explicit, but overall the flavor to the story is more sensual.
Erotic romance. Graphic terms are used and the reader will experience a heightened erotic experience. These stories may contain material that some readers find objectionable, such as light bondage, submission, forced seductions, etc., but the romance is primarily between one man and one woman.
Erotica. The reader will find explicit sex scenes. Bi-Sexual/lesbian, bondage, sex toys, multiple partners, as well as controversial story elements, may be included in this rating. But romance is still the underlying motivator.

HOW DO YOU SUBMIT TO TORRID BOOKS?

Please provide us with the following three REQUIRED items as your submission package:

1) A COVER LETTER outlining your manuscript, any past publications and experiences as a writer. In the cover letter, include the word length of your manuscript as well as a brief synopsis, one to two pages in length. Please summarize the beginning, middle and end of the story. Show the conflict and resolution as well as character description. Also include a one-paragraph synopsis (thumbnail sketch or “blurb”) of the story line and tell us what motivated you to write this story. Provide any past publishing history in detail, including books under contract with other publishers and titles out of print.
2) A BUSINESS PLAN, typically one page in length, detailing how you will promote and market your published manuscript, including any past marketing efforts for your writing career. Do you have a current author website? If so, include that, along with any other sites like MySpace, Yahoo, Facebook, and so forth that you use to market your works. An active author website is mandatory for all WCP authors.
3) THE COMPLETED MANUSCRIPT itself. Do not send a few chapters. We want the manuscript completed before you submit to us. Do not mail the manuscript. To preserve the beautiful Cottonwood trees growing along the beautiful banks of Whiskey Creek, we ONLY accept submissions electronically.
ADDITIONAL GENERAL SUBMISSION INFORMATION

• WE DO NOT ACCEPT SIMULTANEOUS SUBMISSIONS.
• RESPONSE TO SUBMISSIONS IS WITHIN APPROXIMATELY 120 DAYS.
• WE DO NOT ACCEPT SUBMISSIONS IN MICROSOFT WORKS, MAC, OR WORD PERFECT FORMATS. WE DO NOT ACCEPT MAILED HARD-COPY SUBMISSIONS.
• WE ARE CURRENTLY ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS IN ALL EROTIC FICTION GENRES.

Please email your completed submission package to: subs@torridbooks.com

PROPER MANUSCRIPT FORMATTING FOR SUBMISSION

Cover page must include in the Upper Left Hand Corner:
• Author’s Name
• Author’s Address
• Author’s Phone Number
• Author’s E-mail Address

Cover Page must include Centered vertically and horizontally:
• Title of Manuscript
• Author Name and/or pseudonym
• Genre -- VERY IMPORTANT!
• Word Count

Additionally, there should be no white space at the top of the first page of each chapter. The word Chapter (not in all caps) and number (1, 2, 3, etc.) should be centered at the top of the first page of each chapter. A hard page break should be at the bottom of the last page of each chapter. For ease of reading use TIMES NEW ROMAN 12.

Manuscripts should be...
• Single spaced
• No page numbers
• No Footer
• No Header
• ALL underlined words or phrases changed to ITALICS
Please do not use HTML.

We suggest you use:
• Word 97 or above
• Rich Text Format
• No Mac, Word Perfect, or Microsoft Works Submissions
THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTERST, AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO RECEIVING YOUR SUBMISSION SOON!
Have a non-erotic story you’d like to submit? Check out our all-genre General Line of books at www.whiskeycreekpress.com and click on the Submissions tab on the Home Page for details




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