Thursday, September 15, 2005

Call for Black Velvet Seductions

We are currently seeking submissions for all of our romance lines. We publish several lines, including our sweet line Tender Destinations, our more sensuous line Sensuous Journeys, our erotic line Forbidden Experiences, and our romantic suspense line Amorous Adventures. We publish both contemporary and historical novels within each of these lines. We also publish a small amount of science fiction romance and a small amount of paranormal type romance, also within each of these lines. In any of these sub-genres the romantic elements must carry the story.

We publish e-books, audio CD's and e-books on CD. We do not publish paper books, nor do we have any plans to do so. We believe e-books and audio books are the wave of the future, and we are devoting all our energies to supplying current e-book readers and developing new markets for e-books and audio books.

We are a royalty paying company. We offer the best royalty rate in the industry. Authors receive royalties of 50% of the cover price on all items sold from our website. For items sold in other venues, we pay 50% of the cover price minus the discount paid to the selling organization.

We are very open to both published and unpublished authors and accept unagented and unsolicited manuscripts, partials and queries. In most cases, if a manuscript is close to publishable quality but needs some revision, we will offer a revision letter with specific revision requirements as opposed to a rejection. We offer a higher than normal amount of feedback on all manuscripts we receive, even those that do receive a rejection letter. We see this as an investment in an author that we hope will submit to us again.

We have a firm commitment to supporting writing organizations and the authors who belong to them. We welcome opportunities to work with writer's organizations. Feel free to contact us for items to use for door prizes for conferences and workshops if your organization is holding one. We are happy to serve as contest judges, workshop speakers, and lecturers and to offer author/editor appointments on a limited basis at workshops we attend.

We also publish a newsletter. It can be obtained by sending an e-mail to: free_writers_newsletter@blackvelvetseductions.com We are happy to publicize romance writing workshops and contests in our newsletter as space allows. Simply let us know of your upcoming event by sending us an e-mail at: writers_newsletter@blackvelvetseductions.com

Because we publish across many sub-genres and have lines to represent everything from sweet romance to very hot erotic romance there is space in our lineup for many different and unique author voices. We invite authors to write their best stories and submit them to us. We represent an excellent opportunity for unpublished authors to become published as we are very committed to discovering and developing new authors.

There are a few things we are looking for across all our lines. They are:

*Authors who take something ordinary and make it super extraordinary.

*Very well developed multi-dimensional characters

*A high degree of emotional impact

*A high degree of sexual tension both before the hero and heroine make love and after.

*Well-developed backstories.

*Although the hero and heroine may (hopefully will have) a very rough path to the happily ever after ending the stories must end with the hero and heroine happily ever after together.

*Stories told in third person viewpoint-shifts in viewpoint between hero and heroine and other important characters is acceptable, even desirable.

If you would like more details, visit the website. If you have questions you would like to ask about our company, please send e-mail to lauriesanders@blackvelvetseductions.com.

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