Special Calls: Motorcycle Club (MC) erotic romance, Sports themed, Military and Tormented sexiness romance and erotic romance.

Lyrical Press, an imprint of Kensington Publishing Corp., is actively acquiring all genres of romance, erotic romance and works containing strong romantic elements.

  • Romance / erotic romance / strong romantic elements genres considered: Young Adult, Fantasy, Historical, Horror, Humor, Mystery, Paranormal, Science Fiction, Steampunk, LGBT, Urban Fantasy, BDSM, Menage.
  • Required word count: 25,000 – 110,000 words.
  • Books must contain a conflict and resolution, with the romance being the key focal point of the story.
  • A current and professional website and an active online presence are expected of all Lyrical Press authors.
  • Submit to Lyrical Press: https://lyricalpress.submittable.com/submit

General Submission Information

  • Lyrical Press is open to self-published and/or previously published works that have been out of print for 6 months or longer.
  • Full manuscripts preferred.
  • Partial submissions considered on completed manuscripts.
  • Please include a one – two-page synopsis.
  • Please inform Lyrical Press if your manuscript is a simultaneous submission, and please keep the house informed of its status.
  • Average turnaround time for a response is 4 – 6 weeks. If you do not hear back from the house within that time, please email Renee Rocco to inquire after your status at lyricalpress@gmail.com.
  • Submit to Lyrical Press: https://lyricalpress.submittable.com/submit

Submission Procedures

  • Send the full or partial manuscript as prescribed below. Please include the following information in your query:
  • Legal name
  • Pseudonym (if applicable)
  • Contact phone
  • Publishing history (if applicable)
  • Working title (include series name if applicable)
  • Word count
  • Genre(s)
  • Blurb (no more than three paragraphs, please)

File Name Conventions
Please name your book file BookTitle_LastnameFirstname

Proper Layout of Your Manuscript For Upload to Submittable

  • Title Page
  • 2 -3 page synopsis
  • The book in its entirety or the first three chapters of the completed manuscript

Formatting Tips

  • File type: .rtf or .doc only
  • 12pt black font in Times New Roman, Cambria or Georgia
  • Line spacing: 1.5 (or Multiple 1.25″)
  • Margins: 1″ all
  • Single space between sentences.
  • No double-spaces or extra returns between paragraphs
  • Use your word processing functions to indent new paragraphs. Do not tab or use the space bar.
  • Page-breaks between chapters
  • Do not use style elements or sections breaks

Please note

  • Manuscripts below 25,000 words or over 110,000 words will be ignored.
  • Lyrical Press does not publish non-fiction. Non-fiction queries/submissions will be ignored.
  • Lyrical Press does not publish non-romantic fiction. Works that do not contain romance, erotic romance, strong romantic elements will be ignored.
  • Lyrical Press does not publish single-author collections, screenplays, children’s books, or poetry. Submissions of these works will be ignored.

Objectionable Content
Lyrical Press will not consider any work that glorifies, justifies or excuses the following subject matter: Pedophilia, Rape, Incest, Bestiality, Necrophilia.

Submit to Lyrical Press: https://lyricalpress.submittable.com/submit