Inkspell is open for submissions. We have added a new IMPRINT--Magic!
Inkspell Publishing is open for submissions. We are only considering the following types of submissions at this time. Please make sure you check out our new Inkspell Imprints and submission requirements before submitting. Thank you!
Inkspell Romance: Various subgenres, sweet and sizzling--examples: Aubrie Dione's Paradise Reclaimed Series, Stephanie Keyes' Star Child Series, T. Michelle Nelson's Lily Drake Series, and Call of the Sea by Rebecca Hart.
Do you love mystery and magic of a alpha shifter? What about a tantalizing vampire who wants your heart not your blood ? Magic is in the air at Inkspell. As unlikely heros face demons of their own or real demons for the love of their life, romance and magic prevail. Using spell-casting or potions, even your own brute force, these characters know how to win your heart and keep you safe. Whether on a spaceship in deep faraway galaxies or hiding in the shadows of New Orleans, these couples find that together they can defeat anything.
Magic, Science-fiction, or paranormal elements
Sensual sex, not graphic
YA or Adults
Emphasis on the relationship and romance
Variety of sub-genres: contemporary, time-travel, historic, dystopian
Inkspell Romance: Contemporary line, Sweet and not too sizzling,--examples: Sasha Summer’s Hollywood Ever After, Cecilia Robert’s Truly, Madly, Deeply, You, and Always You by Shilpa Mudiganti.
Do you love cowboys who sweep you off your feet? What about a sexy foreigner who charms you? Romance is in the air at Inkspell. It’s found on the streets of Paris, the apartment next door, or the fire station. Romance features adults who are eager to explore love and relationships together as they find their one true love. Whether they are friends, co-workers or complete strangers, they find love in today’s society amid the conflicts facing couples as they navigate today’s contemporary society.
Do you love dark nights wrapped in each other’s arms? What about a sizzling session on the office desk? We’re passionate about love at Inkspell. We know that romance can sizzle with explosive fights, deep kisses and passionate embraces. Passion features adults who are sensual in nature, experience life with desire and craving. Whether they are playboys who need redeeming or policemen who know how to handle their gun, these couples ache for a loving romance in today’s society.
Steamy sex but not erotic (ménage, m/m, etc.)
Couples over 18
Emphasis on relationship not the passion
No magic or paranormal elements
Inkspell Teen:Contemporary line, young adult, examples: Rita Aren’s The Obvious Game and Stephanie Lawton’s Want.
Do you dream about the captain of the football team finally noticing you? What about the hunky guy teaching you golf lessons? Teens desire relationships at Inkspell. As they navigate their first crush or full-fledged love, Teen understands the needs and wants of young adults today. Among the halls of their schools or at a summer vacation, they seek out other teens, fall for the slightly older guy or find their longing unrequited. Teen explores these beginning relationships as they search for romance and passion among today’s world.
Young adults (ages 15-18)
Passion and romance but no sex
Emphasis on the relationship can end with a Happily for Now
No magic or paranormal elements
These lines will be for ebook. We are looking for manuscripts that are 20,000- 50,000 words but will consider others if they are compelling enough. We ENCOURAGE you to check out our books to see what we are looking for.
~~~~~~~~~ What Inkspell offers:
Competitive Royalty rates.
Professional swoon-worthy covers
Dedicated and quality editorial staff who will work with you to help you craft your best story
We expect our writers to join us in marketing, for maximum impact, including the following tasks:
Establish your presence online AND offline (blogs, FB, Twitter)—this is a strong consideration before offering a contract
Volunteer for local store and local events while getting to know your readership.
Participate actively in conferences, online chats and promotions created by our team.
Be active in online communities with other authors, including Inkspell authors and participate on our blog and website.
To submit a manuscript for consideration:
Please include in your email cover letter:
Real Name & Pen Name
Title of Story
Any awards or writing affiliations
Website and contact information
Microsoft Word attachment with your completed manuscript and a synopsis of no more than 5 pages
If previously published work, please attach reversion of rights letter from previous publisher.
Inkspell accepts standard eBook manuscript formatting, which is as follows:
Paper size 8.5” X 11”
12pt Times New Roman
Margins: Top/Sides/Bottom = 1”
Line spacing – 2.0 (double spaced)
Page numbers, left side on bottom of each page
Page breaks in between chapters
Chapter numbers written out (Chapter One, Chapter Two)
Chapter headings, bolded and centered
Use three asterisks between scenes - ***
No bolding except for chapter headings
Non-justified left margin
No use of formatting within the document such as Header 1, Header 2 etc.
Thoughts of characters in Italics
Please be sure that your manuscript has been thoroughly self-edited and is free of spelling and grammatical errors.
We do not accept anything involving rape (even as "titillation") - remember it's about the emotional memory that impacts the current event that is important, not beastiality, or pedophilia.
Send your email to submissions(at)inkspellpublishing(dot)com.
Inkspell is now open to submissions. We are only looking for the following imprint lines: Romance, Passion, Magic, or Teen. Check our submission requirements.