Bold Strokes Books offers a diverse collection of LesbianGayBiTransQueer general and genre fiction. BSB genre fiction includes all romance sub-genres as well as action, adventure, crime, mystery/intrigue, and speculative fic (sci-fi/fantasy/horror). BSB Victory (Lesbian) and Liberty (GBT) Editions include literary and popular fiction as well as non-fiction that explore the LGBT experience in its many forms (contemporary, historical, saga) while telling strong human stories with universal themes. Maverick Books features m/m Romance with an emphasis on the developing love relationship. Our Young Adult (14-18) Soliloquy books and New Adult (18-25) feature stories within all fiction genres that delve into questions of identity, gender, sexuality, self-esteem, peer relationships, ethics, and life issues. HeatStroke offers erotica for every pleasure.
We are only interested in quality works from serious authors. Every manuscript is individually reviewed by the selections director and members of the consulting editorial staff. A thorough review is a time-consuming process: therefore, we do not review manuscripts that have been simultaneously submitted to multiple publishers. Our average review period is 16 weeks. Please note that we do not publish poetry.
For more info the specifics of our publishing process, see our FAQ page.
We welcome the opportunity to consider manuscripts from authors worldwide and are happy to answer any questions that you may have about the submission process or our various divisions. To submit a manuscript, please use this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Selections Director: Len Barot.
General Submission Information:
Submit the Entire Manuscript
Electronic submissions only, using Microsoft Word ® .doc(x) or .rtf with the entire document in one file.
Please include a cover letter in body of email containing:
Preferred Word Count (general guidelines)