NO FULL MANUSCRIPTS NEEDED TO SUBMIT!
The Carina Press editors are looking for male/male romantic suspense titles that are part of ongoing miniseries. Think Josh Lanyon’s
Fair Game series, Cut & Run series by Abigail Roux, or Layla Reyne’s Agents
Irish & Whiskey series, where:
The same heroes travel
from book to book
Each book contains a
Each book contains an
independent suspense arc
There is an
overarching suspense and romantic arc
running through the miniseries
We are not looking for a specific balance of romance and
suspense, but rather are looking for excellent character- and plot-driven
series. We will consider series in which the romance is more prevalent, with
light suspense, as well as series in which the suspense is more prevalent than
This is an ongoing call, which means we’ll be looking for
proposals until our needs are met.
Male/Male romantic suspense ongoing miniseries submission link:
Requirements for this proposal call:
- Your book must feature two male
protagonists who are romantically involved but can be of any heat level.
- Your proposed miniseries must
be composed of completely new works and not have been previously
published in any form, whether self-published, posted on a writing
community site (example: Wattpad) or released via digital or traditional
- If you have a previously
published book one or series you would like to submit for consideration,
please visit this link to submit a query: https://carinapress.submittable.com/submit/25867/previously-published-material
- You cannot submit projects you
have submitted to Carina Press before.
Materials needed to participate:
- A detailed query letter with a 3-5
paragraph description of the first book, plus a short introduction of your
writing credentials and publishing history.
- A minimum of the first 7,500
words of book one. If you have more than 7,500 words, you can certainly
send more! Please note that due to a
great number of questions received re: desired words per chapter, we’re
revising our guidelines for 2018 to reflect requested word count vs.
- A thorough, well-thought-out book
one synopsis that is at least 5 pages or 1,600 words long. See more
about writing a synopsis here.
- A detailed series outline. This
must contain a 2-3 paragraph overview of the series arc, plus a 1-2
paragraph description of each proposed book. Please upload this as a
separate document. The series
outline is a critical component of this proposal call, and we will not
consider submissions that do not include one.
- You may submit more than
one project! However, please submit the above material only once per
· Times New Roman, 12
pt, black font, double spaced.
Please put your manuscript title and name in the header information on
each page of your proposal and synopses.
How to submit:
- If your book meets the
guidelines above and all your material is ready and properly formatted,
please use this link to submit.
- Direct your submission to
Editorial Director Angela James, Senior Editor Kerri Buckley, or Associate
Editor Stephanie Doig.
- All eligible proposals will
receive a response within 12 weeks of submission.
For questions about this call for submissions, please email us
For more information about Carina Press, and to read our
submission guidelines, please visit bit.ly/write4cp.