First Realm Publishing is now accepting fiction submissions for Novel, Novella length and Serial publications.
Novellas range from 15,000 - 35,000 words in length.
Novels are in the range of 50,000 - 140,000 words in length.
Full length novels will be offered in print format after e-format release. Novellas may also be offered in print determined with each submission.
Serial stories are ongoing for 5 or more installments, each installment ranging from 20,000 – 30,000 words in length. Serials will be released in e-format every three weeks and in print format when serial is complete. Serial submissions require the first three installments completed prior to release of the first release to allow for editing completion. The serial stories can be any genre of fiction and must provide an enticing ending until completion of the series. Writing serial stories requires commitment from the author.
Please do not submit if you will not be able to follow through.
We are not interested in:
- Short story collections or anthologies AT THIS TIME, but will be open for anthologies in the future
- Religious genre fiction. We do not publish books aimed for a specific religious group of readers.
· We do not want stories portraying rape, pedophilia or other crimes in a positive light. We will not publish books that contain on-stage violence or rape, any on-stage abuse of children or cruelty to animals.
· Be aware. FRP will publish erotica, not porn. Know the difference. We do not accept any nauseating and defaming things such as incest, underage characters in illegal and immoral situations, or anything non-consensual or of a violently graphic nature.
- Please include heat level: Sweet (from no romance to sex behind closed doors), Sensual (contains several lovemaking scenes without graphic language), Sexy (can include hot, frequent love scenes), Scorching(may include BDSM, GBLT, ménage, graphic terms for body parts and intercourse)
Submit a cover letter in the body of the email that contains the following:
- Word Count
- Heat level
- Brief synopsis
- For Serial submissions please include a synopsis for each installment of the series.
- A short biography
- Your marketing plan. We expect our authors to be active in the marketing of their titles alongside FRP efforts.
Attach the following to your cover letter in .doc or .rtf format:
- For stories less than 50,000 words: Send us the complete manuscript with your title, word count, genre and contact information at the top of the first page.
- For novels 50,000 and up: Send us the first three chapters and the last chapter, with your title, word count, genre and contact information at the top of the first page.
- For serial stories submit the entire first installment with your title, word count, genre and contact information at the top of the page.
Your manuscript should contain either 1-1/2 or double spacing and one inch margins. Use a 12 pt. Georgia, Book Antiqua or Times Roman font.
No page numbers, No Footer and No Header. ALL underlined words or phrases changed to ITALICS.
Send to First Realm Publishing with a subject line: SUBMISSIONS_your name_book title to... firstname.lastname@example.org
Please allow six to eight weeks for a response.
First Realm Publishing pays 35% royalties on net revenue to the Author for eBooks and 10% net on revenue for print. We hold all rights for three (3) years from date of publication. We do not pay advances.
FRP charges NO fees of any kind to authors for publishing services. Editorial service, cover art design and production, paperback set-up fees, and ISBN numbers are provided at absolutely NO fee to our contracted authors. FRP authors may purchase copies of their print books at a substantial discount off the retail price.
WE ARE CURRENTLY ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS IN ALL FICTION GENRES.
WE DO NOT ACCEPT SIMULTANEOUS SUBMISSIONS
WE DO NOT ACCEPT SUBMISSIONS IN MICROSOFT WORKS, MAC, OR WORD PERFECT FORMATS.
WE DO NOT ACCEPT MAILED HARD-COPY SUBMISSIONS.