Write for us
Ellora’s Cave is always looking for new talent and welcomes manuscripts from authors, whether you have an agent or not. We want great storytelling, fresh writing, compelling characters and hot sex that will thrill our readers and capture their imagination.
We are digital publishers and all of our work is done electronically. We do not accept paper submissions.
Before you submit:
Download and read the Author Information and Submission Guidelines Packet
If you have any questions about our guidelines, or about the status of a prior submission, please email Submissions@ellorascave.com.
READY TO SUBMIT YOUR MANUSCRIPT?
After you have read the Submission Guidelines (see above), please submit your manuscript to us by emailing Submissions@ellorascave.com . You must attach one file (docx, doc, or rtf format only) to your email. The file should contain your story synopsis and manuscript. The cover email should contain only the information we list in the submissions guidelines.
SPECIAL SUBMISSION CALLS
Who doesn’t love a little lust mixed in with their blood and mayhem? These stories are all about the things that go bump in the night.
- Length: 10K+ words
- Must be suited for the EC Shivers (erotic horror) line.
- Submissions deadline: March 1, 2015 (earlier is preferred)
- Stories release in October 2015.
Women with Whips
These FemDommes won’t hesitate to put you in your place—beneath the heels of their boots. You’ll be saying “Thank you, Mistress” with every sweet, naughty surrender.
- Length: 10K+ words
- All EC genres welcome.
- Submissions deadline: August 1, 2015 (earlier is preferred)
- Stories release in March 2016.
You know the hallmarks: Big spooky houses that might or might not be haunted. Desolate moors. Portraits whose eyes follow you as you walk by. Mysterious men with brooding eyes. Or seemingly perfect gentlemen with deep secrets. Fires on the hillside at midnight. Secret passages. Household staff who know more than they’re letting on. And women who refuse to be scared away.
The gothic romance—perfected by Daphne DuMaurier, Mary Stewart, Barbara Michaels/Elizabeth Peters and Victoria Holt—gives us pleasant chills up the spine, keeps us guessing to the end and makes us wish for a little more adventure in our own lives. What happens when Ellora’s Cave goes erotic gothic? Those chills turn hot!
- Length: 18K+
- All Romantica(r) genres welcome.
- Submission deadline: December 1, 2015
- Stories release in July 2016