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Ellora’s Cave is always looking for new talent and welcomes unsolicited 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.

 If you have any questions about our guidelines, or about the status of a prior submission, please email Submissions@ellorascave.com.

Before you submit:

Download and read the Author Information and Submission Guidelines Packet

 

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 cover letter, story synopsis and manuscript. The cover email should contain only the information we list in the submissions guidelines.

 Merry Menage

Christmas crushes, Hanukkah hotties, Kwanzaa kinksters and New Year’s naughtiness—all winter holidays are welcome in this series that’s an homage to ménage. Threesomes, foursomes and moresomes abound, in any gender combination that makes your holiday horny!

     
  • Length: 20K – 45K words
  • Deadline for both internal/external submissions: April 15, 2014 (earlier is preferred)
  • All time periods, Lines and subgenres accepted.
  • Story must be set during a year-end holiday and include elements reflecting that.
  • Stories release in December 2014

 

Cotillion Christmas Feasts

Sweet Christmas-themed traditional Regency romances for our Blush imprint. Regency Christmas feasts (such as holiday meals or gatherings, special holiday meal or food customs) must be a theme. 

  • Length: 12K – 25K words
  • Deadline for both internal/external submissions: May 15, 2014 (earlier is preferred)
  • Particular dedication to historical accuracy.
  • Cotillion guidelines: sweet (kisses only); set in Regency-era England; focus on the social setting and mores of the time.
  • Stories release in October and November 2014

 

Geekgasm

Bring on the dice-ollers, Trekkies, gamers, and Whovians! Whether they’re awkward denizens of the science world just trying to fit in or mysterious hackers guys out to cause trouble, these heroes and heroines know the codes to unlock hearts—and bedrooms.

  • Length: 18K+ words
  • Deadline for both internal/external submissions: May 1, 2014 (earlier is preferred)
  • All EC Lines and subgenres welcome.
  • Stories release in January 2015.
     

Guns 'n' Hoses

Cops and firefighters. When these men and women in uniform are on the scene, spent shells and arsons aren’t the only things smokin’!

  • Length: 18K+ words
  • Deadline for both internal/external submissions: September 1, 2014 (earlier is preferred)
  • All EC Lines and subgenres welcome.
  • Stories release in April 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
  • Deadline for both internal/external submissions: November 1, 2014 (earlier is preferred)
  • All EC Lines and subgenres welcome.
  • Stories release in July 2015.

 

Screamers

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: 18K+
  • Deadline for both internal/external submissions: February 1, 2015 (earlier is preferred)
  • Must be suited for the EC Shivers line.
  • Stories release in October 2015.

 

Cotillion Christmas Wishes

Sweet Christmas-themed traditional Regency romances for our Blush imprint. Romantic Christmas wishes must be a theme. 

  • Length: 12K – 25K words
  • Deadline for both internal/external submissions: March 1, 2015 (earlier is preferred)
  • Particular dedication to historical accuracy.
  • Cotillion guidelines: sweet (kisses only); set in Regency-era England; focus on the social setting and mores of the time.
  • Stories release in October and November 2015

 

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