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Write for us

Ellora’s Cave is always looking for new talent and welcomes manuscripts from authors. 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


 After you have read the submission guidelines (see above), please submit your manuscript to us by emailing . 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 the information we list in the submissions guidelines.



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.


Windswept Women

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 except Spectrum.
  • Submission deadline: December 1, 2015
  • Stories release in July 2016