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Got what it takes to create a Choc Lit hero or a stunning Ruby Fiction book?

Please read our criteria and guidelines below and follow the instructions.

We’re looking for quality stories not quantity. We are a Digital First (eBook and audio) traditional publisher, our paperbacks are distributed to the trade wholesalers and available from most good bookshops and libraries. We are also represented by a UK, US & Australian sales teams.  Our eBooks are on all the major platforms.

We do have a three month review period as all manuscripts are reviewed, in the first instance, by our Tasting Panel who are genuine readers.

 

We recommend you read a couple of our novels before submitting, to ensure your manuscript fits our criteria. We do not wish to waste your time or that of our panel. Thank you!

Please DO NOT email any unsolicited  attachments (synopsis, first three chapters, etc.) as they will be lost in our spam folder and you won’t get a response. Ensure you follow these guidelines.
 

Submitting a novel to Choc Lit or Ruby Fiction:
Choc Lit - includes the hero’s point of view .
For thrillers, women’s fiction and romances without the hero’s point of view, please submit to our new imprint Ruby Fiction. You can do so here.

Submitting to Choc Lit:
Criteria:

  • - fiction
    - has a male hero and includes his point of view
    - a romance at the heart
  • - suitable for a female adult audience
  • - 60,000 to 100,000 words long
  • - in English
  • - completed – we can’t consider works in progress
  • - previously unpublished
  • - not currently accepted by any other publisher or agent
  • - contemporary, suspense, historical, fantasy, time-slip, et.

RUBY LOGO copySubmitting to Ruby:
Criteria:

  • - fiction
    - suitable for a female adult audience
  • - 60,000 to 100,000 words long
  • - in English
  • - completed – we can’t consider works in progress
  • - previously unpublished
  • - not currently accepted by any other publisher or agent

Submission Guidelines

PLEASE NOTE WE MAY NOT BE THE RIGHT PUBLISHER FOR YOU!
We are not looking for one book deals so we do discourage you to submit if this is what you seek. We look to work with our authors on a long term basis to help develop their careers.


We strongly advise that you have your novel assessed before you send it to us so that you have a chance to correct any obvious problems with your story or style. There are many organisations offering manuscript assessment services.

Once your novel is ready to be submitted, please complete the form below and press Submit. Please do not email your manuscript to us unless we contact you. Any unsolicited  attachments emailed  will be lost in our spam folder and you won’t get a response!

Notes to help your submission:
Remember that a synopsis provides the whole story of your novel in a nutshell – the main characters, their motivations and a summary of the plot, including the ending.

* Social media activity (Twitter, Facebook, etc.) and online skills are necessary for all Choc Lit and Ruby authors as we expect them to be proactive and help us by pursuing publicity opportunities. We no longer accept submissions without an online platform.
 
* Give your writing experience, any success in short stories or writing competitions, self published success or anything else you feel is relevant
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* If you’re an unpublished author, please state the manuscript assessment service used.

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If we feel your synopsis has met our criteria we will request, via email, that you complete the our Submission Form and submit this together with your complete novel in MS Word or RTF (text file). Please present these as professionally as possible (Our submissions are reviewed by our Tasting Panel, independent readers who can be quite picky about badly presented manuscripts, so don’t give them an excuse to fail yours!).
 
Meet our criteria? Complete the form below. Good luck!

Submissions Form

Your first name:
 

Your surname:

Email address:

Confirm email address:

Town/City:
 

County/State:

Country:

Title of novel:

Name of assessment service used, if you’re an unpublished author:

Your Facebook address(e.g. /jane_smith):

Your Twitter address:

Any blog/web address:

Your social media activity (please include any forums or blogs you regularly appear on):

Please tell us about yourself -  include any writing experience, your day job and anything you think will help your submission.

Synopsis of your novel (see note above):
 

What’s unique about your novel? Why should we add it to our selection?

Genre/category (or categories):

If other, please state:

Word count of your novel (no comma required - e.g. 70000):
  

Is your novel a romance and  includes the hero’s point of view?:       


Please only press the once. At busy times it may appear slow. Thank you!

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