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Red Sage has always told authors to write what they love to write. It doesn’t matter if the story is historical, science fiction, comedy, or any other sub-genre. If the author is writing what they love, it shows in the writing and the emotions come through. The stories are funnier, sexier, scarier, etc., when the author has the emotional investment in doing what they love. This is where the great, out-of-the-box stories come from, because the authors are both free and engaged.

Authors sometimes ask, "What are you looking for?" We always tell them to write what you write best and love most. We have never said we need so many vampire stories or so many historical because a great story is a great story. Don’t ever write a story for us just because you heard we were looking for a certain type of story, because we are always looking for your brilliant, beautiful, emotional best fiction where your characters are wonderful, the plot is unique and interesting, and the quality of writing is high. All these together make for a fabulous story.

As Red Sage’s first authors created erotic romance, this is where our heart is, so we want romance stories, which are erotic. Therefore a majority of what we publish will be romance and erotica. We also feel readers want variety. Sometimes you like erotic and sometimes you just want a great mystery or science fiction story or even something else. Surprise us and come up with something completely different!

At this time, we're interested in acquiring:

Contemporary romance in particular anything western, small town romances, erotic romance and romantic suspense. Got a cozy mystery that's got a well-balanced romantic sub-plot? We want to see those too! (Please note: In regards to all sub-genres for example Romantic Suspense, please try and keep the ratio of romance to sub-genre 60:40. The romance MUST be the main driving point of the story.)  We'd love to see more series' in this category. 50,000 words or more. Less than 50,000 will be considered, but most of our readers prefer longer works in this genre.

Paranormal romance: We want shifters, werewolves and vampires at this time. We'd love to see some new fresh takes on these creatures and series are welcome. Got a paranormal romantic mystery? Send it our way. Again, the romance must be the main focus of the story. 25,000 words +

Historical romance: Regency, Victorian and medieval romances. We'd also love to see some 1920's or 30's mystery romance fiction too. 50,000 words+

Sci-fi romance will be considered on a case by case basis.

Romantic pairings: M/F, M/M, F/F and interracial relationships are welcome.

Note: We are not interested in anything beyond what is already listed here. New Adult/Young Adult, Memoirs, non-fiction, thesis', inspirational or faith-based submissions will be automatically rejected.

Do ensure your manuscript and synopsis has been critiqued thoroughly and is in its best possible shape prior to submission. Critiquing should be done by those within the writing community. While it's nice for friends and family to read and give you the thumbs up and encouragement, at the end of the day another author or creative writing mentor will have the fundamental and structural knowledge on how to strengthen your prose prior to submission.

Requirements for sending Submission/Query

  • Please read our submission/query requirements thoroughly.
  • Failure to follow these guidelines could result in a rejection.

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